Accountability and Accuracy With Industrial Equipment and Supplies

When you invest in industrial equipment, you need it to be as accurate as possible. In addition, when you create processes that utilise your equipment, you need to ensure that your employees are accountable for safety standards as well as accuracy. Hi! My name is Neil, and this blog is going to look at industrial equipment and supplies, and in particular, I plan to write about accuracy and accountability. I am a proud dad of two little boys. Currently, I work part-time while they are in nursery, and my beautiful wife is the full time worker in our home. I love our arrangement, and I especially enjoy that it gives me time to create things like this blog. I hope that you enjoy reading my posts.

Choosing Different Types of Timber Crates for Shipping


When you need to choose timber crates for shipping, you may not realize the wide variety of crates available to you. Timber crates can be made of a variety of thicknesses so that some are more rugged and durable than others, but their overall construction and design can also be very different. Note a few different types of timber crates you might choose from when it comes to your shipping so you know the best option for your company.

Frame crates

These crates are what the name implies; they have a wood floor and then just a simple frame around the crate. They are typically chosen when you want to save on the weight of a shipment by foregoing wood walls around the crate, but don't want to shrink-wrap the item being shipped itself. For machinery or anything with small parts that might get damaged if they come into contact with wrap, a frame crate can be better. You can put shrink-wrap around the crate, save on the weight of shipping, and still have your item protected inside the crate.

Open and closed crates

Open and closed crates have walls; open crates have walls made of planks or slats that have space between them. This allows for ventilation, in case you're shipping furs, produce, or anything that needs constant air to stay fresh.

Closed crates have four walls all around. They block air from circulating and this may protect some foodstuffs from spoilage, and also provides maximum privacy for the items you're shipping. For prototypes, machinery, and other parts that you don't want to be seen when on a truck or ship, you want to invest in closed crates. Note that some closed crates have walls that attach to the floor with clips so that you can take them down as needed and more easily store the crates for reuse.

Stitched crates

Stitched crates have sides that are attached to each other permanently, usually through wire stitching. This makes them difficult to store for reuse, but is often preferred if the crate becomes a display or point-of-sale container. For example, produce might be shipped in stitched crates as these pieces can then be put right in a supermarket, and consumers have easy access to the pieces inside the crate. You may need to use shrink-wrap to keep the crates secure during shipment, but this can mean saving money on separate display pieces for your items when you choose stitched crates.


8 June 2016