The pallet mover is and will remain an important asset in the world trade area, helping to move goods and assets across warehouses as well as ports and other industrial facilities. But just how much of an impact has the pallet mover had and what are its alternatives within this sector?
The Importance Of World Trade
The importance of world trade cannot be overlooked as it enables countries to export and import goods which helps to grow economies as well as allow the transport of goods from one country to another which could make a significant difference e.g medicine supplies.
World trade has been around for centuries and in the past has been done primarily by ships travelling between ports. The situation is very much similar today. However ships are significantly larger and more advanced allowing for far more cargo to be transported overall.
As well as new technology for ships there has also been many advancements in the equipment available for organisations at ports and airports in order to move goods in preparation for transport. One of the most iconic pieces of equipment that can be recognised is the pallet mover a.k.a the pallet jack.
The Pallet Mover
The pallet mover is a piece of equipment which can commonly be found within industrial environments and is used for a variety of different purposes. The primary function was of course to move heavy goods across relatively short distances and since its creation this equipment has excelled in performing that role.
One of the reasons for the mover’s success has been its overall design and simplicity has been its design. The overall design of this piece of equipment has remained relatively unchanged since its creation which is part of the reason as to why it is so popular overall.
What Are The Benefits Of The Pallet Mover?
There are a wide variety of benefits to the pallet mover. Here are just some of them-
- Low cost and affordable
- Requires little to no training to operate
- Can move heavy goods quickly over small distance
- Very labour efficient thanks to overall weight capacity
- Can Be moved easily thanks to lightweight construction and design
What Are The Alternatives To The Pallet Mover?
As well as the pallet jack there are a number of other forms of equipment that are commonly and effectively used within port and logistics environments in order to move goods. One of the most popular and iconic forms of equipment which is used to fulfil a similar role is the forklift truck. The forklift truck is used in over 100 countries across the world and is one of the worlds most popular forms of logistics equipment.
The forklift truck is a more robust working platform which can move significantly higher weights at greater speed things to being powered by a motor and driven rather than manually pulled. However despite its impressive traits it is significantly more expensive than the pallet mover and so therefore may not always be a viable option.