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Rented Pallets to be Collected

Goods have been delivered from overseas transferred to Australian standard pallets then at destination transferred with an inverter onto owned warehouse pallets. Then these are ready for collection.  An efficient scheme.  Except the warehouse racked pallets were cheapies and had breaking issues.

Rental pallet stack

Posted on 21 July 2018 | 1:55 am

Wooden Lead Edges etc.

Wood lead edges.  Metal surrounds.  Options?   An asset or expense?

Pallet - Steel surrounds and no center bearer.1

 

Posted on 20 July 2018 | 6:25 am

Building Site – Pick and Re-use?

What was it?  Six pallets average per tree?

Cheap.  Tax deductible.   A business expense.  Who cares? 

The money is on what it carries.

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Posted on 20 July 2018 | 6:19 am

Heavy Duty Anti Slip on Galvanised Steel

Messy, but it worked, heat applied and stuck fast.  Heavy industry application.

The need justifies the cost.   No grommets here.

Anti slip (2)

 

Posted on 20 July 2018 | 6:00 am

CHINA 20% OF WORLD DEMAND BY 2017

The Asia/Pacific region, led by China, will post the strongest unit sales increases of any regional market, averaging 8.1 percent per year through 2017.  This region will also overtake North America to become the largest regional market by 2017, when it will account for one-third of the global total.  Sales advances across the region will be spurred by climbing manufacturing activity and increased adoption of pallets by new users.  China will experience the largest gains of any national market in the world and will account for over one-fifth of total global unit demand in 2017.

COURTESY  http://www.mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/pallet-sales-rise-5-annually-through-2017

WHY DID WE POST THE CHINA PALLET INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE GROWTH?

THAT’S WHY.

 

Posted on 19 July 2018 | 11:56 am

SOME WOOD PALLETS ROT, NOT STEEL.

A LIMITED LIFESPAN…….BUT THATS’ NOTHING NEW. 

YOU KNOW, DON’T YOU.

WOOD ROTS.1

Posted on 18 July 2018 | 4:43 am

WHY NO MORE SUPPLY QUOTES

NEW PALLET SUPPLY QUOTES HAVE CEASED AS OF 16TH JULY 2018 EXCEPT FOR EXISTING CONTACTS. 

NO MORE TIME NOR ENERGY NOR CREATIVE INOVATIVE DESIGN EFFORTS WILL BE WASTED ON INDECISIVE ENTITIES, UNFUNDED PROCUREMENT MANAGERS NOR UNREALISTIC AND SNOOPING CASUAL ENQUIRIES FROM ANYWHERE.  WE MAY (OR MAY NOT) LIST (NAME) SOME OF THESE MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES AND TIME WASTERS WHO WERE EAGER FOR A SOLUTION BUT ONCE THEY GET WHAT THEY WANT GO SILENT AND HAVE NO BUSINESS COURTESY TO EVEN REPLY. 

THIS IS NOT GOOD NOR PROFESSIONAL.

But please continue to enjoy and learn from the website or below where you can comment and reply.

https://steelpalletsystems.wordpress.com

A CONSULTING SERVICE MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR SELECTED CUSTOMERS (OUR OPTION).  WE CAN SUPPLY  EQUIPMENT IF OUR SOLUTION IS CHOSEN.

I.E. IF YOU HAVE THE MONEY WE HAVE THE TIME.

info@steelpalletsystems.com

 

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 4:04 am

International and National Pallet Sizes. This steel pallet is designed to for all.

Early days.   Special specific industry size, load and function specification.  Note the four bearers.   Today, length, width, height, varied load, capped, uncapped, anti slip, varied decks, 55% to 100% contact cover, special lead edges, RFID approved, etc. etc.  No paint needed but colour coding to suit OK.  Very durable galvanised material.  That is this pallet range, but there are others.  Check Alibaba.

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Posted on 17 July 2018 | 3:37 am

CHINA PALLET INT. CONFERENCE 2016

Three years later.  Look at the increased numbers.

2016年托盘国际会议

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 3:01 am

CHINA PALLET INTERNATIONAL 2013

CPIC2013.1It is 2013.  Note the numbers that year.  Pallet industry national leaders, specialists, and industry suppliers.

 

 

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 2:57 am

PLASTIC PALLET DAMAGE

THIS UNFORTUNATELY SEEMS OR IS PERMANENT.  THE PALLET WAS DUMPED.

