Pallets are usually used in industrial and commercial areas, where goods have to be moved from place to place in a certain speed. To aid this, the use of a pallet dispenser is usually recommended. Depending on how frequently you use them, introducing such a dispenser to your operations will save you a lot of time and in the long run money as well. This means that investing in them should be seen as less of a liability.
However, when you are in such a position, it is usually necessary to think about the various factors that might damage the pallet dispensers, and then find ways to protect them against this. This way, you can depend on the devices for much longer, and you can also ensure that you don’t spend too much money on maintaining them. One of the common problems you might face is rusting of the metal parts of the pallet dispenser. This could lead to malfunctions and eventual loss of the dispenser, since you may need to get rid of it and buy a new one. If you work in an area where the risk of this is high, some of the things you can do to protect it include:
Buy one made out of a material that will not rust
When you are shopping for the dispenser, you can ask around for one that will not rust. Examples of this include those made out of aluminum or other alloys. If you buy the products from a high quality firm, you could even ask them to provide you with one made out of such a material, and chances are that they will stock them. In some cases, such dispensers will cost slightly more than the ones that are made out of a material that can rust. However, the fact that you will need to spend less on maintenance for it means that you will recoup this cost in a short time. In the long run, it will be cheaper to run this type of pallet rather than one that can rust.
Use the correct fasteners
Sometimes, using the wrong fasteners to put the dispenser in place will lead to rusting that will spread from the fastener site to the other parts of the dispenser. To prevent this, you should always ensure that you use fasteners that are made for that particular type of dispenser. These are usually supplied by the manufacturer. If you have to buy third party ones for any reason, always make sure that they are made of the same material as the dispenser so that there is no chemical reaction between the dispenser and the fastener.
Sort out any paint chipping sooner rather than later
Some types of dispensers will have painting on their bodies. This serves to make them look more appealing, and will also protect them from rusting. If you note any chipping or damage to the paintwork, it would be wise to sort it out as soon as possible rather than waiting for long. This is because any small section of the body that starts rusting will then spread to other areas even if they are covered in the protective coating. This also means that you should reduce the risk of the paint chipping, such as by items hitting it too many times.
Well, having a pallet dispenser that has too much rust can be very frustrating given the difficulty that you might get in using it. With the above tips, you don’t need to worry about this at all. In addition to preventing the device from rusting, it will also reduce the overall running costs of the machine.