Testing for safety and stability
Stable pallets are essential to maintain the integrity of the products being transported and ensure the safety of the workers handling them.
Pallet stability is also a regulatory requirement, ensuring you fulfil compliance criteria around the security of pallet loads.
Load stability, Safety & Speed
By auditing your pallet loading and wrapping processes, we can advise on how to ensure safety and achieve efficiencies and improvements.
Our comprehensive testing looks at the technical and load stability required for your pallets and how safe the configuration and wrapping process is. We’ll set out a customised programme for your pallet wrapping machine and define the optimal speeds, tensions and materials to consistently deliver safe, stable loads.
We’ll review every step of your packaging and shipping process, looking at how pallets are loaded, wrapped, transported and unloaded. With this understanding of your pallet lifecycle we’ll then make recommendations that limit resource usage and wastage without compromising load stability.
Optimising your pallet wrapping processes
Your pallet wrapping machine is one of your biggest assets in ensuring the safe delivery of goods, by securing loads ready for shipment.
Our testing will inform on the best wrap patterns to protect different sizes and types of goods. We will identify the right types and applications of stretch film and whether protective measures like layer pads or top sheets are required.
Tailoring solutions to ensure load stability
We can design the optimum pallet wrapping programme for your machine, accounting for the exact specification, tension, and stretch film required, to allow your team to pack and wrap loads safely and efficiently.
We can also add machine monitoring, allowing us to monitor the volumes of film used, to identify further efficiencies and maintain correct stock levels. And, where appropriate, we can also supply machines with comprehensive machine maintenance packages included.
What to expect from MorsaPack:
Stable pallets ensure goods being shipped internationally reach their destination in-tact and on time.
Pallets which do not meet compliance requirements can be turned away at international borders, so having them constructed, wrapped and handled properly is essential.
For your pallet stability test, our expert team will first get an understanding of your products and packaging, existing machinery and materials, packing and shipping schedules, and customer needs.
We’ll then review:
Identifying the most efficient build process for your load requirements
Advising on machine settings and materials, such as stretch wrap and stretch film
Setting realistic timelines for ongoing usage and reduced wastage
Using this information we’ll provide the right machine set-up and pallet wrapping programming for your needs.
The MorsaPack difference – end-to-end pallet wrapping solutions
Pallet and load stability are assured with our thorough review process and end-to-end solutions. We’ll ensure your pallets are constructed, wrapped and delivered correctly by:
Optimising pallet configuration
Ensuring pallet acceptance
Understanding the regulatory requirements
To ensure they are packed, stored, loaded and transited safely, pallets are bound by regulatory requirements.
These EU quality standards impact shipments made to and from Europe, meaning goods being exported or imported will go through inspections to review their stability and integrity.
The European Safe Logistics Association (known as EUMOS) is a member-led group working to ensure quality standards are met for the safe transportation of cargo. It shares guidance and best practice on how pallets are handled.
MorsaPack’s commitment – contributing to best practice
As members of EUMOS, we not only contribute to best practice guidance for safe shipments but can also be trusted to work to the highest standards for our customers.
Using the EUMOS testing protocol, we will test your pallet stability and make recommendations where further measures are required to ensure stability. Your pallets will then be certified, confirming they adhere to EUMOS protocol.
Contact MorsaPack to schedule your Pallet Stability Testing
To review, streamline, and reduce wastage in your pallet stability processes, then give our team a call.
0161 793 7793
Frequently asked questions
Testing and optimising the stability of pallets ensures goods remain secure and in place while they are being moved. Stable loads protect the products that are being transported and reduce the risk of workers being injured by dislodged goods. Good pallet stability also ensures adherence to regulatory requirements of EUMOS 40509.
Pallet stability can be improved by the products used to secure goods to pallets, and the processes or techniques used for wrapping. This can include looking at how items are loaded onto pallets, and what films or wraps are used to hold items in place.
EUMOS 40509 is a testing protocol that is designed to be used to test the rigidity and safety of a palletised load during acceleration and deceleration. These are designed to replicate the true forces applied to the load during normal freight conditions.