Wilmington Machinery introduced the company’s first Pallateer molding machine in 2010 because of an increased demand for plastic pallets. Recently, a European company who had no experience in making plastic pallets was looking to mold plastic pallets in-house which lead them to install their first Wilmington Pallateer to mold plastic pallet designed specifically to meet their needs.
The metric size pallet that Wilmington’s engineers designed has a static capacity of 17,500 lbs, a dynamic capacity of 8,800 lbs, and a racking capacity of 4,000 lbs. The pallet is molded of polypropylene or polyethylene or a blend of the two plus color and other additives.
Due to the success of the initial Pallateer, the customer ordered and installed a second pallet machine. Once again, before shipping the equipment, testing of the machine was performed in Wilmington, NC. Then the entire system was disassembled and reinstalled at the customer’s facility.
The Pallateer molding machine for this customer included variable frequency hydraulics and other state of the art machinery features. The Pallateer uses the structural foam injection method for high strength to weight ratio of the pallet and performs well with 100% recycled material. A Pallateer system comes complete with the molding machine, mold(s), robot, mold chiller, nitrogen generator, resin blending/loading equipment, plus training and full know-how.