A STANDARD WOODEN PALLET
WHAT IS A PALLET…?
Pallet is a flat transport structure that supports goods in a stable fashion while being lifted by a forklift, pallet jack, front loader, work saver or other jacking device. Goods or shipping containers are often placed on a pallet, secured with strapping, stretch wrap or shrink wrap and then shipped. A pallet is the structural foundation of a unit load which allows handling and storage efficiencies. While most pallets are wooden, pallets can also be made of plastic, metal, paper, and recycled materials.
BENEFITS OF PALLETIZATION
Use of pallets as a base for unit loads offers a number of benefits:
Palletized products can be moved more quickly than by the manual handling of individual palletized cartons. This has the following benefits:
Faster turnaround of delivery vehicle (TAT) thus increasing operational efficiency.
It significantly reduces labour requirement & manual handling since it has the ability to load upto 1.2 tonne of goods. This helps in palletized movement of goods till the last leg of supply chain. It reduces the risk of product damage and worker injury, as palletized goods require less manual handling. Non-palletized loads would require different kinds of material handling equipment owing to varied sizes and shapes. Once palletized, all loads can be handled using with standard material handling equipment (MHE) such as forklifts etc., thereby eliminating the need of specialized equipment.
All the pallets have been tested positive by Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) on the following parameters.
a. Pressure test
b. Point load test
c. Sand bag test
d. Warpage test
e. Wood density test
f. Load bearing test
g. Drop test