Protecting rolled products from damage is one of the more challenging jobs for unit load material handling.
If you work with heavy rolls of foil, film, paper, plastics or other high-value material, you know that damage during transport or storage can make the product unusable. That's a costly mistake no one wants to make.
Shipping Roll Products
To develop a better protection system for transporting factory rolls, everything from the roll properties to customer requirements must be considered. A minor dent is not so minor when it causes thousands of dollars in loss. Equally cringe-worthy is a load that shifts during transport and causes product to open or roll away.
There are three main ways to ship rolled products:
Maximize Protection while Minimizing Cost
If you are experiencing too many callbacks due to roll damage, it may be time for a change. And not just for damage control. Shifting over to a better roll pallet design can also save time by streamlining the palletizing process. Delivering products on time and in pristine condition saves money plus offers a competitive advantage.
How many callbacks are you getting for rolled product damage? Tell us about your damage and ask about the best way to ship and secure your rolls in the comments below.
Post by: John Clarke, Technical Director
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