ORBIS Corporation has launched the Pally at the 2016 MODEX show. The Pally, part pallet and part dolly, transforms traditional material handling methods by seamlessly converting from mobile to static, say company officials.
The Pally combines the mobility of a dolly with the functionality of a static pallet to enable new and enhanced material handling capabilities. This unique performance results in greater end-to-end supply chain versatility for increased efficiency, officials add.
“The Pally is designed to be used at every point of the supply chain,” says Mike Ludka, senior product manager at ORBIS Corporation. “It allows users to easily move goods from the truck to the retail aisle without unnecessary and costly product touches. This next-generation design makes the Pally easy to use and store.”
When mobile, the Pally quickly converts to static mode with a press of the pedal. When static, the rubber braking stabilizers ensure the Pally withstands lateral force, allowing it to be safely stored, displayed or transported. Its patented cam mechanism is designed for many activations.
The Pally converts from mobile to static with a press of the pedal.
The Pally comes with fully field-repairable components, such as wheel covers, pop-up locators and casters. The corner grips and pop-up locators keep tote loads in place and improve trailer and storage organization and density. The optional locking handle allows the Pally to be pushed or pulled, and the contoured deck handles and lightweight structure enable ergonomic handling.
For easy warehouse integration, the Pally is designed to interface with standard material handling equipment, including 4-way fork truck and 2-way hand truck access.
The Pally is designed for a long service life in a variety of rugged distribution environments, say officials. For small-format retailers, the Pally supports frequent product deliveries and easily maneuvers in tight spaces, such as narrow doorways and aisles.
For the delivery and merchandising of high-velocity goods, the Pally eliminates extra platforms and labor for faster unloading at retail. Material can be rolled off the truck directly to the backroom or placed in the aisle without down stacking.
The Pally also is ideal for omni-channel applications, a growing trend in retail stores and distribution centers. The Pally assists in picking and fulfilling material and enables staging of e-commerce products designated for store pickup.
The Pally is available in two footprints: 31.5-inch by 23.6-inch (800mm x 600mm) and 39.4-inch by 23.6-inch (1000mm x 600mm).
In addition, the Pally is fully compatible with the following container sizes from ORBIS: 24-inch by 16-inch (600mm x 400mm) and 21-inch by 15-inch (530mm x 380mm).
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