SMART pallets outwork, outperform and outlast wood pallets.
SMART pallets are stronger, lighter, more durable, and more easily repaired than traditional pallets or other composites. With periodic maintenance they last hundreds of times longer than wood pallets.
SMART pallets are 16 pounds lighter than wood, and well under the 50-pound lifting limit established by OSHA.* That means healthy workers can repeatedly lift SMART pallets for a period of up to 8 hours without an increased risk of developing lower back pain.
*Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling, 2007, California Department of Industrial Relations.
SMART pallets are far stronger than wood pallets. You don’t have to worry about them breaking under heavy loads. “Deflection” is the engineering term for how much a structure bends under a load. The ISO standard for deflection on a GMA pallet is .69 of an inch.* SMART pallets deflect less than that — even under a load of 5,600 pounds – TWICE the test weight of 2,800 pounds.
*Pallets for Materials Handling, ISO 8611-1:2011.
SMART pallets can take a beating. If a wood pallet is dropped, goes in the freezer with an overweight load, or hits the top deck with a corner shot, it can be irreparably damaged. SMART pallets are built to take whatever abuse comes their way.
Wood pallets can be a worst-case scenario for mold, foreign material and contamination risks. SMART pallets are easy to clean and sanitize, and are designed to not produce splinters, even when they take a direct impact.
Guaranteed for Life
Because SMART pallets are modular, every piece can be replaced. With regular maintenance, they last indefinitely.
Data gathered using a large protein company’s composite pallet testing protocols, at that company’s facilities, and by its personnel.