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aluminum air cargo pallets

If your company sends parcels via airplane often, then you know how important aluminum air cargo pallets are to your shipments. Airlines charge companies by the pound, so it is imperative to minimize your shipping costs as much as possible. There is an effective light weight aluminum air cargo pallet available on the market and it is in high demand. This pallet resembles a wood pallet but comes with a number of added benefits wood and steel pallets cannot offer. They are sometimes referred to as “eco-pallets” due to the recyclable materials they are composed of and their high scrap value. Weighing in at roughly 10 pounds, these pallets are extra light to ensure lower freight costs and carbon dioxide emissions. Durable enough to withstand heavy forklift use, they can be easily handled by one person and provide zero risk of injury from nails or broken wood.

These uniquely engineered aluminum air cargo pallets never need fumigation because there are few (if any) niche harbors for critters and bacteria to live in. They are also temperature resistant and fireproof, which helps companies reduce their insurance rates. Due to their high tolerance to extreme temperatures, they are ideal for the food industry where items need to be kept in refrigerated storage for long periods of time. Virtually unbreakable, these aluminum air cargo pallets are non-corrosive and always look brand new. Instead of brittle rivets, clamps, or fasteners, the eco-pallet has robotic welds to ensure a quality, long-lasting product.

aluminum air cargo palletsThe eco-pallet is completely customizable – you can even design your own! Typically, there are four types of these pallets: one-way, reusable, clean factory, and box pallets. They are also available in nestable and rackable styles with 2- or 4-way forklift access. The non-magnetic aluminum causes for a defectless electronic product that is perfect for electronic product manufacturing.

Would you like to lower your company’s carbon footprint? Buy one of these aluminum air cargo pallets! As explained above, they improve your business supply chain and operations, are elegantly designed, and are a low-cost alternative. Why not save time, money, and labor on these great pallets?

Satco’s Aluminum Air Cargo Pallets

aluminum air cargo palletsSatco, Inc. first introduced the all-metal pallet to the industry in 1968. Since that day more than 40 years ago, they have been the only ULD manufacturer – main and lower deck cargo containers, pallets, nets, and straps – under one roof. The company is partnered with Alcoa, the world’s leading producer of aluminum, and features environmentally friendly aluminum alloy materials in all its containers and air cargo pallets. Satco is one of the suppliers TOTALPACK utilizes for delivering quality aluminum air cargo pallets. These pallets are ideal for shipping large packages and bundles long distances. The aluminum air cargo pallets TOTALPACK carries are fairly large in size to accommodate your largest cargo load. They range from 5ft x over 10ft to 8ft x 20ft, so they provide plenty of functional space. The cost of purchasing a brand new aluminum air cargo pallet can be expensive, so TOTALPACK keeps this in mind – we offer used pallets for about half the price. They are still in great condition, fully functional, and are an excellent option if you are looking to cut costs.

Two aluminum air cargo pallets we sell from Satco are 8ft x 16ft and 8ft x 20ft. Definite advantages of these two pallets are as follows:

Aluminum Alloy: Satco manufacturers cargo pallets with 7075-T6 aluminum alloy (78,000 psi) that is 38% stronger than the 7021 aluminum alloy (56,565 psi) commonly used by European manufacturers.

Sheet Thickness: The thickness of the top and bottom is 0.16 inches (4.06mm). This is the standard single sheet pallet sheet thickness. When used with stringers in between top and bottom sheets, it makes an extremely rigid and strong platform on the top and durable rolling service on the bottom.

Reparability: Because the pallets are mechanically fastened and no adhesives or filters are used, the Satco pallet is easier to repair using standard metal techniques. Other big heavy-duty pallets on the market are not easy to repair due to their size and weight. Holes to the top or bottom sheets can be cut out using a hand router and damaged stringers can be repaired or replaced. Edge rails can be replaced without interference with the center structure of the pallet by removing pull rivets at the top and bottom sides of edge rails.

aluminum air cargo palletsDurability: Past tests have proven that Satco’s pallets can withstand up to 50,000 pounds of weight at its center. Although the pallet deflected slightly, the pallet passed the test with no damage.

Long Established Usage History: Virtually all the major cargo carriers have used these aluminum air cargo pallets worldwide. Of course there are pallets available that are less expensive and lighter, but there is no pallet commercially available that has a lower overall cost of ownership when you factor in its life expectancy and low repair burden.

For quality you can trust, commit to one of our Satco aluminum air cargo pallets. You cannot go wrong with the features these pallets offer and the great life expectancy they provide. Check them out here!