Crating Terminology & Industry Answers

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Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 5:03 PM
Plywood & Lumber Optimization Software
Crate Pro 6 offers options to give you the ability to export a Pieces report. If your optimization software or saw accommodates import of 'flat' f...
Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 4:46 PM
Understanding Floater Decks: Setting auto calculations and materials
A Floater Deck is designed to have the content "float" above the base. Often used with electronic sensitive content or items that need more pro...
Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 5:43 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 ...
Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 6:00 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
The lower assembly and base construction determine the Length and WIdth call-out. Light-duty bases and lower assembly components run the opposite of Medium-...
Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 10:03 AM
Cleating, Joists, Bases and Collars
This visual presentation on 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