Crating Terminology & Industry Answers

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
Light-Duty, Plywood Sheathing, Outside Cleating (1) - LPO's
About Styles Interlocking cleats on plywood styles and on Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty lumber styles are often identified by the offset cleating interse...
Thu, Jun 29, 2023 at 3:45 PM
Cleat Naming - Fastener Application & Nailing Patterns
There are variances as to how users may apply lumber and ply cleating. Internationally, most written standards generally apply cleats similarly which Cra...
Thu, Apr 7, 2022 at 11:14 AM
Dimensions for Crates and Pallets - Obstructions & Clear Area
The lower assembly and base construction determines the Length and Width call-out based on the style family. Light-duty base skids/stringers and lumber dec...
Fri, Jul 7, 2023 at 11:06 AM
Padding: Affect on Dimensions // Full Cavity or By Content
Adding padding can be auto-calculated based on the inside dimensions of your crate or by the outside dimensions of your content. You can see these values fr...
Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 5:34 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
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 ...
Thu, Apr 7, 2022 at 11:05 AM
Joists, Retainers, Rings and Collars: 'More' tab
In designs, the MORE tab provides users the ability to add additional support components. Applies to any release 1907nn. Collars on crates are place...
Thu, Apr 7, 2022 at 9:23 AM
Scrail Fasteners
Wide, innovative range of fasteners and tools for the manufacture of pallets and crates. High speed High holding power Temporary fastenings with SCRAIL®...
Wed, Jun 21, 2023 at 4:51 PM