A customer had enough: foldable frames made from wood or metal are dirty and heavy, wood chips or protruding metal can cause injury and the transported goods have to be put into their own protective packaging. Wood and metal were to be replaced by hygienic and safe plastic.
The height of the new pallet frame was to be 800 mm. The specified empty weight was 20 kg. The frame was to carry up to 1,000 kg and stand securely on a wooden Euro pallet without additional fastening. Stacking another pallet on top was to be easily possible. Generous removal flaps did not make the challenge any easier.
We accepted the challenge - and were finally able to present our customer with an industrial container which is only 13 cm high when folded. Our deep-drawn frame weighs only 19.5 kg, has a high load capacity and can be used for hundreds of transport cycles. Our customer's employees were stunned: why did they have to put up with the heavy and dangerous metal frames for years?
Why only replace the metal frame? In combination with the plastic pallet you also ban wear debris from your business as the folding frame does not only fit onto all common wooden pallets with the basic dimensions 1,200 x 800 mm but also onto plastic pallets with the same basic dimensions.