The field tested pallet was produced following discussions with trade and industry users. Wooden “Düsseldorfer” half pallets are not independently quality assured and were not always accepted by users.
Half pallets are popular in the drinks and food industry, as well as with discount stores and the retail trade.
“Up until now, it has not been necessary to have a license to produce the “Düsseldorfer” half pallets. This is why cheap imports are often of poor quality,” said Martin Leibrandt, CEO, EPAL.
“With the half pallet, EPAL can now offer the users quality assurance, since the pallet is produced and repaired by EPAL-licensed operations.
“The ability to access the pallets on all four sides with materials handling equipment – in other words, from the 600 mm side as well – is important for users. Goods are easy to manoeuvre within the sales areas and different articles can be displayed on the same sales area.”
The load capacity of the EPAL half pallet, which is produced from wood and steel, is more than 500 kg, with a net weight of less than 10 kg. The seven upper edge boards as well as the six stringer and lower edge boards are 21 mm each.
Six 3-mm thick steel angle brackets provide additional stability and protect the four-way pallet against damage. It is ideal for automated warehouses, complies with the ISPM-15 standard and is marked on the steel angle brackets with the established EPAL logo.