Friday, December 2, 2016

Custom Wood Skids

Sometimes, you have a tool or item that needs secured for transport, but a wood crate is just not the solution. We have the answer: custom wood skids.

This is an air vent/ duct system that needed to be secured for transport. But, a full crate was not the best option in this case.
So, we built a custom wood skid. Once it was completed, we added additional features to secure the piece for travel.

And off it goes! Headed to it's destination via a flatbed truck.

Call us for any of your custom wood skid needs. We offer free estimates and we cover the entire state of Arizona.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Not Your Normal Tree!

Now, this was an absolutely incredible job we handled!
This sculpture is so intricate and enormous you just stare in awe!

The sculpture had to be disassembled and property prepped and secured for transport. 

Every piece was custom made to offer the highest level of support for the sculpture. 

Padding was added to the areas at most risk of scratching or rubbing. 

We can't express enough just how much we appreciate jobs such as this. It offers a challenge not only due the sensitivity of the object at hand, but also for the custom design. Just an amazing piece of art!

Call us for any needs you may have for sculpture securing and transportation, or any other fine art that needs the highest level of protection. 
We offer free estimates and cover the entire state of Arizona. And on-site packaging or crating is never an issue! Let us come to you!

Crating Technology

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Amazing Skull Sculpture

We are so fortunate to be able to crate impressive art work like this!

Call us today for a free estimate on crating any of your fine art. 
We take great pride in how we handle and package your precious cargo. 
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Monday, October 3, 2016

Lumber Market Changes

This week could be a very big week for the lumber industry. On October 12, the softwood lumber agreement and one year standstill period will expire. What does this mean? The US could start imposing higher import tariffs on all Canadian softwood. It is said that the US has a goal to cut Canadian lumber imports, which currently make up approximately 33% of our lumber supply, down to 22%. 

What does this all mean? Well, for the Canadian workforce, it could potentially cause mills to shut down and workers to be laid off. For the US, there is potential for numbers to increase if we gain back such a large percentage of the market share. 

Representatives from the US and Canada are to meet this week to discuss the future between the two countries imports and exports. And according to reps from Canada, if th US does not back down, and enforces new higher tariffs, they will take this to litigation. 

Stay tuned......


Friday, September 16, 2016

Shrink Wrap Under the Sun

We had another productive visit in Tucson!
The job we performed down there was prepping and heat shrink wrapping of another airplane cockpit.

As always, careful details are put in to the prepping and securing of the item we will be working with. We also want to ensure the item is completely protected during the shrink wrap process.

Once the prep work is complete, the film is positioned. It is then activated using a propane torch to heat it up and allow it to mold to the object, offering complete protection. This heat shrink wrap protects not only from dust and dirt, but harmful UV rays as well.

Call us here at Crating Technology for any of your heat shrink wrap needs.
We service all of Arizona and ofer fre estimates as well!
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Crates for some Greats!

We had the incredible opportunity to prep and crate some historical figures that made such significant contributions to the world!
Fist off, where would music be today if the sweet sounds of the ridiculously talented Louie Armstrong never existed? He was simply spellbinding in the way he would deliver raw emotion through his melodies. It's quite possible that if the  "Father of Jazz" hadn't been arrested at 11 years old, he may never have realized his undeniable talent. It was in the boys home he was sent to that he learned to play the cornet, and his passion to play was unveiled.
This Louis Armstrong bronze is an exceptional example of how the man used not only the tool in his hands, but his entire being as his instrument. 
And how do you possibly capture the accomplishments of our 32nd President, Franklin D. Roosevelt? The man that led Americas' rise from the dark belly of the Great Depression and ended WWII. He was revered for his fireside chats during his four terms as president. And of course, he had a pretty amazing wife as well!
This bronze FDR sculpture absolutely captures the essence of the down to earth man that was so deeply loved by his country.

And last but not least, we have Dwight D. Eisenhower, our 34th President. This man was more than just military minded, he was a complete package. Not only did he balance the budget three times while he held office, but he also ended the Korean War, and desegregated the military. He gained great respect not only from the nation he led, but from the world.
This incredible sculpture truly displays the potential of one person.

