REUSABLE PALLET CLEANING AND LOGISTICS

RM2 has the reusable pallet manufacturing, cleaning, and logistics capabilities to service high volume customers in the world’s most demanding supply chains.

MANUFACTURING
CLEANING
LOGISTICS

REUSABLE PALLET MANUFACTURING

The RM2 BLOCKPal is a precision engineered reusable pallet made with sophisticated materials in a high-tech manufacturing environment. Beginning in 2016, manufacturing has been outsourced to world-class partners with state-of-the-art facilities.

Precision Engineering

The pallet is engineered for strength and durability, with the similar technology, composites and high performance adhesives used to keep fighter jets and airliners safe at 40,000 feet.

Production Capacity

RM2's manufacturing partners have the capacity to produce nearly 1 million BLOCKPal pallets per year to service our growing demand.

State-of-the-art-Processes

The BLOCKPal manufacturing process can be broken down into three distinct processes: pultrusion, fabrication and assembly.

The pultrusion method of manufacturing is a highly flexible and relatively inexpensive method of composite product manufacturing. RM2 uses a polyurethane resin over other alternatives primarily to achieve superior product performance (principally strength and impact resistance) and a longer productive pallet life cycle. The chosen resin enables a higher loading of glass fiber reinforcement, which further strengthens the pultruded profile.
The fabrication process involves precise machine cutting and profiling of the pultruded length of composite material to tolerances within .009″. These tolerances are critical to the automated robot assembly processes and maintain the exceptional handling characteristics of the pallet during its lifetime. The composite materials used in the construction of an RM2 pallet create a challenging environment with respect to cutting and shaping of the pallet components. RM2 utilises state of the art waterjet processes and custom designed machining centers to overcome these challenges.
The RM2 BLOCKPal™ is assembled by multiple robot stations on automated production lines, each of these custom-designed lines can produce approximately 800,000 pallets per year. The precision automated process ensures consistency of build while maintaining very high quality and tolerance thresholds. The effective use of bonding adhesives in precise quantities, pressures, and timing are essential in ensuring the life cycle durability of the RM2 pallet. RM2 has designed and perfected the assembly operations to enable an enviable level of consistency and exceptional manufacturing processes.

PALLET CLEANING

RM2 utilizes three strategically-located pallet cleaning facilities in the US to service its hygiene-sensitive customer needs, each with the capacity to wash over 1 million RM2 pallets each year.

Automated Pallet Cleaning Process Ensures Consistency

BLOCKPal pallets are washed in standardized machines in an automated two-step process which ensures consistent cleaning and drying of the pallets.

Strict Food Safety Protocols

RM2 pallets are washed in 140° F water with high-pressure jets located at the top, middle, and bottom of each pallet, using environmentally-friendly, non-toxic Simple Green detergent. After cleaning, the pallets are rinsed in clean water using additional high pressure jets to remove any detergent residue, then dried with mechanical blowers prior to exiting the machine.

ATP Swabbing Confirms Hygiene

After the wash process is complete, pallets are swabbed to confirm ATP readings of 50 or below.

LOGISTICS AND SERVICE NETWORK

RM2 utilizes a nationwide network of over 30 strategically-located logistics depots and three wash facilities in to minimize the transportation miles needed to service our customers.

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