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Cheap and effective method of transporting large amount of goods is using steel containers with a ship. This practice is no longer effective regarding in house logistics. The use of affordable, robust, easy to clean and long-life containers are now a standard for companies. More over storage containers are characterized by their simple, standardized and stable constructions. The standardized dimensions of storage containers, in all sizes, make them suited for automatic feeding processes or shipping. The functions can be many, as the containers, for that reason used storage containers can be very useful and is possible to find and buy them on the second hand market and auctions. Discover here the wide range of storage containers for sale at online. Bid now to win used storage containers in various shapes and sizes at low cost.
Types of Steel Storage Containers
Storage containers are available in a large range of sizes and types, including large storage containers, small storage containers, portable storage containers and containers. The smallest containers can be as small as only a few meters squared. The largest containers are the voluminous shipping containers. As there are many types of teel containers, to search used shipping containers for sale are an intelligent option or simply used storage containers choosing a specific container. Industrial storage containers are used for general cargo, bulk cargo, liquids, gases and gas containers. Ideally, packaging and steel containers are usually designed to fit one another. This guarantees an efficient use of space.
Open-front storage containers
Open-front storage containers are the smallest standardized containers, which are consistently used. The are made out of folded and welded steel sheets, deep-drawn or cast aluminium, or injection-moulded polystyrene. They are used for safely storing small products like screws, springs, clasps and clips. They are mainly implemented in manual workshops, where delicate products are assembled. Open-front storage containers are open at the top and skewed towards the front. They have a slip-in window at the back for a label. The material of the container is slightly folded around the bottom. This means that open-front storage containers of the same size can be easily stacked. These types of containers are always very light; they can be carried by hand. Mechanical lifting devices are not needed for open-front storage containers. They are usually moved between a material container and the workplace. They are permanently open which means that they are not suited for the long-term storage of products, they would quickly be contaminated. If open-front storage containers are used for the permanent storage of small goods, then it is recommended to use a sealed bag for protection. This is easy to clean and effectively prevents dirt or contaminants from reaching small components.
Freight Containers - Shipper Container
Freight containers differentiate themselves from open-front storage containers, in that they have a continuous edge. They are designed to be used for the intermediary storage of materials and are well suited for bulk materials. Freight containers can be made out of plastic, sheet metal or wood. They have two handles, which makes them easy to transport. They can be heavily loaded, if additional aids like carts or hand trucks are available. A crane or machine jack can be used to lift the freight container from the cart onto the work table. Suitable slings need to be implemented when transporting the freight containers to great heights or over long distances.
Transport crates and transport boxes
These containers are bigger than stackable containers. Transport crates can also be locked. Both types of containers are very stably built and are made out of high-end material, just like stacking containers and open-front storage bins. Transporting crates and boxes are rarely made out of plastic. Thick-walled aluminium is usually used for light containers. Cheaper, but heavier and more robust variations are made out of welded steel. The containers need to be additionally palletized, if they are going to be stored for a long period of time.
Transport Steel Containers
Even though, strictly speaking, transport or shipping boxes and crates can also be containers, the term is usually used for the type of container that is transported with forklifts. This includes steel containers, or metal storage containers, and pallet cages. Plastic storage containers and stacking boxes generally have the identical dimensions of a pallet and are 500-600 mm tall. They are restricted in their height, in order to prevent overloading and to ensure that loading and unloading them is always easy. They are made completely out of corrugated steel, which means that they cannot be easily damage. These damages could have otherwise occurred from external shocks or from the goods slipping around inside. They have four welded corners on the top. These corners all have eyelets, through which a crane hook can be attached. These corners are designed so that the plastic storage containers can be stacked using a forklift or crane. The feet of a plastic storage container is specially designed to fit the pallet's dimensions. Thereby, they can be stored into the corresponding, stably-built pallet shelves. Plastic storage containers are the most stable type of storage container and can host loads of up to 1,500kg. They are suited to carry bulky materials and usually do not have a lid. If required, these are available within the industry. This is also usually necessary due to the types of products that are stored. Bulk materials like sand, granules, grit or salt are typically stored in large plastic storage containers. Metal goods like screws, fittings and unimportant machine components can also be stored in plastic storage containers. Dirt on the surface of these products is usually no problem, which is why it is fine if they are stored in a container with no lid.
Pallet cages are the second most commonly used stackable, large, bulk storage containers in industry. They are designed like plastic storage containers, in that their dimensions fit that of a pallet. They are around twice as high as plastic storage container. They are made out of four long, vertical and continuous steel angles, to which coarsely meshed grates (the side walls) are attached. The floor of a pallet cage is made out of wooden slats. Just like plastic storage containers, they have a wider angle welded onto the upper side of each foot. This means that they can be stacked onto a forklift or crane, just like the plastic storage containers. One side of the cages can fold down to ease the process of removing goods from the cage. Pallet cages are usually used for light and bulky items. The side panels are usually closed off with a cardboard or wood panel to order to ensure that these goods can be transported and stored safely. Pallet cages are suited for carrying large, bulky bags. They provide sufficient lateral support can reliably hold the required material.
Looking for used plastic containers for sale could be difficult but pallet cages and plastic storage containers for sale are generally very easy to repair. As long as the feet aren't broken or too badly bent, damages can be repaired with a professional agent. It is completely possible to weld the side walls, or grates, of plastic storage containers and pallet cages. They usually weigh around 100kg on their own and so they can either be moved manually or by using a pallet truck.
Buying Used Steel Storage Containers at Second Hand Market
With the help of our website TradeMachines.com, you have the liberty to choose from a number of used steel containers for sale auctioned by our well-qualified partner auction houses, based on your specific needs and on the concept of industrial auctions. The price variation is also quite high ranging from cheap storage containers to expensive storage containers. It is very simple in a way that when you have decided on the best suited storage container for sale required for your business, you will be taken directly to the online auction event hosted by our auction partners from our website in just one click.
Suppliers of Storage Containers
SSI SCHÄFER offers an extensive range of storage containers. Recommended companies for pallet cages and plastic storage containers are DAUB LAGER- and PRODUKTIONSTECHNIK, SCHNEIDER LAGERBEHÄLTER, KAISER+KRAFT, and BECKER BEHÄLTER. Plastic boxes are available from the companies AUER PACKAGING, JUNGHEINRICH and SSI SCHÄFER. GEOPLAST, AIR LIQUIDE and SEPPELER BEHÄLTER are specialists for storage solutions for liquid products. The companies DELHOUST and GÖSSWEIN have specialized their production in underground containers for liquid and gas some of them are used storage containers.