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Aluminum Anodized Crate

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The new 2016 crate models include:

  • 4 recessed aluminum spring loaded handles with rubber trim.
  • New “dog safety” air flow design. We’ve added functionality coupled with a good looking air design that will assist in keeping  your dog safe and secure.
  • 4 new Rectangular thermoplastic rubber feet with steel support bushing molded from “Thermoplastic Rubber” bumpers provide good traction and excellent shock absorbing qualities; unlike natural rubber they have good non-marking qualities and outstanding resistance to stress cracking.
  • 8 new frame constructed steel rivet -nuts for attaching the thermoplastic feet. Rivet nuts are internally threaded fasteners inserted into aluminum frame and attached with stainless steel screws and Loctite.

Anodized crates start at $520.00

 

X-Large:        42" x 28" x 32" Inches (LWH) 57Lbs
Large:          36" x 24" x 27"  Inches (LWH) 45lbs
SidexSide/SUV:  31" x 22" x 27" Inches (LWH) 42Lbs
Medium:         30" x 20" x 22" Inches (LWH) 40 Lbs
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Product Description

Anodized Finish Options:

Clearcoat or Hardcoat anodized skin, black powder coated coated steel latch with black anodized corners. Anodizing protects against aluminum oxidation.

Available anodizing skin colors: We have over 15 anodizing colors available – Red, Orange, Green, Sky Blue(Blue “A”), Navy Blue (Blue “G”), Purple, Teal, Brown,Black, Clear, Gray NL, Gray WZP, Gray Blue.

Clear Coat vs. Hard Coat Anodizing

Clear and hardcoat are types of anodic finish that result from traditional anodizing processes. Hardcoat anodizing produces an oxide coating that is denser and thicker than clear anodize. Clear anodizing producing a nearly clear oxide coating that is usually less than 0.0010” thick and is usually sealed to improve corrosion protection. More expensive than clear anodizing, hardcoat anodizing is often more economical than chromic acid anodizing in terms of the wear resistance achieved. Hardcoat anodizing is often sought for components that require high wear and corrosion resistance.

Hard Coat:

Hardcoat anodizing yields a thicker, denser oxide coating than clear anodizing. In hardcoat anodizing the film thickness ranges from three to 20 times that of clear anodize, its density producing a hardness of 60 to 65 Rockwell on the C scale. The material’s alloy and temper along with the coating thickness determine the color of film – from light gray to dark olive gray – generated from the hardcoat process.

Clear Coat:

Also known as sulfuric acid anodizing, clear anodizing provides corrosion protection in mild environments and minimum wear protection. Compared to chromic acid anodizing, sulfuric acid anodizing can provide similar corrosion protection and better wear characteristics.

Anodized aluminum is not only great looking and long lasting but the process of anodizing actually strengthens the aluminum. It’s the most costly process we offer but for those wanting a sharp, long lasting finish, anodizing is unmatched. Anodizing involves placing a sheet of aluminum into a chemical acid bath. The sheet of aluminum becomes the positive anode of a chemical battery and the acid bath becomes the negative. A high amp electric current passes through the acid, causing the surface of the aluminum to oxidize. The oxidized aluminum forms a strong coating as it replaces the original aluminum on the surface. The result is an extremely hard substance called anodized aluminum. The unique anodized finish is the only one in the metals industry that satisfies each of the factors that must be considered when selecting a high performance aluminum finish:

Durability: Most anodized products have an extremely long life span and offer significant economic advantages through maintenance and operating savings. Anodizing is a reacted finish that is integrated with the underlying aluminum for total bonding and unmatched adhesion.

Color Stability: Exterior anodic coatings provide good stability to ultraviolet rays, do not chip or peel, and are easily repeatable.

Ease of Maintenance: Scars and wear from fabrication, handling, installation, frequent surface dirt cleaning and usage are virtually non-existent. Rinsing or mild soap and water cleaning usually will restore an anodized surface to its original appearance. Mild abrasive cleaners can be used for more difficult deposits.

Aesthetics: Anodizing offers a large increasing number of gloss and color alternatives and minimizes or eliminates color variations. Unlike other finishes, anodizing allows the aluminum to maintain its metallic appearance.

Cost: A lower initial finishing cost combines with lower maintenance costs for greater long-term value.

Health and Safety: Anodizing is a safe process that is not harmful to human health. An anodized finish is chemically stable, will not decompose; is non-toxic; and is heat-resistant to the melting point of aluminum (1,221 degrees F.) Since the anodizing process is a reinforcement of a naturally occurring oxide process, it is non-hazardous and produces no harmful or dangerous by-products.

  • Crate is made in the USA
  • Comfortable housing for large & medium breed dogs for short and long transports
  • Lightweight aluminum is easy to lift and handle
  • Rear wash out holes
  • “Tie Down” holes in the front and back of the crate – very stable, secure ride
  • Wash down drain holes in the front and rear of the inside floor.
  • 1” X 1” Hand welded aluminum tubing frame for high impact resistance and structural reliability
  • Aluminum sheeting is machine stamped and formed for a precision fit
  • Industrial grade stainless steel machine rivets
  • Non-slip rubber feet
  • Stainless steel lockable latch
  • Well ventilated
  • Very low profile hardware
  • Can fit up to 4 crates in a standard bed pickup
  • Won’t rust or crack due to cold or mold
  • Easy grip rubber handles

The Importance of Crate Training

Crate training is a sure-fire way of getting a well-mannered well behaved puppies and dogs. Crate training uses a dog’s natural instincts as a den animal. A wild dog’s den is his home, a place to sleep, hide from danger, and raise a family. The modern crate becomes your dog’s den, an ideal place where your dog can find comfort and solitude while you know he’s safe and secure.

Rock Creek Crates – Built For the life of your dog

  • The benefits of having a crate for you and your dog.
  • Potty training tool, a place that dogs instinctively avoid soiling.
  • House training tool
  • Reduce separation anxiety
  • Prevent destructive behavior
  • Assist in setting up a daily routine
  • Most young dogs which have been introduced to a crate while young grow up to prefer their crate to rest in or have down time.
  • Attractive indoor & outdoor
  • Lockable or use a carabineer

Materials

Next to steel, Aluminum is the most commonly used and commercially available metal. Its light weight and high strength-to-weight ratio making it a good choice for everything from aircraft to flashlights to jigs to just about anything else you can make out of metal.

Principal Design Features of 5052 Aluminum Alloy

  • The alloy may be forged in the temperature range of 950 F down to 500 F.
  • We recycle all unused products
  • Magnesium – 2.2%-2.8% by weight
  • Chromium – 0.15%-0.35% maximum
  • Copper – 0.1% maximum
  • Iron – 0.4% maximum
  • Manganese – 0.1% maximum
  • Silicon – 0.25% maximum
  • Zinc – 0.1% maximum
  • Others each 0.05% maximum
  • Others total 0.15% maximum
  • Remainder Aluminum
  • The alloy may be forged in the temperature range of 950 F down to 500 F.
  • We recycle all unused products.

 

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