Industrial pallets can be an important piece of storage equipment as it will allow a business to easily keep and move large amounts of materials. When a business uses these pallets on a daily basis, it can be easy to take some basic usage and storage tips for granted.
Keep The Pallets Away From Moisture
While your business' wooden pallets can be extremely durable, it is important to understand that moisture can still be a source of major damage. When wooden pallets are repeatedly left in moist conditions, rot will soon develop on the wood. In addition to keeping the pallets out of moist environments, you should also be mindful when transport fluids as any leaks should be dried as soon as possible. Once you find a pallet that has started to develop any amount of rot, it should be taken out of use. While these pallets may still seem mostly in good condition, these weak points can be prone to rapid failures.
Consider Investing In A Pallet Wrapping System
An industrial wood pallet will be able to support heavy weights with ease. However, individuals will often find that it is difficult to balance the items on the pallet. This can lead to these items being at risk of falling. Pallets that will need to be moved will be especially prone to this problem. However, you will find that it is possible to mitigate this risk by using a pallet wrapping device. These are essentially machines that will make it easy to apply a thin layer of plastic wrap around the items on the pallet so that they can be kept in place more easily.
Evaluate Whether A Protective Cover Is Needed For The Pallets
Some of the items that you will be moving can potentially be sharp enough to cut through the wood planks of the pallets. Unfortunately, this could lead to an immediate failure of the pallet. While some businesses will assume that the only way to mitigate this risk is to have the employees gently place items on the pallet. This will not be effective as stress when the pallet moves can cause these items to cut deep into the wood. One way to mitigate this potential risk is through placing a protective cover over the pallets. These covers are made of a thick rubber that will be extremely resistant to being cut, and they will allow for these items to be safely moved with the pallet racks.