Crating Terminology & Industry Answers

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Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 5:03 PM
Plywood Optimization Software
Crate Pro 6 offers options to give you the ability to export a Pieces report. If your ply optimization software accommodates import of 'flat' file...
Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 10:13 AM
Understanding Floater Decks, Caseline and Wrapping
Understanding Packing: Caseline, Floater Decks, Loosefill and Wrapping are applied.  Click on the image to go to gallery.
Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 2:40 PM
Understanding Gussets
Gussets are either boards, squares or triangular shaped pieces of plywood used to strengthen joints. They can also be used as a bumper to help protect any...
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 2:50 PM
Cleat Naming & Fastener Application
There are variances as to how users may apply lumber and ply cleating. Internationally, most written standards generally apply cleats similarly which ...
Sat, Apr 28, 2018 at 10:08 AM
Understanding How Dimensions are Called Out for Crates and Pallets
Understanding how Inside Dimension, Outside Dimensions and Shipping Dimensions are determined. See all images on website
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 3:38 PM
Cleating, Joists, Bases and Collars
This visual presentation on WoodenCRATES.org image gallery will provide additional information 
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 2:42 PM
Base & Cap
This visual explanation is to help users understand components that make up the Cap and Base of a crate and the differences between groups.
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 2:41 PM
File Formats for Exporting from Crate Pro 6
Crate Pro 6 allows you to export various reports in a variety of formats. Some formats include field headers such as HTML and Excel.  There are many exp...
Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 2:47 PM
Determining Inside Dimension
Most commonly the commercial crate designer uses the desired inside dimensions (ID) of a crate to calculate the design. Depending on the country, standard b...
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 8:51 AM