Well strapping of pallets with packaging
Pallets with packaging must be strapped well in such a way that the boxes cannot shift or fall. (Cardboard) edges are used to stabilize pallets. These corners include the pallet.
Use of corners and straps
Corners and straps are used when transporting products on pallets, to prevent pallet and boxes from collapsing. In this way, the packaging stays together well. A correct use of the binding straps (sufficiently tight and horizontal) is necessary for stability. By including corner supports, extra stability is obtained. The wrapping is done with (at least) 3 straps: on the second layer from above, in the middle of the pallet and on the first layer. Depending on the product, the packaging and the transport circumstances, more straps may be necessary.
Cardboard cover for pallets
For many products, it is necessary to additionally cover the top of the pallet. This is on the one hand to prevent falling dirt in the top packaging, but sometimes also to prevent a too cold product temperature (freezing) during truck transport. Often this is a cardboard cover.
Boxes should not overhang the edges of the pallets. This greatly reduces the strength of the boxes. As a result, the products inside can easily be damaged.
Film wrap should not be used on boxes that need ventilation. It can be beneficial to reduce moisture loss, but on the other hand, it reduces cold air to move through the stacks to the interior of the pallet. Product can then heat up too much. It is advisable to check the quality in the inner boxes.
Damage by weight
An unevenly distributed endangers the stability of the pallet. Packaging is not designed to be walked or sit on. The local heavy weight can easily damage the packaging and the products inside.
Damage due to poor stacking
Boxes should be properly stacked on top of each other, in a straight vertical position. Otherwise, the stacks of boxes may skew. This usually damages the boxes of the lower layers. This will damage the products in these boxes. Mark these boxes and keep them separately if necessary, as product damage may not appear until later.
The quality of the materials plays a major role in the construction of the pallet (pallet, packaging, corners, binding tape). Packaging should be stacked neatly. The full pallet must be transported carefully. When deviations are detected, extra attention should be paid to checking the product quality.
Other packaging in practice
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