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5 STAR CASES LTD

5 STAR CASES LTD

5 Star manufacture cases for many applications and industries. The types of cases include: Mossman Trunks, Lite-Flite Cases, Industrial Cases, Tour Grade Cases, Super Tour Grade Cases, Custom Transit Cases and the XT Range of cases.

The applications and industries served by 5 Star include: Medical, Optical, Computers, Tools, Music, Entertainment, Test Equipment, 19" Rack Systems and Sample Cases.

However, its core business is the entertainment sector which amongst others includes Audio Visual, Sound and Lighting, Theatre, Exhibition and Events. 5 Star Cases has the ability to tackle almost any project, large or small, complex or simple. We pride ourselves on prompt and efficient service, with extremely quick delivery times. Our Sales Team can react to urgent requirements and can work closely with the client to discuss specific needs. Our Production facilities are also well equipped to cope with tight deadlines.

In 2001, 5 Star Cases Limited further strengthened its position by acquiring Mossman Trunks, Custom Case Foams and Custom Transit Cases from Custom Cases Limited. This added further brands and products to 5 Star’s already extensive range of cases and foam inserts.

MOSSMAN TRUNKS

5 Star Cases acquired Mossman in early 2001 and now forms part of its product portfolio.

5 Star Cases acquired Mossman in early 2001 and now forms part of its product portfolio.

The method of manufacture has by and large, remained unchanged for much of this period.

They are manufactured from quality plywood to which has been bonded a covering of either PVC or Aluminium.

The plywood panels are assembled with PVC edging and extrusions using special bifurcated rivets producing a permanent and durable fixing. External hardware such as protective corners, handles and hinges are riveted. The majority of these fittings are finished in brass effect plating.

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LITE FLITE CASES

Lite-Flite represents the perfect balance between weight and rigidity without compromising security. Ideal for Medical, Electronics, Optical, Computers, Tools, Test Equipment and Sample Case applications.

Lite-Flite represents the perfect balance between weight and rigidity without compromising security. Ideal for Medical, Electronics, Optical, Computers, Tools, Test Equipment and Sample Case applications.

Lite-Flite cases find uses in many applications and industries. They are particularly suited to presentation and display cases. Every Lite-Flite case is individually designed and manufactured in our well equipped factory in Wisbech.

Small to medium sized equipment is recommended although high quality plywood carcasses ensure strength and durability.

As with all 5 Star products, high quality materials and fittings are used throughout construction. A variety of external finishes are available which are bonded to high grade ply carcasses. These coverings include extruded, coloured vinyl, stucco aluminium and thermoplastic laminates, again in a variety of colours.

Extensive use of bright nickel and chromium plated fittings are used for durability. Aluminium angle and hybrid location ensures an almost waterproof construction. The vinyl and laminate finished cases can have screen printed logos applied directly to the case for added security and visual appearance.

Internally, cases can be lined with suedette, vinyl, spray painted or, of course, foamed. This foam can be a simple lining, or a complex die cut insert.

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INDUSTRIAL CASES

The Industrial range of cases from 5 Star are the ideal solution for professional users, regularly moving and storing small to medium sized items or intermittently moving larger ones.

The Industrial range of cases from 5 Star are the ideal solution for professional users, regularly moving and storing small to medium sized items or intermittently moving larger ones.

The Industrial range finds uses in many applications including Medical, Telecommunications, Military, Offshore, Exhibition and Audio Visual.


Custom built case interiors fit your product like a glove, providing total protection and security in transit

High quality core construction from only the finest materials, including birch plywood, faced with thermoplastic high grade laminates or your choice of a wide range of alternative coverings makes the 5 Star Industrial case the perfect choice.

There are three variants of Industrial Range. This has been done to bridge the gap between Lite-Flite and the heavier Tour Grade specifications. These cover 19" Rack Systems, Equipment Cases, Trunks, Specialist Designs, Small - Medium Mixing Desk Cases and PC Workstation Cases applications.

Light Industrial offers a durable approach while not compromising on weight, as the carcass is from 6mm plywood. 30mm aluminium extrusion is groove riveted to leading edges while medium knuckle corners are fitted. On certain dimensions of lid, combined corners and braces are utilised.

Heavy Industrial comprises a 9mm ply carcass while external protection is provided by large ball corners. Large butterfly catches are used (where applicable) however, the extrusions are the same throughout the Industrial range.

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TOUR GRADE CASES

Tour Grade from 5 Star is a professional range of cases of the highest quality and strength, built to withstand the rigors of constant travel.

Tour Grade specified cases find uses in many applications and industries but a particularly suited to the Entertainment Sectors for instance. Rock & Roll, Conference and Event Production are all areas that prove popular for this specification.

To date, 5 Star have produced Tour Grade products for a wide variety of uses including stage manager's Script Reader's Rack, Wardrobe Trunks for touring theatres, complete Exhibition Display Systems as well as the usual lighting effects trunks.

The choice of professional hire companies who demand the reliability of the Tour Grade for total peace of mind.

Tour Grade Cases include: Chain Hoist Trunks, Cable Trunks, Specialist Designs, Moving Head Lighting Cases, Medium - Large Mixing Desk Cases and Lighting and Rigging Trunks.

