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    ASTM D6255 / D6255M - 18

    Standard Specification for Steel or Aluminum Slotted Angle Crates

    Active Standard ASTM D6255 / D6255M | Developed by Subcommittee: D10.12

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.10

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    This specification covers the material and fabrication of new reusable, slotted angle metal crates intended for use as containers for domestic and overseas shipment of lightweight airframe components and lightweight bulky items for domestic or overseas air and surface shipments. This specification includes metal crates in a variety of types, classes, and styles reflecting varied performance, but does not address their performance under al atmosphere, handling, shipping, and storage conditions. Type I are open crates, while Type II are fully-enclosed or sheathed with solid material. On the other hand, Class 1 are used for outside or indeterminate storage, while Class 2 are for inside or protected storage. And finally, Style A are furnished without skids or rubbing strips, while Style B are furnished with skid blocks or skids with rubbing strips and provisions for forklift truck handling. Details regarding the manufacture and construction requirements are itemized thoroughly.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the material and fabrication of new reusable metal (slotted angle) crates intended for use as containers for domestic and overseas shipment of lightweight airframe components and lightweight bulky items, not exceeding 3000 lb [1361 kg] for domestic or overseas air and surface shipments.

    1.2 Slotted angle crate performance is dependent on its fabricated components; therefore, a variety of types, classes, and styles reflecting varied performance are specified. This specification, however, does not cover slotted angle crate performance under all atmosphere, handling, shipping, and storage conditions.

    1.3 If the use of other construction methods or techniques are acceptable and permitted (see 5.1.12), the resulting packaging systems shall be of equal or better performance than would result from the use of these specified materials and procedures. The appropriate distribution cycle specified in Practice D4169 can be used to develop comparative procedures and criteria.

    1.4 The values stated in either inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard. See IEEE/ASTM SI 10 for conversion of units.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Standards

    B18.2.1 Square and Hex Bolts and Screws (Inch Series) Available from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 345 East 47th St., New York, NY 10017; American National Standard (ANSI) adopted.

    B18.2.2 Square and Hex Nuts (Inch Series)

    B18.2.3.5M Metric Hex Bolts


    B18.2.6M Metric Fasteners for Use in Structural Applications

    Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association

    HPVA HP-1-1994 Hardwood and Decorative Plywood Available from Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association, P.O. Box 2789, Reston, VA 220900789; American National Standards Institute (ANSI) adopted.

    ASTM Standards

    A109/A109M Specification for Steel, Strip, Carbon (0.25 Maximum Percent), Cold-Rolled

    A123/A123M Specification for Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coatings on Iron and Steel Products

    A924/A924M Specification for General Requirements for Steel Sheet, Metallic-Coated by the Hot-Dip Process

    B209 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate

    B633 Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings of Zinc on Iron and Steel

    D996 Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments

    D1990 Practice for Establishing Allowable Properties for Visually-Graded Dimension Lumber from In-Grade Tests of Full-Size Specimens

    D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging

    D3953 Specification for Strapping, Flat Steel and Seals

    D4169 Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems

    D4727/D4727M Specification for Corrugated and Solid Fiberboard Sheet Stock (Container Grade) and Cut Shapes

    D6199 Practice for Quality of Wood Members of Containers and Pallets

    D6253 Practice for Treatment and/or Marking of Wood Packaging Materials

    F1667 Specification for Driven Fasteners: Nails, Spikes, and Staples

    APA - The Engineered Wood Association

    APA PS 1 Structural Plywood (with Typical APA Trademarks) Available from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 100 Bureau Dr., Stop 3460, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-3460.

    Federal Specifications

    TT-W-572 Wood Preservative: Water-Repellent Available from the Federal Supply Service Bureau, Specification Section, Suite 8100, 480 LEnfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC 20408.

    National Motor Freight Traffic Association

    National Motor Freight Classification Available fr

    American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Standard

    Cold-Formed Steel Design Manual Available from the

    Uniform Classification Committee Standard

    Uniform Freight Classification Available from the

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 55.160 (Cases. Boxes. Crates)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 24110000(Containers and storage); 11101704(Steel); 11101705(Aluminum)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D6255_D6255M-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM D6255 / D6255M-18, Standard Specification for Steel or Aluminum Slotted Angle Crates, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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