This secures the sensitive machinery to the pallet as a single, stable, unitized load
that resists shifting in transit for improved product protection and assurance of acceptance upon receipt.
In operation, the machine continuously conveys pallet loads into the wrapping ring and wraps them in plastic film 360-degrees around and under the pallet to create a secure, unitized load
that stays intact during storage and transportation.
The company offers accelerated aging, distribution simulation, package strength, integrity, physical shock, thermal shock, vibration, compression, unitized load
testing, leakage and other validation services at both locations.
They offer better product protection during shipping because they are rigid and provide a better unitized load
than corrugated containers.
When a unitized load
includes articles whose classes are determined by their density, shippers would also be required to specify the total cube of each such article.
After wrapping, the unitized load
is picked up by a lift truck and staged at the dock until all products from the other areas of the DC have been gathered for that store.
* Have you considered wrapping (stretch or shrink) or strapping (steel or plastic) the palletized or unitized load
? * If so, are you wrapping or banding as soon as possible after palletizing the unit load of product?
The rule allows palletized or unitized loads
to be marked as a single unit.
Orbis designs and manufactures bases for point-of-purchase, unitized loads
, end-cap and gondola-based displays.
"Many have to consider all the different substrates their unitized loads
might be shipping on, and they rely on us to build a load that can be gripped with a clamp truck instead of a forklift."
Many processors still get ingredients and packaging materials in individual corrugated boxes when they could just as easily build bulk unitized loads
. The cost savings from eliminating this unnecessary packaging includes not only the container but the ability to build denser loads, reduced handling of used containers in the plant, and less disposal cost for these same used containers.
The machine uses a lifting beam--combined with a bottom handling extractor and cantilever finger storage--to handle totes, cartons and other unitized loads
. It can be implemented in groups, or blocks, for higher rates and storage capacities, with each block managed by an automated conveyor delivery and take-away system.