Pallet it is an English term accepted by the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ), which also recognizes its version as pallet . It is called pallet or pallet platform formed with tables which is used for the storage and transfer of goods .
Pallets are structures used to move the load . When a load is on a pallet, it is easy to lift and transport it using hydraulic cranes such as pallet trucks waves forklifts .
It is estimated that the pallets arose within the framework of the Second World War . During the development of this war, the armies began using this resource to facilitate the arrival of the supplies to the troops.
To favor loading and unloading operations, there are different types of pallets that have been standardized and always have the same measures. The call universal pallet , by example , measure 1200 x 1000 mm , Meanwhile he European pallet measure 1200 x 800 mm .
It should be noted that most pallets are made of wood. In fact, it is estimated that at least 90% of the market corresponds to wooden pallets , which are treated with antibacterial products. In any case, there are also metal pallets , the cardboard pallets and the plastic pallets .
The process for the disposition of goods on a pallet is called palletizing or palletized . Thanks to this procedure, the cargo is placed in boxes or other type of packaging and is ready for handling and transport by pallets, which saves weather .