Three of the most important plastic pallet terms are nestable, stackable, and rackable. Understanding these terms can improve your ability to do business smarter.
- Nestable Plastic Pallets
Although “nestable” isn’t even a real word, it could save your business real money! Pallets are labeled nestable when the legs or blocks are able to “nest” inside each other. Using a nestable pallet, you can fit 50 or more pallets per stack or “skid spot” when shipping empty pallets. There are different nestable pallets to fit a variety of applications and load sizes. These organized stacks of empty pallets also save your warehouse floor space. Choose nestable pallets when you need to save valuable warehouse space or reduce your inbound freight cost.
- Stackable Plastic Pallets
Stop paying for unused space. If your product is solid, let’s stack it! Stackable pallets have a specially designed bottom deck allowing you to load or “stack” two or more unit loads on top of each other. There are a variety of stackable pallets which will help you maximize your floor and trailer space allowing you to ship and store more.
- Rackable Plastic Pallets
Using rackable pallets can maximize your vertical space. Rackable pallets are used in facilities that have racking systems. These racking systems may include open span, push back, drive-in or gravity flow systems. Rackable pallets are designed to hold the unit load weight on an unsupported rack. Many rackable pallets are reinforced with steel or composite bars to span that open space and provide adequate support for your product. Rackable plastic pallets allow you take advantage of your vertical space safely and efficiently.
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Post by: Penny Peirce, Nelson Sales Representative