Who are Renishaw: A global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, healthcare, spectroscopy and manufacturing.

Problem: Ongoing manufacturing handling systems improvement.

How Columbus helped: Designed a materials handling solution to provide a material handling and storage tray for robotic arm pick & placing access and protection for sensitive electronic components.

Solution: Light weight Durable Electro Static Protection | Agile | Bespoke | Competitive costing


Electrostatic charge is most commonly created by the contact and separation of two materials and this can be a huge problem within the electronics industry. Critical devices and assemblies are susceptible to these electrostatic charges and here at Columbus we provide conductive and static dissipative trays to protect components during manufacture, storage and transit.


Columbus provides an electrostatic solution with their Conduct-A-Pak try range. These trays can be designed to suit a specific need or one of many standard trays available. This has proven to be a very popular and effective solution for our clients Renishaw PLC who have been using our containers for over 10 years.


Renishaw use over 50 bespoke Conduct – A – Pak trays provided by Columbus. Our continued success with Renishaw has been our ability to design and deliver bespoke containers for use in their production process.

  • Ideal for electronic components
  • Ideal for use with robotic arm pick and place situations / mechanisms
  • Protects a range of circuit boards.
  • Protects against temperature variation.
  • Can be used in conjunction with conductive containers.
  • Different levels of conductivity are available.
  • With a fitted lid to protect from contamination and moisture

Designed to protect fragile circuit boards during manufacture, transit and storage