Industrial Equipment and Supplies For A Successful Business

Hi, my name is Trevor Hamblin and I have written this blog about industrial equipment and supplies. It's very important that business owners keep the necessary supplies and equipment on hand to run their operation efficiently. I became interested in industrial equipment and supplies after talking with my neighbor who owns his own business. I never realized how many different supplies were needed to run a business until he explained it to me. After we spoke, I started doing some research on my own and found out a lot more information. Since I believe this is important advice that every business owner should know, I wanted to write a blog about it. I hope that after learning about the industrial equipment and supplies that are needed, you'll also have a better understanding of all that's required.

Proper Palletization


Palletizing individual products or packaged goods that will be shipped from your facility is a standard practice that will ensure that orders remain intact throughout the delivery process. If sloppy palletization strategies are used, products can fall off of a pile or could become wet or damaged while in transit. Use some stacking and stabilization tips to upgrade the manner in which materials are handled.

Slip Sheets And Rows Of Pallets

Slip sheets are constructed of fiberboard, laminated paperboard, or plastic. They possess an anti-slip and waterproof surface, which will protect the bottom of packages that are lined up across a pallet. Because a pallet's design is slightly elevated and a gap is present underneath the boards that comprise a pallet's surface, a slip sheet will provide much-needed support to each heavy load that is being shipped out.

When setting up the area where goods will remain, prior to being picked up by a freight company, contemplate the average number of pieces that are shipped out daily. Create rows that support the number of pallets that will likely be needed each day. If the amount of shipments fluctuates and your shipping department may require the use of more pallets on some days, stack extra pallets along the edge of the preparation area. Place one slip sheet underneath each pallet.

Wrap And Bands

Plastic wrap and metal or fabric bands are stabilization aids that will brace tall stacks. An automatic or manual wrapper will dispense wrap and will prevent the plastic from becoming wrinkled or torn, in between palletization efforts. A wrapper will contain a blade and a guide, which will aid with cutting and evenly dispensing the film. Wrap should be used for all loads that contain many pieces and for pallets that contain heavy items or ones that are fragile.

Metal or fabric bands will press against the sides of packages. Bands are designed to lay flat, which will ensure that packages are supported, but that the pressure will not crush a box or an individual product. If your shipping department hasn't used either of these products before, provide a demonstration on how to properly secure a pallet that is loaded with goods.

Prepare a chart, which depicts the alignment of the pallets and the steps necessary for securing goods. Display the chart in the shipping department. The chart will provide a constant reminder of how each pallet should be loaded and secured.

To learn more about pallets, contact a local industrial equipment supplier.


5 January 2021