ORBIS Stack’R family of plastic pallets is now available in three versions, heavy duty model edge racks to 3,000 lbs.
ORBIS Corporation has expanded its current Stack’R pallet line to offer an array of options for supply chains in various industries and applications. The new range includes non-rackable, stacking pallet, and fully edge-rackable pallet that racks up to 3,000 lbs.
The three Stack’R family members offer benefits to meet a variety of application requirements:
- The 40 x 48 Stack’R LD pallet was designed specifically for stacking applications, and is ideal for stacking up to 30,000 static pounds.
- The 40 x 48 Stack’R MD pallet was created for edge racking applications. Manufactured of high-density FDA approved HDPE, it will rack up to 2,200 pounds.
- The 40 x 48 Stack’R HD pallet was designed for racking, as well. It is manufactured of FDA approved polypropylene and will rack up to 3,000 pounds.
“Our entire Stack’R family is designed to be used in a variety of applications due to its versatile design and unique properties,” says Curt Most, Senior Product Manager. “The ability to enhance our original Stack’R pallet and expand the options we can offer our growing customer base, allows us to address their needs to store, ship and handle products throughout multiple supply chains—whether that’s food, consumer goods, agricultural, or pharmaceutical.”
The entire Stack’R family is 100% recyclable, in line with ORBIS Corporation’s mission of offering the best products for sustainability in packaging and logistics. In addition, the Stack’R line has been manufactured to stand up to a variety of temperatures and the harsh environments materials may meet when passing through the logistics chain and a wide variety of applications.
ORBIS stresses the reusability of the Stack’R family, which provides an economic and environmentally conscious alternative to single-use pallets as well as a highly cleanable option for use in all types of food processing plants.
The Stack’R pallet family’s smooth, non-porous design does not absorb moisture or odor and protects products from damage that occurs when using wooden pallets, such as nails, rust or splinters. The all-plastic construction ensures dimensional consistency and repeatable performance in automated systems or high-rise racking. All three pallets are available with an open or solid deck. The open, flow-through design creates a hygienic solution for food/agricultural applications, while the solid deck creates an alternative hygienic solution for customers who do not have access to pallet washers.
Additional features and benefits of the Stack’R pallet family include:
- Long service life, with lower cost per-trip than alternative pallets
- Open or closed deck design
- Versatile handling, with 4-way hand and fork truck entry
- Easily cleanable in any application
- Availability in FDA approved material
- Lighter weight for better ergonomics
- Hand holes for easy lifting
- Higher truckload quantity (510 pcs)
ORBIS Corporation Expands in Mexico
ORBIS Corporation has begun construction on a manufacturing plant in Silao, located in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Official construction begins today, with plans to complete the facility by the end of the year. Silao is 390 km or 250 miles northwest of Mexico City.
This expansion in Mexico enables ORBIS to be more responsive with customers in this geographic area, with local manufacturing, expertise, resources and capabilities, while improving its service reach throughout Latin America.
According to Bill Ash, president, ORBIS Corporation, “We are very pleased to make this investment in the future of ORBIS Corporation in Mexico. This will allow us to better provide our customers in this region with dedicated, local support. This move into Mexico will strengthen ORBIS’ value to customers, with local manufacturing capabilities and support to meet their specific needs.”
ORBIS has approximately 40 sales, service and manufacturing locations in North American, Europe and Asia and 1,600 employees worldwide. ORBIS is North America’s leader in reusable packaging and is a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation, which was founded in 1849.