Unlike other companies, Range Storage design and manufacture all metal and steel pallets to customers individual requirements and specifications. Whatever kind of steel pallet you need and whatever you need them for, we can help. We are able to produce and manufacture a full range of metal pallets, which can be used across a wide range of sectors including agriculture, automotive, distribution, logistics, manufacturing & transport.
Give our team a call today on 01274 736363 or fill out a quick quote form online. This blog should include all the information you need about Steel pallets but if you have any questions please get in touch. We train our staff to be knowledgeable about all our products so you can feel confident about the advice that they give you.
Uses of Steel Pallets for Businesses
For many businesses, Steel Pallets are a critical element when it comes to product packaging, transportation and logistics.
- Steel Pallets allow a company to use air space in addition to floor space. This completely optimises the space available and reduces warehousing costs.
- Using Steel Pallets reduces handling time for workers which ultimately saves labour hours and decreases the amount of overtime wages- it makes life easier for the workers and more cost-effective for the companies.
- One of the main benefits of using pallets is their ability to protect and goods that need to be moved and transported. Any damage to goods that would have taken place before can be totally eliminated with the introduction of a palletization program.
- Savings from using steel pallets and other pallets in a business has been shown to average 40 to 45 percent, with a range between 25 percent and as high as 80 percent.
- Within any industry, it is advised that manual handling is carried out as little as possible. The use of steel pallets helps to reduce work-related injuries from heavy lifting as the machine will do the majority of the manual work for you.
- There has been evidence that using pallets can help towards inventory control. Goods are organised and easier to keep track of meaning there is less chance of theft or misplacement.
What is a Steel Pallet?
Pallets are a worldwide wide used product that can be found in many scenarios such as storage, industrial, manufacturing and other uses. Their main use is to make transporting and storing materials easier and more efficient, which is what every company aims to be. Steel pallets are undoubtedly becoming more common compared to wooden pallets because they have a long list of benefits which helps improve the quality of business in many ways.
Benefits of Steel Pallets:
The great thing about steel pallets is their durability and strength. Wooden and plastic pallets simply cannot withstand as much weight and force as steel pallets. If you need pallets that can hold over 285 stone and that stand the test of time then steel pallets are the only choice for you. Companies and organisations that need equipment such as pallets to be kept outdoors would often opt for steel pallets as they can better withstand outdoor conditions without breaking down. In addition to this, metal and steel functions over the widest range of temperatures meaning although steel will get hot it will not burn which can be handy in working environments containing flammable materials. In cold environments, steel also isn’t effected. When it comes to temperature the same cannot be said for plastic and wood pallets wich burns, melt and disintegrate over time.
Steel pallets and metal, in general, is very easy to clean and keep bacteria free. Wooden pallets can get contaminated with harmful germs that lead to sometimes major hygiene issues which can spread disease and illness. Steel pallets can be hygienically sanitised to rid of any nasty bacterias and infestations. For this reason, metal and steel pallets can be used across a range of organisations including in the health sector.
The Size of a Steel Pallet
Many people know what a Steel or metal pallet is, but they do not know what kind of size they are available in. Pallets are manufactured in a range of common sizes but here at Range Storage we fabricate and manufacture almost any sized steel pallet to suit your individual needs.
In the UK there are no real ‘standards’ when it comes to sizing cage pallets, box pallets, post pallets and flat pallets. Individuals want steel stillages to suit their own specific needs. A steel stillage is three dimensional, i.e. width, depth and height.
More often than not steel stillage will be manufactured to fit in and on lorries and trailers for transporting purposes. In the UK, the base dimensions are usually 1200mm x 1000mm, (or if you prefer old imperial 48” x 40”). This sized pallet with usually be able to carry 26 units if using a full sized trailer to transport.
Height is often determined by the trailers capacity but as trailers vary tremendously in height, this is less measurable. Two 1200mm high stillages will fit within the height of the majority of transporting trailers.
Depending on what steel pallets need to be used for, their design can be altered and formed in different ways. Steel pallets can be designed to have adjustable and removable doors, detachable panels, open access and also to have legs which raise their base off the ground. Steel panels can be designed to allow them to be stacked to a maximum height which optimises space within warehouses and factories where space is everything.
All our steel pallets are fabricated & designed in-house, setting us apart from many other companies. All our products can be shipped anywhere across the UK. Customers specifications can include wooden decks, mesh decks, steels decks or even metal pallets on castors and as with all RSE products are powder coated to suite a colour scheme of your choice.
Range Storage Equipment Ltd, established in West Yorkshire in 1979 has been a successful company for decades. With this strong foundation we are proud to be one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of stillages, steel pallets & shelving & racking systems.
We do our very best to meet all our customers needs and requirements and make sure that we employ and train up staff so that they can help our reputation and business values live on for another 4 decades. Customer service is of the utmost importance to us so we always try to go above and beyond for our customers- new and old.
If you would like to enquire further about the types of metal pallets we offer here at range storage or if you have a certain type in mind that you would like us to create and manufacture then we can help you. We can advise you on the type of metal pallet that is best suited to your business or company and the purpose you require them for. Simply get in touch with our team by phone on 01274 736363 or through the free quick quote form and we can give you all the answers you need as soon as we possibly can.