Pallet Slip Sheets
Slips sheet is cheaper, lighter and 100% recyclable. This will definitely help you to safe cost and reduce the number of spoilt pallets
Ever find Pallets expensive, unhygienic or oftentimes needed to be repaired or treated making it very difficult to keep, handle and maintain? Say goodbye to Pallet and introducing to you an alternative is the Slip Sheet! Just like Pallets, Slip Sheets are used in materials handling for utilizing space. However, in comparison to Pallets, Slip Sheets, on the other hand, are far cheaper, lighter, hygienic, wood free and 100% recyclable.
So what exactly are Slip Sheets?
Slip Sheets are thin sheets used to load or unload goods that are made of paper or corrugated materials which comes in various specifications to meet the different needs. Similar to Pallets, Slip Sheets are placed under a load and with the help of the forklift’s fork, it is being pushed or pulled by a special attachment such as the “Push-Pull” which can be easily attached to any forklift truck.
How does it work?
The Push-Pull grips and clamps onto the Slip Sheet tightly by the channelling and by pulling the load with the Slip Sheet under them onto stable forks, it moves it all to a container. This allows the Pallets to remain at the warehouse, allowing you to be able to reuse them without having to transport them back or fear misplacing it in the process of transportation. Of course, other attachments such as the Rollerforks and Modern Conveyor Systems can be used in place of the Push-Pull as well!
When was Slip Sheets invented?
Tracing back to the mid-1940s, Slip Sheets was firstly used for canned fruits. Afraid that pallets would take up too much storage space as it had a much significant depth, people opted for Slip Sheets to reduce storage cost. As time progresses, the use of Slip Sheets became more common as people realised that not only was Pallets difficult to maintain and unsanitary, the cost of Pallets was building up which made them took the switch.
Moving forward to 1991, people discovered the many practical uses of Slip Sheets through the act by a computer company, Micropolis. Micropolis revolutionized Slip Sheets by using the application in airfreight which inspired many others to do the same. Today, Slip Sheets can be seen being used in several different industries and applications from semis, air, sea to storage!
Advantages of Slip Sheets
In comparison with Pallets, Slip Sheets offer a significant number of advantages which Pallets don’t,
- Purchasing cost. Purchasing Slip Sheets cost significantly lesser and unlike pallets, Slip Sheets are cheap enough to be disposed of after each use and most importantly, it doesn’t need to be tracked or repaired. This eliminates the need to track your wooden pallets and argue with customers over disappearing pallets or even paying to return and repair used pallets which leads to the build-up of more cost and spending.
- Maximises warehouse space. Due to the slim nature of Slip Sheets, Slip Sheets takes up a significantly lesser storage space than pallets. This helps to maximize the use of vertical space, allowing more loads to be placed and stacked.
- Transportation cost. With its light-weighted design, Slip Sheets are able to reduce storage space, allowing more goods to be loaded which in turn helps to greatly reduces transportation costs.
- Hygiene. Slip Sheets help to keep warehouse cleaner by eliminating rodent and insect infestation. As pallets often prove home to such pest due to the nature of its depth, Slip Sheets, on the other hand, are depth free which reduces the likelihood of pest infestation. Furthermore, since Slip Sheets can be discarded after each use, it eliminates cross-contamination from other warehouses or from other previous users.
- Environmentally friendly. Slip Sheets are 100% reusable and recyclable which makes it a better alternative compared to wooden pallets that often end up in landfills when being disposed of.
Things to take note when converting to Slip Sheets
Before converting to Slip Sheets, there are a few points which you should take note to ensure a smooth loading and transportation of goods!
- Know the proper unit load for the product. Taking, for example, the specifications of your product before you can determine the suitable Slip Sheet
- The suitable Slip Sheet. The suitable Slip Sheet is based on the unit load, finding the ideal Slip Sheet would allow you to safely load, unload and transport your goods.
- Have the proper equipment available and ensure adequate training are in place.
- Fully understand the functions of Slip Sheet and how it must match the material handling equipment used.
- Lastly would be to understand your receiver’s unloading and storage facilities, whether if they have equipment tool and storage place that are applicable for Slip Sheets.
- Reduces the cost of materials, freight, labour, repair, storage and disposal
- Environmentally-friendly, wood-free, hygienic and 100% recyclable
- Compatible with standard forklifts outfitted with Push-Pull attachments, rollerforks and modern conveyor systems
- Ideal for both domestic and international shippers
Applications: Place slip sheet on the floor and place goods on top of it. An alternative to pallets.