Plastic pallet damaged

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 1:25 am

PALLETS GET KNOCKED AROUND!

IT DOES NOT MATTER IF PRODUCT IS MADE FROM WOOD, PLASTIC OR STEEL.

QUALITY CONTROL IS NOT ALWAYS THE ISSUE.

MINIMISATION IS THE KEYWORD.

OR IT IS REPAIR AND KEEP, OR SCRAP AT COST (EXCEPT STEEL)

IS THERE A SOLUTION?  YES.

PALLETS LEAD EDGE DAMAGE 007

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 1:21 am

COMPOSITE MATERIAL

 

An composite pallet attempt using recycled material.  It breaks (snaps) too easily.  Nine years has passed.   Another valiant hopeful attempt but not realistic.

 

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Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:18 am

A better version, looks good but….

Those who know, know, and those who don’t, don’t.

This one was being discarded (scrapped).  Wrong size, wrong place.

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Posted on 16 July 2018 | 1:54 am

Some of the Problems

Tear away problems.

Too soft a metal, welded connections, inadequate design, sharp protrusions, no underneath decks etc. etc.

But metal is metal.  It bends and does not splinter like wood nor shatter like plastic.

Load bearing adequacy is in the design.  Surface finish is vital.  Purpose dictates and cost comes second IMO.

All part of the challenges.

 

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Posted on 16 July 2018 | 1:43 am

WATCH THIS SPACE! MORE COMING.

Posted on 14 July 2018 | 12:15 pm

What’s This?

Pallet 1200x1000 100_1975 Resize

Posted on 11 July 2018 | 12:44 pm

Thin Steel Pallet 4 Way Entry Load Test

An early test on a four way entry pallet made from 0.9mm material.

All good except the wood pallet was placed upside down, the wrong way round, so not the best for balancing the weight with stability.

Test on 4-way

 

 

 

 

Posted on 11 July 2018 | 12:39 pm

Wood Pallet Waste

Pallet waste

Posted on 11 July 2018 | 8:07 am

STEEL PALLET FIRE HAZARD INDEX

FIRE HAZARD SPECIFICATION G2 P2

Posted on 11 July 2018 | 7:52 am

Steel Pallet Bagged and Carried

Yes, as oversize luggage, by air, to China.

His name is Xiaolei, a good man.

From days gone by.

 

Bagged Pallet

Posted on 11 July 2018 | 4:04 am

STEEL PALLETS ARE NOT A FIRE RISK

Pallet Fire Risk Reduction 1 001L&JFIRE 3 AE 20

AND HAVE ZERO FLAMMABILITY INDEX.

Posted on 7 July 2018 | 4:06 am

C.I.M.C. TEST – ALL GOOD

CHINA TEST

A NON-LAB WAY OF TESTING.  QUITE PRACTICAL.   IT PASSED IN 0.9MM MATERIAL.

THIS IS SOME YEARS BACK.

CIMC STANDS FOR CHINA INTERNATIONAL MARINE CONTAINERS.

MORE TO COME.

 

 

 

 

Posted on 7 July 2018 | 3:43 am

CHEP TEST, FIVE STEEL PALLETS TO USA

Pallets for CHEP USA

Posted on 7 July 2018 | 1:24 am

COPY ALTERNATIVE ATTEMPT

Copy Attempt - No go

A METAL COPY ATTEMPT IN CHINA.  IT WAS A NO-GO.

Posted on 7 July 2018 | 1:14 am

CHEP (BRAMBLES) LAB TEST 2005

Lab Test

Posted on 7 July 2018 | 1:04 am

Steel Pallet Systems at wordpress.com

The website and post history is available at wordpress.com. 

The address is: https://steelpalletsystems.wordpress.com/

Here one can read and comment (reply) on line instead of using the info@steelpalletsystems.com address.

Posted on 7 July 2018 | 12:52 am

SPEED RIVETING

Currently this is manual.  The pallet is designed, ideally, in future, to have an automated robotic assembly and speed riveting system for fast economical production line assembly and fixing.  A singular example is in the link below.  We would use arrays for simultaneous fast fixing.  Sorry the example is not shown in the link so the link is deleted.

Rivets hold airliners together for their service lifetime, 30 plus years.  There is no worry.

Nails fall out.  Rivets do not.

Deck rivet protrusions are hidden and recessed into the void of the bearers.

