I had the opportunity to visit an industrial laundry recently, and like when I enter a lot of new situations, I am pleasantly surprised by the importance of reusable packaging. In this case, laundry carts, collapsible bulk containers and roll cages were all key ingredients in that operation’s workflow.
The material handling challenges of laundry are unlike many that logistics professionals experience. Laundry is bulky and floppy. It just doesn’t lend itself to a number of solutions we often take for granted. The facility I visited serves a local market with a combination of its own trucks and a few outside carriers, and as such is well positioned to use and retrieve reusable laundry carts and bulk containers from its customers. One reusable packaging provider that serves this niche is Meese Oerbitron Dunne Company.
According to MOD, its new Poly-Trux® 78P bulk laundry cart packs 800-pound payloads in a 56-bushel, low profile, ergonomic design. One person can easily roll this linen truck fully loaded from incoming soiled delivery to sorting, to the automated cart washer and anywhere in the laundry. This is a versatile, multi-tasking bulk truck for everything from soiled laundry collection, sling forming and washer extraction to staging for flatwork ironing and route delivery for clean linens, floor mats, shop rags, uniforms and other laundry tasks.
100% rotomolded polyehthylene plastic:
- Won’t rust like metal laundry carts
- Won’t harbor mold or bacteria like canvas basket trucks
- Won’t tear, puncture or bulge like vinyl basket trucks
The durable plastic bin includes the MOD 100% poly base as standard and is set on a industrial-strength, non-marking Colson casters. Choose custom options included a lockable front cover, fork tubes for safe handling by lift truck, custom colors and molded-in logos, tracking numbers, graphics and RFID tags – plus 17 standard colors.