Orbis Corp. introduced the only 40” x 48” top cap and pallet system available in the packaged goods and food processing industries, company officials say.The new StakCap will secure 40” x 48” pallet loads for easier and more efficient material handling while enhancing the safety and maneuverability of double stacked pallets.
Without a top cap, container loads are more likely to shift when moved, which causes an unequal balance in weight. This makes it difficult and inefficient to transport materials due to the increased chance of collapsed loads. The 40” x 48” StakCap covers pallet loads so they maintain uniform weight distribution when stored or transported. Its low-profile design allows for a high nesting ratio, creating more floor space on plant, storage and trailer floors, company officials say.
"Our 40” x 48” StakCap allows a new set of pallets and new tote combinations to take advantage of the benefits of a top cap,” saysRyan Roessler, product manager for Orbis. “The reusable StakCap will continuously add safety and supply chain efficiency over its long service life.”
The new StakCap is compatible with the Orbis 40” x 48” StackRand Heavy-Duty Structo-Cell(HDSC) Pallets. The top cap is designed to create more secure loads by interlocking with the legs of the StackR or HDSC pallets. Strapping with molded-in channels provides extra banding to the entire length and width of the loads for even greater security.
The 40” x 48” StakCap is a single sheet thermoformed (HMWPE) top cap, and its size allows it to be used with Orbis 24” x 20” and 24” x 16” totes. At the end of its service life, it can be recovered, recycled and reprocessed into other useful product. The plastic reusable packaging reduces total cost of ownership and improves product flow along the supply chain.