Welding is an alternative.

Posted on 27 June 2018 | 5:13 am

We do NOT do this! This is NOT the way to do it.

An early Asian copy attempt using inferior material.  We do NOT do this.

Our REAL pallet has NO RUST after 100,000 hours of exposure to the elements.

Rusting steel pallet

BELOW, ANOTHER WAY NOT TO DO IT. 

A WELDED PALLET.  PRE-RUSTING.

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Posted on 20 June 2018 | 1:56 am

Re-usable material, no waste, ever, Oh?

Just imagine, no that is too watery, just think hard, that the raw material used for lightweight steel pallets when reaching the end of useful life after being rented out (hire and de-hire) and reprocessed at a greatly reduced energy cost than before then be available for forming and assembly into steel pallets again without any quality degradationThis time the material is an asset, owned not acquired at cost.   Therefore the newer pallets will be even cheaper (more economical) than before and reused for finished product repeatedly for decades, for rent or sale.  Wood cannot do that nor plastic without degrading.

With volume production automated robotic assembly will decrease the cost further.

Think about 20,000,000 steel pallets out there on this basis (Australia and New Zealand).  Depending on pallet size, quantity and purpose say 500,000 tonnes of steel material being reused, reused, reused and reused.  This would avoid cutting annually up to 500,000 tonnes of wood.

Then would the lightweight steel pallet come close in price to a hardwood pallet?  A game changer?  A valid example?  DYOR.

Etc. etc. etc.

Posted on 12 June 2018 | 3:08 am

Pollution

With pollution of all kinds increasing we believe economical lightweight non organic galvanised repairable steel pallets not only have a future but are the future.  This means not just a small slot in the market but a major player that can or will involve product rental and leasing, asset and pooling operations management, tracking services, repairs, and infinite recycling to use again without material degradation.

That means minimising pollution and adding value. In business it means multiple revenue streams with positive outcomes plus aiding the logistics industry vital for supplies around the planet.

The question is in this generation or the next?  What do you think?

DYOR

Posted on 6 June 2018 | 9:42 am

Two key players

Some years back, about 3,000′ altitude, a nice climb from sea level, but no views today.

Palleteers at the Summit

Posted on 24 May 2018 | 10:57 am

Got an idea, a question, a proposal?

The contact then is: 

info@steelpalletsystems.com

Posted on 17 May 2018 | 4:12 am

Once out it stays out.

Open cut mine

Inorganic!  It can be recycled endlessly without material degrading unlike plastic and hardwood pallets and in volume will match the sale price or as an asset rental leave them for dead.  Recycling processed steel is much cheaper than the original production.  All pallets need repairs at some time this is why we use rivets and not welds, unless specified otherwise. 

 

Posted on 16 May 2018 | 2:51 am

Radio Frequency Identification and Tracking (RFID) Success

This is the first and only lightweight galvanised steel pallet type to pass the test.  Note the readers set up at the warehouse door.  The RFID pallet and load tracking industry has advanced considerably since then and the cost reduced on tags.

Adilam - pallet on fork lift

Posted on 3 May 2018 | 3:54 am

PATENT GRANTED – PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA

Posted on 9 March 2018 | 12:34 am

Wood Pallet Recycling

Yes, all scrapped at cost or for recycling but NOT into the same product.   Steel, once the ore is out the ground and manufactured, at point of product disuse, can be recycled at value and manufactured into the same product using reduced energy time and time again WITHOUT any degrading quality.  You don’t do that with wood or plastic.

Posted on 7 March 2018 | 10:50 pm

Steel Pallet Production Base

The factory 001a

Both buildings, on left and right.

Posted on 4 February 2018 | 11:02 pm

Steel Pallet Variables

CAD  HD Pallet 48x40 001.1Steel Pallet Systems has a range of CAD/CAM drawings prepared for a variety of pallets, in size, capacity and type.  For example the chemical pallet CP7 version; the China export pallet (980×1140 and 790 x 1140); a China domestic pallet 1150 x 1690; Asian standard pallet 1100 x 1100; International standard 1200 x 1000; Australian standard 1165 x 1165 single and double sided plus a special reduced weight unit; in fact all major international standards, both four way and two way entry and of course the USA 48″ x 40″.   All in lightweight galvanized steel.

Using computer aided design and manufacture results in fast and economical production of all components, amplified by scale.

