Earthed Plastic Pallet Earthed Plastic Pallet for IBCs used in Hazardous Areas
Schütz Industrial Packaging presented a new earthed plastic pallet designed especially for the use in hazardous areas at the Interpack trade fair. This application was previously reserved chiefly for steel pallets.
Schütz solved the earthing problems connected with plastic products by integrating two earthing plates into the pallet. The plates are built into the two middle blocks of each outer plastic skid. A sufficiently large contact surface ensures a conductive connection from IBC to ground. When the containers are stacked, the earthing plates guarantee a connection from the top IBC to the bottom one, thus ensuring reliable earthing.
These new earthed plastic pallets allows customers to benefit from the advantages of plastic pallets even in hazardous areas, where reliable explosion protection is required. The new plastic pallet is also resistant to the influences of chemicals and other corrosive media and therefore suitable for use in particularly sensitive areas. Furthermore plastic pallets and robust and more durable than steel products. The pallets are suitable for transport via conveyor belt.