Steel is synonymous with strength, safety and solid protection.
Wood crates reinforced with steel are the preferred choice when shipping sensitive items and equipment.
Valley Box can add steel to wood containers to increase their lifespan and performance.
For instance, removable walls using bolts secured through steel beams, opposed to nails and screws, the steel can afford customers the option of many re-assemblies without the drawbacks of stripping material from the panels, adding value and longevity to the purchase.
Steel is stronger and is more compact than a comparable wood reinforcement.
When a part’s length exceeds the tensile allowances of a wood base Valley Box’s goal is to design a crate that won’t bow or bend during handling which could potentially damage the part. Integrating steel into the internal structure to add shear support for the unique length requirement.
Steel improves the integrity of a crate in a simple inexpensive way.
Steel can accommodate unique shapes & weights.
Adding steel to specific locations within a crate can fortify the installation of accessories such as custom saddles and tie downs for extremely heavy loads.
Adding protective steel to your crate will help to prevent damage from forklift tines and shipping wear & tear.
Valley Box can upgrade any custom shipping crate to cater to the freight forwarders needs:
- Steel reinforced forklift pockets to anticipate rough handling during transit
- Edge-steel for reinforcing sides, ends, & lids of wood boxes for strapping
Strategically placed steel reinforcement adds strength where it’s needed!
Hinged doors and ramps on wood crates can begin to warp or rack over repeated use and rough handling, steel can add vertical and horizontal load protection allowing hinged components to work effortlessly for a long-time.
Steel can significantly increase load limit capabilities with welded tie down points for lifting or securing the load.