A pallet of goods has to endure (very extreme) forces when in transit. The consequences of accidents and incidents can be costly and, sometimes, pretty spectacular. But exactly how much rough and tumble should stretch wrap hold up to? That’s where our tilt test comes in.
In New Zealand the vast majority of distribution is by trucks. That means wrapped pallet loads have to withstand the rolling and vertical vibrations that come with this mode of transport. The load also has to hold up to sharp back and forth movements in the case of emergency braking or acceleration.
It’s not just truck movements we have to worry about in New Zealand – even product in storage can also be at risk. After the 2016 earthquake that rocked Wellington, Tuatara Breweries was pleasantly surprised to see very little damage in their Kapiti Coast warehouse. Their recently purchased Spinny S140 had firmly contained the loads, allowing them to withstand a vigorous shakedown. Wineries down the road weren’t as well prepared however and experienced significant breakage from product slipping around on pallets.