Few Pallet Stacking Tips that You Should Know
When using a pallet inverter, your entire load is turned upside down, so the products must be stacked perfectly equally. Items or boxes that protrude make it difficult to clamp them down.
Inverting your pallet can also harm all the goods if you have fragile goods or those that must be stored upright, like liquids or dairy products.
Finally, it may take plenty of time to complete the single inverting procedure.
- Needs for uniform packing format
- No products that are only stored upright
- No products are sensitive to pressure
- High acquisition costs
- Lengthy payback period
- Energy consumption
Top Industries can fulfil the needs of a pallet inverter by customizing it according to the operational requirements.
Of course, all the above considerations are in fact, just the pallet stacking guidelines in the beginning.
Also, try to keep the following additional few tips in your mind as you are going to perfect your art of stacking:
Always keep in mind the height limitations
Avoid stacking pallets too high when using a forklift since it is extremely risky and practically guarantees an accident.
Make sure you are aware of how much room you have on the lower and middle racks in light of this.
You can use it to determine how many additional pallets will fit in the space. After some practise, this form of computation will come naturally.
Do not exceed weight limitations
Weight restrictions are equally crucial to pallet stacking as height restrictions. Make sure you are aware of the forklift or pallet jack’s maximum load capacity.
A significant safety risk is lifting more weight than the forklift is intended to support. If the lift falls over, it could hurt the driver or adjacent personnel.
Place the heaviest goods on the bottom
The safest way to stack a pallet is to place the item(s) that weigh the most weight at the bottom. Pallets should then be stacked with the heaviest pallets at the bottom.
As a result, the base will be stable and have a reduced centre of gravity.
Make sure that the load doesn’t surpass the forklift’s maximum weight limit when transporting double-stacked pallets. Before the pallets are even stacked, an accident from an overloaded forklift can occur.
Never reuse any damaged pallets
Reusing damaged pallets occasionally saves a few bucks and that can be enticing, but it is not a good idea for a number of reasons. Damaged pallets lack stability and durability.
Utilizing them might cause stacks to topple.
Workers risk injury from any pallet component that has splintered edges or protruding fasteners and nails. Whenever possible, purchase new pallets rather than using any damaged ones to avoid any confusion.
Double-stacked pallets provide certain safety risks that forklift operators should be aware of and should always be handled with additional care.
By keeping pallets safe, plastic wrapping and banding help reduce the likelihood of accidents. Consult your site manager or a safety specialist if you have any questions about handling a double-stacked pallet.
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