Understanding Packaging and the Basics
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Best Way to Wrap and Stack Product on a Pallet
In the United States, our freight is shipped on an estimated
1.4 billion pallets in active circulation.
Wrapped Pallet by Quick Pak Inc
More companies are palletizing freight for delivery because
it’s an easy way to cheaply transport large items. There is also less chance
for items to be damaged when being delivered on a pallet. That’s because they
are handled by fork lift trucks rather than boxes possibly being thrown from
one man to another!
But to ultimately end up at its destination without damage,
the pallet must be properly packed. Here are some tips on how to pack a pallet.
Choose the right pallet:
It should be large enough so that your shipment does not
overhang the edges.
Pallets should be sturdy enough to support the load.
Avoid pallets with broken boards or protruding nail heads.
Stacking on the
Make sure cartons
are new and of proper strength to withstand stacking.
Stack smaller, lighter items on heavier items.
Securely seal cartons.
Use proper amounts of dunnage within cartons
and leave no spaces between products. Align boxes in columns, corner to corner,
for the greatest stacking strength.
Use a slip
sheet or pallet liner paper under the load and every third layer when
possible to help distribute the weight evenly and protect the bottom layer.
Secure shipment to
or banding to secure your shipment to the pallet. It should be drawn tightly to
the load, which may require running it underneath the top deck boards of the
wrapping is an effective way to keep all pieces of a shipment together. The
plastic stretch wrap should first be applied around the pallet and continued
upward around the load. Overlap by 50% and make sure it’s tight to prevent
shifting. Stretch wrap can be twisted like rope for greater strength.
Use a dust
cover sheet over the top of your shipment to protect it from the time of
packing to delivery.
An edge protector product can reduce the chance of damage.
Corner boards increase vertical stacking strength, prevent damage to edges, and
stabilize the load. They should extend to the full height and length of the
load, and should be used on all corners. This will help maintain the boxes’
shape, rather than being squeezed in by the stretch wrap.
Revolution Fork Truck Wheel Stop is designed for the Revolution line of pallet stretch wrappers. This wheel stop will protect the stretch wrapper getting hit by the forklift every time a pallet is loaded and unloaded from the turntable.
Improve plant safety and efficiency with Revolution Fork Truck Wheel Stop by reducing the costs associated with employee injury, machinery down time, insurance claims, and building repairs due to accidental collisions with the Revolution Pallet Stretch Wrapper or any other packaging equipment. The Revolution Fork Truck Wheel Stop installs in minutes with ordinary hand tools and concrete drill. Safety fork truck wheel Stop system protect personnel, machinery, Conveyors and building structures. Specifications: 41” Long x 6" Wide x 2-5/16” High Top Angle Heavy Duty Steel Pre-Drilled with 4 Mounting Holes Powder Coated Safety Yellow Made in Florida, USA Custom colors available – charges will apply. *Will work with all Brand of stretch wrappers
1/2" X 60YD BLACK STRAPPING TAPESellaTape Black Strapping Tape is a general purpose tensilized MOPP tape featuring a high strength adhesive. It keeps boxes from shifting in transit, reinforces packaging bearing significant weight, and much more. It features high strength adhesive and a substrate tensile strength of 100 pounds. It is available in black, white or clear. It is ideal for palletizing, bundling, color coding and unitizing.
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