Incredible leaders deserve incredible crates!
Call us for a free estimate for any of your fine art crating needs.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Military Shipping Crates

We have quite a few customers that are either branches of the military, or they are suppliers for the military. So, shipping crates need to be catered to meet their needs, based off of the item being shipped.
For example, the following are gun crates. These are certainly not made for a small civilian handguns. And as always, great care is taken with building these.
Foam will cushion the piece and absorb shock and vibration during transport.

These custom designed gun crates will assure a smooth transportation to the final destination.
Let us know if you have any needs for custom designed and built wood shipping crates. Here at Crating Technology, all quotes are free and we service the entire state of Arizona.
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Phoenix, Arizona

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

CubeRinth Maximus Crate

This was a crating project we did a little while back. Introducing the CubeRinth Maximus!

The CubeRinth Maximus is a three dimensional maze constructed using 1/2 inch Acylic sheets and features top and bottom peg boards, as well as three removable peg board shelves. The Acrylci Cube weighs approximately 450 lbs and is suspended by a steel structure, which allows for movement in all directions.

The CubeRinth Maximus by M3D is played by dropping a ball at the top of the maze navigating through each level to the bottom of the maze. Then, the Cube is rotated 180 degrees and the ball is navigated back to the top level.

The Maximus features 10 meters of neo pixels powered by SparkFun Red board and has a SparkFun LSM 6D Accelerometer, which is used to command the light effects and SparkFun MP3 trigger.

Story behind the CubeRinth Maximus-
The Gillespie Boys are three homeschooled boys who were introduced to the world of building, after they met Joey Hudy and his mother Julie, at a local Maker Faire in Mesa, Arizona.
They quickly began creating, and in 2014, they attended their first Maker Faire in San Francisco.
In September of the same year, they brought their CubeRinth Acrylic Maze to the World Maker Faire in New York.
In May of 2015, they introduced their CubeRinth Kits, the Original CubeRinth and the CubeRinth Minimus, at the Bay Area Maker Faire.

In 2014, they started Mx3Designs (Maker x3Designs), a kid centric group of enterprising boys who make and invent things. Their vision is to help spread the idea of making, inspire invention, and engage other kids, as well as adults, in the design process. We believe in the power of ideas, and that we ll have it within us to make the next great thing.

It is all ready to head to its next destination!
For more information, check out their website at

For any of your crating needs in Arizona, just give us a call!
Crating Technology
Phoenix, Arizona

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Crating a 3000 lb Oven!

How do you ship a 3000 pound oven? In a custom designed wood shipping crate, that's how!

It was a GIANT oven... that looked like a lunar module 7'X7' square with protruding parts.

First step was to properly secure the piece. 

We then wrapped it as an additional securing measure before it gets crated.

Bands are added with foam buffers to be sure that not only is it strapped in tightly, but that no damage is done to the piece in the process.

Now that the oven is completely secure, time to build the crate.

A window is being created to allow the customer to view the contents without opening the crate. 


Finishing touches to the crates window.

Window for the shipping crate is complete and now the contents can be easily viewed.

Shockwatch label has been added as well.

Great job guys!!

All set for transport!

If you have any specific crating or crate design needs, give us a call!
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

More Wrapping!

This is a job from just the other day. Down in Tucson, we performed our heat shrink wrap process on more cockpits.

The wrap is heated to a skintight finish via heat from a propane tank. 

Our heat shrink wrap provides protection from the elements during storage. 

Commercial grade shrink wrap also protects against harmful UV rays. 

Call us for any of your industrial heat shrink wrap needs!
We also provide free estimates. 
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Testing Impact Levels on Crates

Last month, we had the privilege of being involved in the testing of different levels of impact on crates. This testing was done with one of our customers that ships internationally.

The crates were shaken, dropped, filled with different weights, and then dropped gain.
Our customer provided exact specifications that we needed to follow, which included:
   -the type of accelerometer's
   -the different impact indicators
   -the specific drop heights

The testing went like this.....

Working with our customer, we were able to facilitate all of their testing needs and put the desired crates into production!

If you have any specific crating or crate design needs, give us a call!
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