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Tips for Packing a Strong Pallet

If you are involved in the #manufacturing or #distribution of #products, you would definitely know about stacking items on the pallets. The major benefit of these utilized loads is that they are very convenient to move from one point to another. And these utilized loads are very easy to store in the warehouses.


However, if you are experience frequent returns due to product damages, you may need to look at the boxes and the way you stack them on the pallets. There are a few rules that you will have to keep in mind when it comes to stacking and improving pallet density and stability. Those rules are:


•Heavy goods should be settled in the base.

•Place the boxes in a pattern you would place bricks.

•Make sure that the pallet is not pyramid-shaped.

•Use straps for securing the load.

•The stretch wrap used in the process should be of best quality.

•Always plan ahead.


If you or your employees are stacking the products on the #pallets, there are a few things that you may have to take into consideration. You need to know that four vertical corners of the box provide majority of stacking strength. And you have to make sure that the vertical corners of a box are aligned just above the corners of the box stacked below.


Here, you have to make sure that you are not allowing the boxes to hang off the edge of the pallets. This is called overhang and it can lead to catastrophic failure of the utilized loads due to unsupported box corners. It would be worth mentioning here that overhand and other misuses of the pallets can lead to the half of the damages to product packaging. Pallet overhang and poor stability of the pallets are the main reasons for these damages.


There are other factors which can affect the performance of your pallet during the transit. The major factor to talk about in this regard is the uncontrolled climate of the warehouse. If you are not controlling the climate of your warehouse, you will see the strength of your boxes being affected during summers due to humidity. Apart from controlling the climate of the warehouse, you have to make sure that you are using the corrugated boxes made of the board of correct grade for the job. Another factor which you need to take into consideration in this regard is the duration of the boxes sitting in the stack.

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Uploaded on May 7, 2019