How to Measure Box Dimensions a Complete GuidePosted On: Aug-21-2018  By: mike It takes creativity and attention to details to come up with a perfect box. For measurements to accurately correspond to the inner dimensions of the box, exact measurements must be adhered to. This is carefully done to ensure your products are well protected and fit to move around. Understanding the types of products is vital. For packaging purposes, length, width and depth must be precisely determined. Calculating the dimensions of the box is critical to avoid them facing wrong direction when measuring, or clients getting boxes having a completely different sizes than the actual measurements. Numbers should be well outlined to avoid any packaging confusion that might arise.

Quality boxes measurements refer to the internal dimensions not the external dimensions. Internal and external dimensions can differ greatly depending on the box. Durable boxes are made from corrugated board that has a liner both inside and outside fluting. Maximum strength of the box depends on the size of the fluting and weight of paper used. Smaller fluting means the box will be rigid whereas, larger fluting provides a better protection for products during packaging.

Corrugated boxes come in a wide varieties of shapes, styles and sizes. From square, triangular, round, rectangular, flat and tall boxes just to mention a few. All these types are measured by length, width or depth/height to avoid throwing off the desired box size. It is important to put into consideration the volume of the box to ensure a food fit.
Length is the measure of the side of the box or how long the box is. This is the dimension that is always the longest.

Width is the length from left to right or how broad the box will be. It’s the shortest dimension of the box.

Depth/height this is the length from front to back or how high the box will be.
Volume is simply the measure of how big the box is in three dimensions or how much room the box will be inside.

Procedure for measurement

Rectangular box dimensions

To make a flawless box, length, width and depth should match correctly. They are then multiplied to get the volume of the box. For instance; formula volume (V) = length (L) X width (W) X height (H) is often used to precisely calculate the box dimensions of corrugated box.

Measure the length (L), this is the longest side of the box indicating the inches or preferred measurement units. Proceed to measure the width (W), this being the other edge next to the box making sure to use the same measurements. Finally, take down the measurement of the height (H) of the box normally the distance from top of the box to the ground.

The next crucial stage is finding the total volume of the box by multiplying all the three sides of the box using the units obtained. Volume of the box must be in the units used for example in our case inches. Clearly understanding the final volume measurements of the box helps us know how many cubes will fit exactly in the box.

Example:
If the box has a length of 4 feet, width 2 feet and a height of 3 feet we calculate the measurements as follows:
Volume of the box =length (l) X width (w) X height (h)
Volume= 4ft x 2ft x 3ft.
Volume= 24ft cubed.

This means that the box can comfortably accommodate 24 cubes while carrying out the packaging.

Square Box Dimensions

Square has all the same dimensions and proves easy to assemble. To achieve the desired volume of the square box we multiply all the three sides to arrive at the volume. Measure all the sides of the square to get the units correct. This is safely done using the formula

Volume(V)= side times side times side.

Example:
Lets assume the dimensions of our square in this case is 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet:
Volume of the box = 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet
Volume of the box will be= 27ft cubed.
Meaning our final box will be able to take in 27 small cubes.

Cylindrical Box Dimensions

In simple terms, cylindrical boxes have bottom and top circles. To find the volume of the cylindrical box, we apply the formula

Volume of cylindrical box = pi by radius squared by height. Where pi equals 3.14, r indicates the radius of the of top circle and h the height of the cylindrical box.
Additionally, we also find the pyramid with a circle for the bottom part. To find the total volume of our cylindrical box we multiply the above volume by 1/3.
Hence our volume will be:
Volume: 1/3 ( pi x radius squared by height).
Example:
Lets say our height is 6 feet, length is 14 feet and width is 14 feet. We calculate the volume of the cylindrical box as follow:

Volume= length(l) by width(w) by height(h)/3
Volume= 6 x 14 x 14/3
Volume= 392 feet squared.
This suggests that our cylindrical box is capable of carrying a maximum of 392 smaller cubes.

Pyramid-shaped Box Dimensions

Box with this advanced shape has one side or base with all the other sides coming to a point. To find the total volume of our pyramid-shaped box, we proceed as follows.
We multiply the base area by height and then multiplying the results by the fraction of 1/3. The area of the base is calculated by multiplying the length of the base by width.
Thus,

Volume of pyramid-shaped box= 1/3( base by height)

Conclusion
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