Why Is It Called an SKB Roto Rack Anyway?

John Rateau for blog By John Rateau, Account Manager, Rackmount Solutions, Inc.


One of the most popular SKB heavy duty transport cases is the 8u Roto Rack.  It’s tough, it has built-in TSA accepted and recognized latches (so you can lock them and still enable airline security personnel to inspect the contents), it has heavy duty, built-in wheels (or optional quick release 4” casters with mounting plates and hardware), an easy to use built-in pull handle, and industrial grade steel threaded rack rails (for non-destructive screw mount installation and removal).  And, for easy access to contents, the SKB 8u Roto Rack also includes full access rear lids.  But although this case from SKB is very popular (and has prevented damage to millions of dollars of network, computing, audio, and video equipment), many purchasers aren’t aware of why the case is called a “Roto” Rack.  (And no, it’s not because the case has wheels that roto…, er rotate!)


The name Roto” Rack comes from the process SKB uses to mold the LLDEP/LMDE (Linear Low Density Polyethylene/Linear Medium Density Polyethylene) plastic into the case’s shape.   In Roto molding, aluminum molds hold powdered plastic that is heated in a large oven.  The molds are rotated on two axis so that the plastic melts and is distributed evenly.  This ensures that the case will have an even density and strong corners.

SKB Roto Rack Transport Case
SKB Roto Rack Transport Case

The Roto process is just one of the reasons why SKB can warrant their cases against defects in materials and craftsmanship for the life of the case.  SKB will repair or replace it at no cost to you for as long as you own the case.)  It’s their “Million Mile Guarantee”!


So if you’re looking for a great way to protect and transport expensive electronics, the 8u Roto Rack is a great way to do it (and now their name for it makes sense too!)

You can find more information on the 8u Roto Rack and other great products from SKB, at:  Rackmount Solutions .  Or give us a call at:  866-207-6631, we’ll be happy to recommend a case that will meet your specific requirements.


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