One promoted advantage of plastic pallets over wooden pallets is that they have stated loading capacities, making them safer in many operations. Now comes a plastic pallet that adds another advantage, says one maker of plastic pallets: built-in scales that can help material handling operations put an end to overloaded pallets.

The pallet offers a built-in scale, helping eliminate overloaded pallets.The pallet offers a built-in scale, helping eliminate overloaded pallets.The pallet from Goplasticpallets.com is made with plastic and incorporates a scale built into the top deck. The pallet features two digital weight displays on opposite sides of the pallet, giving users an opportunity to see if the pallet is carrying too heavy a load. As an additional aid to operators, an alarm and warning light are triggered when too much weight is loaded onto the deck.

Goplasticpallets says the pallets, made with APB 1210 plastic, have passed certification tests to meet current health and safety standards. The company says the pallet can hold a static load of 6,000 kg, and a dynamic load of 3,000 kg.

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