Special pallets with customized dimensions
When standard pallets do not get the job done, it is time for special pallets with custom dimensions.
Logimarkt offers plastic and aluminum pallets of the exact size you need, produced from recycled HD-PE, first-injection polyethylene, PVC, double-thermoformed sheets, ESD (conductive or dissipative) or fire-retardant plastic.
These items have specific properties: high durability, remarkable resistance to intensive use (heavy duty), ease of cleaning and recyclable at the end of the service life.
They are the ideal solution for delivering and storing products with atypical dimensions and shapes.
Pallets with special dimensions from extruded PVC profiles
They are made from extruded PVC profiles and can be easily built in any required size.
Pallets are built from several different PVC profiles and fastened with dedicated screws for plastic profiles. The final product is very resistant and stable when stacked.
The surface of the pallets is usually open, but a closed deck is also possible by joining more PVC profiles. Reinforcing profiles can be added at the base as skids/ runners for increased resistance.
When they are no longer useful, they can be dismantled and rebuilt into a new (or different) pallet or item.
In case of damage, the broken profile can be easily replaced, saving the rest of the pallet.
The pallets from extruded PVC profiles can be washed quickly and as often as needed to maintain hygiene.
‘Double thermoforming’ oversized pallets
For parts and pieces with oversized dimensions or heavy loads, pallets can be produced using the ‘double thermoforming’ procedure. They are made from two sheets thermoformed in two different moulds, and then welded to form a pallet.
The procedure combines two techniques: vacuum forming and pressure forming (high pressure). Once both sheets are heated (up to 170-210°C), each one is placed in its mould. The sheets and the moulds are superimposed, and the two heated sheets are pressed to form a single body with closed edges.
The thermoformed design includes multiple contact points between the two pieces to increase resistance, rigidity and stability. Low weight is also a remarkable feature of this pallet type.
If even more resistance is needed, a hardening substrate (e.g., from foam) is placed between the two sheets and fixed during the welding phase. The resulting pallet is light and durable, with outstanding performance.
Double thermoformed pallets have no nails, screws, or staples, reducing the possibility of product damage and injury for operators during handling.
They have a closed deck and may come with legs and no skids or runners. When stored, the pallets are nested in a stack. They can have a safety edge for increased load stability and can be reinforced to enhance sturdiness and load capacity.
They are the most resistant pallets to impact (bumped with the forklift, falling, etc.).
Cut & weld injected pallets with atypical sizes
Cut & weld injected plastic pallets are produced by joining two injected pallets using the unique mirror welding technique. For sturdiness, the new product contains 2 or 3 metallic galvanized reinforcing bars and other mechanical metal fasteners. This only improves the overall resistance as the plastic weld is very resistant.
The mould costs for such a pallet would be irrationally high for such injected oversized pallets.
Compared to metal pallets, they have a significantly lower own weight.
Welding two injected plastic pallets to obtain one with the desired dimensions is a fast and cost-efficient solution.
They have reinforced skids that ensure increased resistance and allow fast lifting using the hand-pallet truck or forklift forks.
The resulting pallets are comparably resistant to impact as the initial pallets from which they were composed. Due to the metallic reinforcement profiles, the dynamic load or racking load is remarkably high.
The resulting product has no burrs in the welded area, is sturdy and prepared to carry the specific loads through many cycles.
The quality of the pallets produced with the mirror welding technique is constant, ensuring consistent durability.
They can also be produced from antistatic materials to prevent electric discharges. May come with anti-slip surfaces.
Aluminum pallets with custom dimensions are a sturdy solution which supports complex configurations.
They are mainly used in the pharma industry, electronics, and air transport but are also suitable for intensive heavy-duty applications (automotive, metalworking sectors or heavy metal parts).
They are fit for sea, train and road freight transport. More resistant than wooden pallets or those with wood components. Aluminum is a safe option in countries where wood packaging is forbidden for health safety reasons, as wood can host microorganisms that can affect local flora.
Metal pallets are mostly used in production environments that handle heavy loads or with processes that require extreme temperatures or high hygiene standards. Cleaning them is quick, easy and economical. They are intended for storage and transport in cleanrooms, warehouses with high racks, assembly lines, warehouses for dangerous substances and freeze storage facilities. They have an increased resistance to deformations and a long service life. Extreme weather does not affect this type of pallet.
They have an excellent weight-to-resistance ratio, do not rust and keep a pleasant aspect over time.
The design can be customized for special applications, e.g., adding stoppers to hold rolls, pipes and other unstable parts.
The design of custom-size pallets is developed to fit their flow use perfectly:
- Optimum number of skids/ runners/ crossbeams (from 2 to 6) or feet (4, 6, 9)
- Perfectly adjusted distance between the base profiles
- Optimum feet height
Picking the right technology and adjusting the details optimizes processes and costs over a designated exploitation period.
Plastic pallets with customized dimensions bring benefits:
- Flexibility: you can choose the dimensions, resistance, and material of the pallet
- Reliability: the pallets can be easily reconditioned as damaged parts can be replaced
- Cleanliness: the pallets can be washed, even with caustic soda or bleach
- Hygiene: the pallets produced from virgin material comply with phytosanitary standards
- Returnability: this solution is meant to reduce logistic costs as the pallets can be reused
- Ergonomics: they are easy to handle and ensure the optimization of working space with organized storage on a specific surface, but also because they can be stacked when they are not in use
Oversized pallets can be made by welding and reinforcing several injected pallets, either whole or cut, to achieve the desired size.
Inside, a complex metal structure strengthens and binds them to increase resistance.
Possibly the most accessible and flexible solution is to produce pallets in any shape or size using plastic profiles screwed together.
Thus, custom shapes for special products and applications can be produced inexpensively.
Pallets with custom sizes and excellent qualities can be produced using two thermoformed and welded plastic sheets.
Oversized plastic pallets are suitable when standard dimensions don’t meet the packaging, storage, or transport needs.