Solving Pallet Size Challenges in Warehousing with KOOI® ReachForks
Many companies work with a 𝘃𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘁 𝘀𝗶𝘇𝗲𝘀, which presents a 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗲𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵 for forklifts. Using 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵𝘀 can lead to pallet and product 𝗱𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗲, and more critically, to 𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 and potential 𝗶𝗻𝗷𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀. Traditional methods like fork markings or improvised pallet-stopping are common, but they fail to optimize the loading and unloading process effectively.
In industries like 𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗮𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗽𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿, 𝗳𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝟯𝗣𝗟’𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗽𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘁 𝘀𝗶𝘇𝗲𝘀 are the norm, the 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗴𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗸 length is real. Forks that are too long can protrude dangerously, risking damage to goods and even worse, causing accidents. This 𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆 not only hampers productivity but also poses a 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝗳𝗲𝘁𝘆 𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗼𝘆𝗲𝗲𝘀. In addition, the 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹 is also highly suitable for 𝗽𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘂𝗽 𝗺𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘀 at the same time so that here too the forklift can be used more efficiently.
Meijer Handling Solutions B.V. offers an innovative solution to this problem. The 𝗵𝘆𝗱𝗿𝗮𝘂𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀 allow for adjustable lengths, 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 with the size of various pallets. The KOOI® 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹 system further enhances this adaptability. It 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗱 “𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗺” and a companion app for recording different pallet sizes. When extended, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗽 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝘁 𝘀𝗶𝘇𝗲 for each specific pallet, ensuring safe, efficient handling without the risk of protruding forks or pallet damage.
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝗳𝗲𝘁𝘆 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘂𝗻𝗹𝗼𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀, 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘁 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗲𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀.