What are our 8 tips to improve pallet stability?

1. Identify the root cause.
Testing to understand the root cause of problems you are experiencing
will help you choose the best solution. Crushing, tilting, collapsing and
leaning are some of the most common issues.

2. Check your pallet stack plan.
Are you using the most effective configuration to prevent crushing or
movement between layers.

3. Stay within the limits of the pallet.
Make sure your goods don’t overhang the edges of the pallet. Goods that
overhang the pallet are more at risk of crushing and or damage in
transit from scuffs and bangs.

4. Assess your primary and secondary packaging.
Make sure you are using the right thickness and sturdiness of cartons or
other packaging to protect your product and prevent crushing.

5. Secure pallet layers.
To reduce moment between layers try using anti-slip sheets, cardboard
sheets or anti slip adhesives.

6. Reinforce pallet corners.
Use corner posts or cardboard edges to prevent edge crushing and
protect the and corners of your pallet and keep goods upright.

7. Use the most effective pallet wrap.
Are you using the correct thickness and the right amount of stretch
tension to hold your goods securely onto the pallet? Check you are not
using too much or too little wrap per pallet and optimise your machine
settings.

8. Test in transit conditions.
To test the effectiveness of any changes you make to your
packaging, you can test your pallet with transit trials, G-force and load
impact tests.

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