What is a Stackable Plastic Pallet?
A stackable pallet has supports on the bottom which allows it to be stacked on top of another pallet, providing stability during storage and transportation
What is a rackable plastic pallet?
Rackable pallets are designed to hold a specified amount of weight in an open span racking system. An edge rack can also accommodate rackable pallets if both edges of the rack are supporting the pallet.
What is a nestable plastic pallet?
A nestable pallet fits inside another pallet, allowing for easy and efficient stacking.
What is a closed deck?
Plastic pallets with closed decks provide a smooth surface for the cargo's bottom, which can be ideal for sensitive products. Closed deck pallets have solid-surface tops
Plastic pallets are rigid structures that provide mechanical stability to a bulk quantity of goods during handling to preserve their quality. The handling process involves lifting, moving, stacking, storing, and long-distance transportation by land or water.
Plastic pallets are designed to be moveable by forklifts, pallet jacks, and front loaders in order to facilitate the movement of goods.
Plastic pallets have many advantages over other materials, such as being lightweight, hygienic, and cost-effective.
Plastic pallets have standardized sizes in compliance with the regulations imposed by governing organizations in a certain region. Standardized pallet sizes were made to eliminate wasted time and inconveniences in transferring goods to a particular region.
There are several plastic pallet designs a company may choose from depending on their needs. Plastic pallets can be seen in warehouses, factories, stores, and shipping companies.
Stackable - Stackable pallets have bottom support so as to be able to be placed on top of another loaded pallet and provide stability during storage and transport.
Rackable - A rackable pallet is engineered to be able to hold a specified amount of weight in an open span racking system. Rackable pallets may also be used in an edge rack where the pallet is supported by both side edges. Rackable pallets should be designed to meet the needs of a specific application. As an example, a rackable pallet designed to hold a specific weight in an open span rack may not be able to hold the same weight in an edge rack.
Nestable - A nestable pallet is a type of pallet that is designed to fit inside each other, allowing for easy and efficient stacking. This type of pallet is used to save space when storing or shipping products. It is also much lighter than traditional pallets, which makes it easier and cheaper to transport. Nestable pallets can also be recycled, making them a more environmentally friendly option.
Drum Pallet - A Drum Plastic Pallet is a type of heavy-duty plastic pallet designed to store and transport drums and other large cylindrical containers. It is used because it is strong and durable, and can be used to stack drums to maximize storage space. The pallet also offers a secure and stable base for the drums, reducing the risk of damage to the containers during shipment or storage. Additionally, because the pallet is made from plastic, it is easier to clean and maintain than traditional wood pallets.
Plastic pallets come in a variety or shapes and sizes. Below is some of the common styles.
Three-Runner Pallet: Deriving their name from the three parallel structures underneath the top deck, three-runner plastic pallets are technically skids due to the lack of a bottom deck. The three runners may either be notched to enable four-way entry or left solid, in which case only two-way entry is possible.
These common plastic pallets are also technically skids. Nine-legged pallets have nine evenly spaced legs instead of runners that allow the pallets to nest inside each other. The legs are formed by creating a depression in the pallet’s surface when it is manufactured.
Also called cruciform or picture frame pallets, six-runner pallets can be thought of as having two sets of three runners beneath the deck, which run perpendicular to each other. This strengthens the pallet, creates a partial bottom deck, and allows these plastic pallets to be racked and stacked on top of each other when they are empty or when the load beneath can support the weight of a fully loaded pallet.
This is a broad category of pallets that have both top and bottom decks. The bottom deck of a reversible pallet may be a full deck that is identical to the top of the pallet or it may merely have enough surface to connect the vital support points of the pallet. Six-runner and picture frame pallets are types of reversible pallets, but they are not the only types.
These pallets are uniquely designed to carry product that is shipped in fifty-gallon drums. Their decks often feature recesses that match the circumference of the drums and help to hold them in place. They may also have slots in the top deck that allow spills to drain into a compartment within the pallet. Their form factors vary depending on the needs of the product being shipped. Hazardous chemicals ship on pallets designed with an emphasis on containment, while dry goods like seeds or grains ship on lighter-weight drum pallets.
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