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Crates

The crate represents a big container for shipping, and it is usually made of wood, but they can be made of aluminum or steel as well. The crates are used for safely transporting huge, heavy or fragile items.

The first recorded shipping crate mentioning was back in 1930, in the U.S. in the C. A. Plaskett’s Technical Bulletin handbook, and it was written for the United States Department of Agriculture. The author wrote that crates were actually existing long before that, but in a different form. This man was known for his work in transport packaging testing as well as for his definitions of numerous components used for making of the transport packaging.

A wooden crate can be made without sheathing or with it, and it comes with a self-supporting structure in both cases. In order for a wooden container to become a crate, all the sides that it has,have to be placed around the structure, in order for the container to gain the necessary strength. Crates are not the same thing as wooden boxes. The wooden box has its strength measured in the amount of weight that it can hold without all the side put in place, while the crates strength is measured by the amount of weight it can hold with the sides put into place. But, even though the wooden box and the wooden crate are not the same thing, sometimes, the term crate is used when actually speaking about a wooden box.

Even though the wooden crate definition, when you compare it to a wooden box, is clearly defined, when making both items, the end result is usually a container that is not a wooden crate nor a box.Both wooden boxes, as well as crates, are made with a purpose of storage, and safely transporting goods or special items, and when designing any of them, the principles of both can be used.The design of of the container is defined by its corners as well as the construction of its edges. In the case that the sides can be removed, leaving a standing frame structure, the container is in that case defined as a crate. If the container doesn’t allow fastening of wood around its edges when the sides are removed, then it will be defined as a wooden box.

For the construction of a crate, the materials such as wood, plastic, metal or some different materials can be used. The term “crate” is used when talking about a big and rigid container.The plastic crates are usually quite smaller, and they are known as cases or just, containers. The use of metal for building crates is much rarer, because of the weight, but they do existand are known as “open crates” or “cages”. Even though the crates can be constructed of many different materials, the term “crate” is mostly used when talking about wooden crates.
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