Warehouses often use wooden pallets to store and move goods, however, this can present a problem when dealing with heavy materials. Wooden pallets are often unsuitable for heavy weight loads and may present a safety risk when being stacked or tightly packed with items as a result. Stillage systems are the obvious solution.
At Containit, we supply warehouses with top quality stillages to get the job done with optimum safely and ease. However, if you would like to know more about this popular product, then keep on reading.
What are stillages?
On first glance, stillages may look similar to pallet racking, except that they are their own stand alone steel cage structure manufactured from strength steel and engineered to Australian standards.
Stillages can look like large scale cages or trolleys composed of intersecting steel bars across the base, and steel posts around the outside to keep your items secure. Anti-tipping bars can also be added if required and are included as standard on some models.
Like wooden pallets, stillages are used to organise, contain and separate products. In warehouse terms, they make up part of your filing and transport system for heavy materials.
However, stillages come with many more benefits than your ordinary wooden pallet.
Stillages help you organise your warehouse products and save space. They are also designed to come apart for easy storage in your warehouse racking system. Furthermore, there is less waste when it comes to stillages – you won’t have to deal with broken wooden pallets.
Stillages are designed and engineered to withstand high weight loads, frequent use and extreme temperatures. What this means in practice is a safe storage and transport system that isn’t likely to splinter and break like wood. This means a safer workplace all around.
Simple to stack
Stillages are easy to stack with a forklift and provide an alternative to racking systems if required. In contrast to wooden pallets, stillages are also much more secure and not inclined to collapse.
Provided you buy high quality stillages, you are guaranteed a durable, high strength product that can handle almost many storage applications and, because of their high strength and durability, they’re a great cost saver, too!
As mentioned, stillages are easy to use with forklifts and can be customised to suit your specific needs, providing your workplace with a highly functional storage and transport container in one.
The Best Stillages in Australia
Containit Solutions is proud to be the leading supplier of industrial stillage, pallet and racking systems in Australia. To order one of our heavy-duty products today, simply request a quote online or call 1300 603 110 to receive detailed product information.