There’s a nearly infinite variety of objects that need to be shipped, transported, and stored in warehouses. For many of these, standard wood pallets are adequate, providing enough support, both in transit and in storage.
However, there’s a wide range of products that need extra protection, or that simply don’t fit well on standard pallets. In these situations and others, stackable wire mesh pallet cages are a much better solution.
They’re different from standard pallets, which are simply rough wooden platforms on top of which products are stacked. Wire mesh pallet cages, also known as steel stillages, have four sides and a top, to fully enclose products during shipping and storage.
Like flat pallets, stillages are made to be carried and manipulated with forklifts. Some pallet cages have no bottom and are designed to be mounted on standard wooden pallets, while others are fully enclosed steel mesh cages.
Wire mesh pallet cages allow operators to see what’s contained inside the stillage while still offering maximum support and protection.
They’re the perfect choice for products that are difficult to stack properly on a standard flat pallet, or for those that require total containment due to safety or protection requirements.
During shipping, steel stillages remove the possibility of stacked products tipping over and being damaged. This can be critical for products that also pose a safety risk for workers if the objects were to be badly disturbed during transit. Pallet cages keep products and people safe.
Pallet cages are available in other materials, such as wood and plastic, but neither of these is remotely as durable as steel. Steel cages resist crushing damage and damage from forklift accidents. For sensitive materials that require maximum protection, wire mesh pallet cages are the clear choice.
When products are shipped on flat pallets, they’re vulnerable to theft and tampering. Wire mesh pallet cages offer extra protection. They can include locks and other security features to keep products where they belong.
Flat wooden pallets require large, expensive, and generally permanent racking systems to be installed in order for large numbers to be efficiently stored. This is because flat pallets can’t be stacked on top of each other.
Steel wire mesh pallet cages are made to be stacked one on the next. This allows for efficient use of shipping and storage space without the need for permanent racking. This keeps warehouse space fluid. Steel stillages can be stacked wherever there is room for them, and if placement needs to be reconfigured, it’s as easy as moving the pallet cages to a new location.
There are also many pallet cage styles that include doors and hatches. Designed to opened while stacked, these give ready access to products without requiring unstacking.
There is a wide range of prefab steel stillages to choose from, but they can also be custom-built to conform to specific needs. Bespoke cages can be wider or taller, with customized openings, sized to fit nearly anything that needs shipping or storage.
Cevol Industries has been the market leader in pallet and stillage solutions in Australia for over 40 years. Whether you’re looking to hire or purchase, we have the product line and the experience to meet your needs. Ask us about custom stillages as well. We can manufacture to your exact specifications. - 1800 643 911
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Cevol Industries have been the leaders in materials handling, pallet and stillage hire in Australia for over 40 years