Custom Size Totes
Correx® totes / containers tailored to your exact requirements
The new Q Grip handle system enables the manufacture of cost effective and durable totes in practically any size. The elimination of wasted space during transit, handling and / or storage can lower costs and improve productivity.
The innovative design adds additional strength compared to standard Correx® totes and enables them to be safely stacked. The durable Correx® construction also provides the perfect balance between durability, costs, and longevity too. Read More
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More info on Q Grip tote containers
Quite simply, the new Q Grip handle system enables the manufacture of cost effective, high performance totes to practically any size.
This is achieved through the use of 3 unique components (patent applied for). This comprises two “end” sections which can be positioned at various lengths apart, plus the “handle” which is fastened centrally over the two ends to secure them in place.
As well as vastly reducing initial assembly times (resulting in lower unit costs), the unique locking mechanism also ensures your tote will be exceptionally robust and hardwearing too.
Another cost saving is also seen through eliminating the need for fixing components such as screws or glue.
Q Grip also minimises any potential design costs when specifying custom totes, the function of the handle allowing for bespoke sizes to be created quickly and easily with very little input from Correx® packaging designers.
Cost savings using custom sized tote containers
However, the dimensional flexibility – creating a tote to the exact size you require instead of the nearest available option – is perhaps the biggest single benefit of Q Grip.
By eliminating wasted space inside the tote box, it reduces the storage requirements at your factory or warehouse (or maximises limited space), and in turn reduces the costs associated with this.
The same also applies to transit of your totes. If you ship parts, components or completed products to different production locations as part of a larger supply chain, the volumetric (and weight) savings of not shipping totes which are too large for the items within can soon provide significant cost savings.
During transit or handling, custom sizes tailored to your parts / products also minimises movement of the contents. This in turn plays a large role in reducing damage caused by impact and mishandling (and the costs associated with returns, replacements etc.).
Besides direct cost savings, custom sized Q Grip totes can have an indirect impact on your company’s profitability too. This is typically achieved through increases in efficiency and productivity.
For example, the strong, ergonomic handles allow for easier handling of totes for your operatives.
The use of compatible internal dividers, as well as allowing multiple items to be stored or moved, can also help with this. The use of Bubble-board and / or cloth covered Correx® for these divisions can improve surface protection too (eliminating scuffs to polished or painted surfaces for example).
Reasons to use Correx® Q Grip Totes
Besides the benefits offered by the unique Q Grip handle, the use of Correx® itself offers a number of advantages too.
Q Grip totes manufactured using corrugated plastic can provide strength and performance levels comparable with moulded plastic boxes, but with unit costs that are considerably lower.
The durable nature of Correx® also offers an extended lifespan over corrugated cardboard (which is typically used for single trip applications). Although more costly initially, the overall “lifetime cost” of a Correx® tote – compared with a corrugated cardboard equivalent – is considerably lower too.
The inherent strength in both Correx® and the structural design used to create Q Grip totes also ensures that, when stacked, the totes will not crush or burst, protecting the items stored within. The integrated stacking corner and retention feature of Q Grip plays a key role in this, however.
Finally, the use of Correx® material itself provides a degree pf physical protection, offering resistance to moisture, oil, grease, and most chemicals. Q grip is even available in an conductive version to protect items from static.
Key benefits of Q Grip totes at a glance
- Strength and durable nature of Correx® ensures robust, long lasting containers
- Sizes tailored to specific products can eliminate movement during transit
- Tailored sizes also minimise required space during transit / storage
- Can be manufactured to seamlessly integrate with existing systems, racking etc.
- Ergonomic design of handles offers improved comfort and ease of use for end user
- Integrated corner feature allows for safe stacking
- Less components speeds up production whilst also reducing material costs
- Allows for efficient handling and storage of multiple items when used with dividers / inserts
- Branding and colour options can enhance brand awareness
- Suitable for handling both light weight and heavy loads
- Offers resistance to moisture, oil, and grease during storage (protecting items within)
Dimensions / performance details
Please see below for the key technical information relating to the Q Grip handle / system. For further details you can also download a PDF datasheet.
|Largest Tray Width||
411 mm (internal)
|Smallest Tray Width||
281 mm (internal)
Every 5 mm from 281 mm
Features of the Q Grip system
The diagram and explanatory notes below highlight the key features of the Q Grip system.
Packaging location clip
Snap fit handle locking feature
Interlocking teeth on the rear side of end components lock into those on handle, allowing tote to be created to any size
Rear handle fits inside front handle for enhanced aesthetics and comfortable grip
Interlocking teeth on inside of the handle component lock into teeth on end / corner sections when folded over, eliminating the need for screws
Living hinges allow handle to fold over
Stacking platform and movement guards on each corner
How Q Grip works
Firstly, the die cut Correx® material is folded as if assembling the tote / container
The side components are adjusted to the required packaging width and are then located on the tote corners.
The handle is placed on top of both the side components and is then folded over them.
The teeth from both the handle and side components interlock when folded and secure the three components together, preventing them coming apart.
The final step of the assembly process ends with the front and rear handle being pushed together. The cantilever snap features built into the hand holes locate, fixing the handle securely.
Enhance your Q Grip containers
Besides the size flexibility provided by Q Grip, there are a number of other (optional) ways to enhance them further. Please see below for details.