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Lindum’s world-first mobile pallet stability test lab

Lindum’s Mobile Pallet Stability Test Lab is ISO17025 accredited to test to the EUMOS 40509 standard.

What is the lab?

Lindum’s lab is a horizontal deceleration bench. It replicates the forces experienced by a pallet during an emergency braking scenario. This is the most extreme force a pallet is likely to encounter during transit so therefore the lab’s unique approach provides valuable insights into the pallet’s performance in real-world supply chain scenarios.

What does the ISO accreditation mean?

The ISO17025 accreditation holds significance as it sets forth the general requirements for the competence, impartiality, and consistent operation of laboratories. This ensures that the results generated by Lindum’s lab are not only accurate but also fair and repeatable, instilling confidence in the reliability of its testing processes.

How does the test lab help solve pallet instability?

The primary objective of the Mobile Pallet Stability Test Lab is to identify the root causes of pallet instability and subsequently develop and verify effective solutions.

Advanced camera technology captures the deformation of the pallet and shows where the movement is occurring such as between layers or product displacement. Lindum can then develop a packaging format to address the issue and solve the problem of pallet stability.

Why solve pallet stability?

Ensuring pallet stability will not only prevent unnecessary costs and damage during transit, but also reduce the risk of serious injury.

Every year in the UK around 82.5 million pallets arrive at their destination damaged, costing companies millions of pounds. But beyond the loss of damaged goods, there are other significant costs such as:

  • The cost and time to rework any unstable or damaged pallets.
  • The cost of repacking and reshipping and pallets rejected by the customer.
  • Spill and clean-up costs.
  • Retailer fines and repacking charges.

Who have Lindum helped?

One success story involving a global beverage manufacturer showcased an 80% reduction in transport-related product damages, emphasising the lab’s value in creating resilient supply chains.

They experienced a sharp increase in product damages during transit after they made changes to their secondary product packaging to reduce plastic. Lindum were able to work with the manufacturer to develop a solution which solved their stability problem without increasing their plastic usage.

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