 

 

 

 

Posted on 1 February 2018 | 12:55 am

World Pallet Market

Based on industry estimates, Berg Insight reported that the global base of pallets used for transportation is around 10 billion units.   http://www.steelpalletsystems.com

Posted on 28 October 2017 | 3:45 am

The Pallet Service Method Counts

The product exists but it is the method that counts.  The path to the big market needs a service similar to Peco, Loscam, Chep or Logipal.   So accept starting small like an acorn to then grow big, not with wood or plastic but with lightweight galvanized steel which is an asset more durable than wood.      http://www.steelpalletsystems.com

Posted on 28 October 2017 | 3:40 am

Galvanized lightweight steel pallet no rust

We use pre galvanized high quality durable material.  No rust.

Posted on 28 October 2017 | 3:20 am

Steel pallet economical

In volume using slit coil steel, roll forming, steel sheet automated punching, bending and robotic fixing and assembly, this could be USD50 – 60 delivered, and leasable or rentable down to cents per day.  What type and capacity do you want and how many?  Think tens and hundreds of thousands.   The more the less and it could be cheaper.   Volume counts.   http://www.steelpalletsystems.com.

Posted on 28 October 2017 | 3:17 am

Galvanised steel pallet

Yes, and a true lightweight, lighter than a hardwood pallet.  Depending on size and purpose which is variable and allowing for typical capacity and whether double sided, single sided, two way entry 15kg to 26kg or more, all galvanized.  http://www.steelpalletsystems.com

Posted on 28 October 2017 | 3:11 am

Industry Professionals said This:

Courtesy of Packaging Revolution 18th January 2017

Industry observations, analysis and comments.

J.R. Simplot, one of the world’s largest private food and agribusiness companies, recently made a change in the pallets it uses inside its 380,000-square-foot processing facility in Caldwell, Idaho. At any given time, more than 24,000 pallets are in circulation for transporting finished products – from frozen French fries and veggies to packages to be used in prepared meals – between finished product packaging, frozen storage, and shipping docks. For outbound rail shipments, products are removed from their pallets via slip-sheets into railcars using a push/pull system. For truck-loading, unit loads are similarly removed from in-house pallets and transferred to inexpensive shipping pallets.

“Wooden pallets can be challenging because as they age they leave wooden pieces everywhere, and you’ve got to repair and/or replace them frequently,” said Gary Bleazard, project engineer, providing background on why the change was made. “Even with very careful handling, wood can splinter and penetrate cases and packages, creating the potential for foreign material to enter the product.”

Preventing these risks required constant vigilance, and resulted in the plant deploying one person working 24 hours a day “whose job it was to do nothing but inspect and sort pallets,” Bleazard says. Pallets that couldn’t be rotated from the dock back to the plant were sent to an outside service provider for repairs, and pallets would be repaired many times – some more than 10 – until further repairs were no longer viable. Additional labor was also required to keep the facility clean and clear of wood debris, again, to ensure food safety compliance and maximum productivity. “We have wooden pallets that have been in operation for 3+ years as they are stamped. They may have been repaired 10+ times,” says Bleazard.

 

Posted on 2 March 2017 | 3:21 am

Keith G. Cunningham

In memory of Keith Cunningham, posted on the day of his funeral 23rd August 2016.  He was a good friend, a co-director, a logistics industry specialist, and constant conscientious supporter of, and believer in, the future for this lightweight steel pallet.  He was also an Ex CHEP man with 14 years experience, and much more in transport and logistics.  Suddenly gone but not forgotten.

Keith Cunningham

Posted on 23 August 2016 | 1:53 am

The most versatile economical lightweight steel pallet in the world.

Prototypes in Hangar


 

 

 

 

EARLY DAYS.  Further samples were added for proof of concept, and all sizes, all weights, all capacities, riveted or welded, all designed for mass production and to handle application modifications.  IP granted.

Posted on 21 May 2016 | 11:34 pm

‘99.99 percent air’: Boeing releases video of revolutionary lightweight metal

There is no way steel or metal is near the end of development in a very competitive area, though in this market economy is always the key.  Do your searching, check it out.

Posted on 30 January 2016 | 6:02 am

Steel Pallet Systems Int. now offers 100% cover ANTI SLIP steel surface

Through our associate company a 100% anti-slip steel surface is available, all welded, no rivets.

 

Posted on 20 January 2016 | 1:46 am


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