Corrugation adds strength and durability. The primary function of a corrugation is to act as a structural reinforcement in the side or floor of your container, protecting the contents of each container much like your ribcage protects your internal organs. Corrugations will also guard against damage due to rough handling by fork lift operators in continuous shop use. They add improved capacity ratings and corrugations in the floor greatly increase the floor’s ability to support the weight of your product.
Corrugated containers possess a high strength to weight ratio. In other words, it allows us to decrease the overall weight of your unit by gaining greater strength from lighter gauge steel. Strength is added to steel by work hardening and because it work hardens as it is formed, the end result is a lighter container with strength that would otherwise require thicker, much heavier steel.
Shapes and Sizes
Tooling allows a variety of different shapes and sizes to suit a specific design need.
Generally speaking the shapes/sizes in the left hand column are the most frequently used corrugations. The .500” and .500” one-shot corrugations are usually used in the sides of containers and are spaced on 3” centers. The .750” corrugation on 6” centers is a very common style for most container floors.
If you are looking to put hot parts into your container or dropping heavy product into your container from a great distance, we may recommend one of the corrugations in the right hand column for use in the floor of your container. The added material formed into the walls of these corrugations coupled with a heavier gauge material will ensure many years of use from your container.
While the tooling for the shapes shown is already in existence, we are not limited to these styles alone. Streator Dependable has the capability to produce our own tooling in-house at a lower price point compared to roll forming corrugating tooling.
Contact us today to find out what shape and size would best suit your needs.