Crates are essential when it comes to the simple storage and transportation of products. For instance, it would be cumbersome to transport a single bottle of soda at a time. It is, however, quite simple to carry an entire crate, which will make the task easier and convenient. Crate manufacturers have come up with different wooden crate distinctions, which include frame crates, open crates, closed crates and stitched and wire-bound crates.
Frame Crates – Some of the most common wooden crates manufactured are frame crates. These crates usually come with no sheathing at all. The frame crates are quite simple and straightforward to produce. This is because they are only composed of wood pieces joined together to form a perfect cube or cuboid. To add to the rigid structure, some diagonal pieces are added to every side. Frame crates are manufactured for the purpose or transporting bulk items and heavy machinery which do not require any surface protection.
Closed Crates – This kind of crate is enclosed with either wood or plywood. Manufacturers place sheathing on the outside of the framework to add protection to the inner contents of the crate. When manufacturers use wooden sheaths for the crates, they place them close to each other while still allowing room for expansion.
Open Crates – There is only a little difference between the closed and open wooden crates. This is that the open crates do not employ any plywood sheathing like the closed crates. The crates only employ the use of wooden planks whose spaces are significantly wider than those of the closed wooden crates. Manufacturers' idea to keep the slits far from each other enabled the crates to be used for the transportation of produce. The function of the spaces is to offer enough ventilation space while at the same time providing enclosure and support for the contents inside. The ventilation is also necessary to the farm materials, as it protects the food from spoiling before reaching its targeted destination.
Stitched and Wire-Bound Crates – The stitched type of crates are manufactured to offer cheap service. The crates are mostly used for single journeys in the transportation of products such as tomatoes. They are constructed of thin wooden pieces stitched together to create the storage structure. The crates are also supported by triangular corner pieces which provide the extra strength required for stacking. The wire-bond crates fall under the category of stitched crates, and the wires are used for durability and the provision of more strength.