Bulk Container Selection Guide
With all the styles, sizes, and options available with bulk containers, it can be a challenge to choose the right one for your application. This guide will help you through the process by providing you with the basic information needed to select a container, including details on construction, weight capacities, drop doors, stackability, and other features. For more assistance, call us.
Bulk Box Capacity Guide
Medium Duty: 1500 pounds or less. Versatile container group suited to handle a majority of storage requirements and transportation demands.
Standard Duty: 1501-2000 pounds. Typically used to transport dense industrial parts and automotive components in high volume applications.
Heavy Duty: 1800-2500 pounds. Recommended in demanding situations with heavy, free flowing loads and/or in a rough material handling environment. Features steel reinforcement in high impact areas coupled with a unique wall locking design.
Compatability: Will the container need to stack with others that are already in your, or your customer's plant?
Stackability: Will you be stacking one full container on top of another? Note the stacking height restrictions.
Return Ratio: Some containers fold down to a lower height than others, saving space and freight charges on return trips. Example - 3:1 ratio means 3 collapsed units equal the height of 1 erect container.
Collapsibility: Don't need to collapse a container? Choose from numerous fixed height models.
Drop Doors: These are the small fold down doors on some of the walls. They allow easy, ergonomic access to contents.
Latch Style: Some containers offer snap-lock style latches to easily open and close drop doors and to easily collapse walls. Heavy duty models offer post & pocket latches that are less prone to damage.
Lids: Optional lids protect contents from dust and damage. Containers can be stacked with or without the lids.
Special Conditions: Always consider testing a container under actual conditions to determine suitability.
Medium-Duty Collapsible Bulk Containers
* Durable construction for weight rated from 1200 to 1500 lbs.
* Two ergonomic drop doors for easy access to materials.
Constructed from durable HDPE injection molded materials. Features easy-close, snap-lock latches for fast and easy opening and collapsing of containers. Plastic base runners provide for an interlocking base for stacking. Available in Black or Gray. FOB Shipping Point.
Standard-Duty Collapsible Bulk Containers
* Helps control bulk inventory and parts handling.
* Standard-duty bins securely stack atop each other - or sit securely on shelving.
Molded of HDPE structural foam these containers are perfect for transporting dense industrial and automotive components in high volume applications. Available for conveniently handling loads from 1501 to 2000 lbs. Features two ergonomic drop doors for ease of accessibility and to help protect contents from damage. Opens and collapses securely with easy-close, snap-lock latches. Plastic base runners for interlocking stacking abilities. Available in Black. FOB Shipping Point.
Heavy-Duty Collapsible Bulk Containers
* Perfect for moving and storing heavy, free flowing loads in a rough material handling environment.
* Steel reinforcement provides protection from high impact in moving and loading materials.
Built tough with HDPE structural foam with steel reinforcement. Available for loads ranging from 1800 to 2500 lbs. Features strong interlocking post and pocket wall panel design. Durable steel base runners and corner hit plates deflect fork lift impact. Two drop doors utilizing post and pocket design. Collapsible for storage of container when not in use. Available in Black. FOB Shipping Point.
Fixed-Height Non-Collapsible Containers
* Constructed of durable HDPE material.
* Plastic runners for independent foot support.
Built tough with HDPE structural foam with steel reinforcement. Available for loads from 900 to 2300 lbs. Features strong interlocking post and pocket wall panel design. Steel base runners and corner hit plates deflect fork lift impact. Two drop doors utilizing post and pocket design. Two or four way entry. Available in Blue or FDA approved material in White. FOB Shipping Point.
Optional lids further protect contents from dirt, dust and damage. Containers can be stacked with lids. Black in color. FOB Shipping Point.