Choose the Right Steel Pallet Cage

Nov. 20, 2020

Steel Pallet RackingIf you regularly transport and store fragile, sensitive, or abnormally shaped products, you may need to use pallet cages, also called kettle racks. These cages are free-standing and can also be installed on top of standard wooden pallets to provide surround protection for the contents.

With pallet cages, you can safely move products in the warehouse or during transportation without worrying about damage or spillage. There are a variety of sizes and shapes to choose from, and the size and design can be customized to meet specific needs.

If you are in the pallet cage market for short-term or long-term storage, please keep in mind the following points to ensure that the right stillage is provided for your needs.

What to look for in steel pallet racking?

Sturdy structure

You can find pallet cages made of wood and plastic, but the application of these materials is limited. Steel stillage is sturdy and durable and can provide maximum protection for your valuable cargo. If you are buying a pallet cage instead of renting it, be sure to ask for galvanized steel, as this material will prevent rust and protect your investment.

Stackable design

By choosing wire mesh pallet cages with stackable feet, you can transport and store more products in the same space without the need for shelving units. This saves you money and makes the inventory portable-you can stack pallets where you need them and easily move them when needed.

Although stackability is important, make sure your cages are also compatible with common racking systems, just in case you need to store them this way.

Forklift compatibility

Most designs will include this feature, but it is still worth confirming that the pallet cage you choose is designed for forklifts. Those cages with a consistent four-way entry design will be suitable for use with all standard equipment.

Easy to store

If pallet cages are not used, they need to be stored somewhere. Therefore, you want the cage to be easily folded or disassembled for efficient storage. Look for a design that can collapse with almost no effort. This speeds up the process and improves overall safety.

Built-in security

The wine rack has various tamper-proof security measures built into its design. If you are shipping sensitive products or are worried about theft, look for designs with locks and other countermeasures to ensure the safety of your goods.

There are other considerations, but for most applications, using these guidelines will help you narrow down the best cage for your needs.

Once you find a pallet cage that suits you, you can take a look at our full range of products. We provide steel cages of various styles, sizes and functions. If you are interested in our products, please feel free to contact us.

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