All this adds up to The Complete 5 Star Touring Package...World Class

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SUPER TOUR GRADE CASES

Touring companies now have the option to specify Super Tour as their number one choice for case specification. Based on the popular and existing Tour Grade range, Super Tour utilises the same carcass construction of 12mm birch ply.

Touring companies now have the option to specify Super Tour as their number one choice for case specification. Based on the popular and existing Tour Grade range, Super Tour utilises the same carcass construction of 12mm birch ply. However, additional strength is afforded by means of an increased aluminium angle of 35mm x 1.75mm section. This extrusion is groove-riveted for added durability.

Super Tour is particularly suited to the entertainment industries including Lighting & Sound, A.V., Exhibition Transportation and Events. However, this range can find many diverse applications.

The Super Tour Grade Range include: Chain Hoist Trunks, Specialist Designs, Moving Head Lighting Cases, Medium - Large Mixing Desk Cases and of course The Eurotrucker Road Trunk.

One of 5 Star’s best selling case is the ‘Eurotrucker’ road trunk. Over 3000 of these popular general purpose road trunks have been produced. Options include various removable tray and divider formats, as well as recessed stacking and PAL label dishes. Quarter Pack design for sensible vehicle loading and its durability makes the ‘Eurotrucker’ road trunk a wise choice for touring companies. Our recent investment into Solid Edge 3D visualisation software enables us to produce ‘production ready’, fully rendered images of cases.

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Custom Transit is the ideal choice when requiring a cost effective means of protection, while maintaining a high level of durability.

CUSTOM TRANSIT CASES

Custom Transit is the ideal choice when requiring a cost effective means of protection, while maintaining a high level of durability.

The cases are constructed from 6mm ply and benefit from heavy duty zinc and nickel plated fittings. Although a standard range is available from a wide variety of sizes, 5 Star offer a custom build service to meet specific requirements.

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XT RANGE CASES

The XT Range offers a visually stunning and professional transit case which finds many uses.

Particularly suited to smaller and lighter equipment such as tooling, measurement, microphones and laptops etc. The main panels are from 7mm honeycombed polypropylene, being approximately 40 per cent lighter than plywood. The main construction is anodised aluminium profiles, to which are fixed polyamide glass filled corner nodes. All panels are secured to these profiles using a special polyurethane adhesive.

Additional fixing of nodes using grooved rivets gives extra durability. However, these rivets are internal and therefore enhance the external appearance of the case. Interiors can be foam lined or CNC machined foam inserts to suit specific equipment.

Available in blue, black, grey and red.

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FOAM INSERTS FOR CASES

5 Star have been involved in foam fabrication for over a quarter of a century and in this time have gained much experience in this field. At the Broadend Road site, the company has a vast array of foam fabrication facilities at its disposal. Not only this, but many of the staff employed in the department have been with 5 Star for many years.

We keep a vast stock of raw materials which ensures prompt deliveries.

These materials include:

  • Polyethylene Sheet

  • Polyurethane HLB Blocks

  • Profiled Polyurethane

  • Brushed Nylon Facing

  • Coloured Suedette Facings

  • PVC Coating

  • Anti-Static Jiffycell®

Our stocks of foam sheet, block and facing materials are usually sufficient to meet most requirements.

We have at our disposal, a wide range of foam fabrication equipment. Continued investment means that this department is able to cope with most foam fabrication requirements.

But our suppliers also keep many other foam types including coloured polyethylene, neoprene, natural rubber and expanded EPDM. These can be ordered specially to individual requirements.

We have at our disposal, a wide range of foam fabrication equipment. Continued investment means that this department is able to cope with most foam fabrication requirements.

The materials mentioned above can be used in combination with others. For instance, polyurethane (HLB) is often bonded to polyethylene to give additional protection. While different grades of polyethylene are bonded to each other, again where varying protection is required. Technical Data sheets are available for all our foam and associated media which are available upon request.

Foam inserts can be fabricated in many ways. One of which is CNC routed, using one of the two Thermwood C-40 machining centres. These types of inserts are best suited to single and low production runs.

Customers can supply the overall layout of the insert as a dxf file, ready for us to toolpath to the desired depths or send us the actual items and we'll do the rest. We can also scan an image of the item as long as it's accurately drawn.

Traditional die cut foam inserts are still popular however. A press tool is a series of custom shaped blades held in a plywood board.

They are manufactured by laser cutting and bending machines. Once made, these press tools are numbered and stored at our premises. They are more cost effective on multiple and repeat orders.

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5 STAR CASES LTD
Broadend Industrial Estate
Broadend Road West
Wisbech
Cambridgeshire
PE14 7BQ

Tel: +44 (0)845 5000 555

Fax: +44 (0)845 5000 556

Website: www.5star-cases.com

Email: info@5star-cases.com

Products/Services :

  • Air Freight Cases
  • Cases
  • Dangerous Goods Cases
  • Enclosures
  • Exhibition and Conference Equipment
  • Flight Cases
  • Foam Inserts
  • Packaging - Containers - Cases - Boxes
  • Plywood Cases
  • Rack Cabinets
  • Rack Mount Cases
  • Rack Mounted Monitor Cases

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