The diagram shows the various key components that make up a standard Crocodile crate.
Whilst the dimensions, clipping pattern and pallet arrangement may change, the key components will remain the same. The following is how we refer to them:
This is obviously the top of the crate and usually the same thickness as the other panels.
The lid will have a rebate around it’s entire perimeter.
We call the longer of the panels the Side.
The side panels are easily identifiable as they have two rebates. One at each end.
The shorter of the panels is known as the End
The end panels do not have any rebates.
The bottom of the crate is known as the Base (sometimes as the Deck)
Like the lid, the base panel will have a rebate all the way around.
- BLOCKS & RUNNERS
The pallet arrangement is always an integral part of the Crocodile crate.
The most common pallet arrangement is to use Block & Runners. These usually consist of Presswood blocks joined with plywood runners. Presswood is an engineered material created from wood waste and is exempt from ISPM15 shipping regulations.
Clips are manually inserted into machined slots on the panels, and whilst the rebate system provides high levels of strength to prevent the crate collapsing inwards, the spring steel Crocodile clips prevent the sides & lid from bursting outwards. There are options for standard or heavy duty clips and the number of clips used will depend on crate size, shipping methodology and nature of contents.