Orbis Corporation, an international manufacturer of reusable packaging and supply chain optimisation expert, launched the Pally at the 2016 MODEX show. The Pally, part pallet and part dolly, transforms traditional material handling methods by seamlessly converting from mobile to static.
The Pally combines the mobility of a dolly with the functionality of a static pallet to enable new and enhanced material handling capabilities. This unique performance results in greater end-to-end supply chain versatility for increased efficiency.
“The Pally is designed to be used at every point of the supply chain,” said Mike Ludka, Senior Product Manager, Orbis Corporation. “It allows users to easily move goods from the truck to the retail aisle without unnecessary and costly product touches. This next-generation design makes the Pally easy to use and store.”
Unprecedented versatility in a user-friendly design
The Pally offers the mobility of a dolly with the functionality of a static pallet, all in one. When mobile, the Pally quickly converts to static mode with a press of the pedal. When static, the rubber braking stabilisers ensure the Pally withstands lateral force, allowing it to be safely stored, displayed or transported. Its patented cam mechanism is designed for many activations.
The Pally comes with fully field-repairable components, such as wheel covers, pop-up locators and casters, extending product life to further reduce trip costs. The corner grips and pop-up locators keep tote loads in place and improve trailer and storage organisation and density. The optional locking handle allows the Pally to be pushed or pulled, and the contoured deck handles and lightweight structure enable ergonomic handling.
For easy warehouse integration, the Pally is designed to interface with standard material handling equipment, including four-way fork truck and two-way hand truck access.
Greater efficiency across multiple applications
The Pally is designed for a long service life in a variety of rugged distribution environments. For small-format retailers, the Pally supports frequent product deliveries and easily maneuvers in tight spaces, such as narrow doorways and aisles.
For the delivery and merchandising of high-velocity goods, the Pally eliminates extra platforms and labour for faster unloading at retail. Material can be rolled off the truck directly to the backroom or placed in the aisle without down stacking.
The Pally also is ideal for omni-channel applications, a growing trend in retail stores and distribution centres. The Pally assists in picking and fulfilling material and enables staging of e-commerce products designated for store pickup.