Safe and Stable
TELLAP’s stable pallet-free design safe for both product and worker.
Instability, a problem for bulk bags on pallets, can cause product damage and compromise worker safety. Stable bags provide greater safety. TELLAP's design integrates two sleeves into the base. Working like out-riggers on a canoe the sleeves keep the bag balanced and stable, potentially increasing the safe stacking height while reducing chances of damage or accident.
Lifting bag straps
Often bulk bags are stacked without pallets. To move a bag the top straps must be lifted for forklifts tines. When a person climbs a bag stack or crawls into the confines of a dark container to lift the straps they are risking injury.
TELLAP's integrated sleeves are always ready to accept forklift tines. A single forklift operator can safely and quickly access the sleeves, raise and move the bag without the need for a worker to lift bag straps.
The photo on the right shows a worker lifting straps in a container. A slip or lapse in concentration can mean downtime and injury.
Unstable bulk bags are an industry issue. Bags falling from containers as the doors are opened or from stacks in a warehouse can be extremely dangerous. Often the problem begins with damage from wood pallets resulting in product leakage; slumping, long unloading times, injury and expensive clean-up. To overcome bag stability issues it’s becoming more common for companies to stack bulk bags one high or purchase expensive racking.
Stability was seen as fundamental to TELLAP becoming an competitive alternative to a bag and pallet. The design integrating the sleeves into the base of the bag provides extra balance and stability. While the sleeves balance the bag the space between them is filled with product. When bags are stacked product sits on product, there is no flex just support as TELLAP bags are balanced by the sleeves.
Deliveries of bulky pallets tie up forklifts and use valuable storage area. One average truck load carries only 540 pallets, the same truck transports 1620 pair of TELLAP sleeves. That is it takes three truck to deliver the pallet equivalent of one truck of sleeves. The reduces delivery costs, forklift movements, unloading time and storage requirements.
Reducing forklift movements makes a workplace safer. Less traffic means less chance of damage, accident or injury.
By using the space between the sleeves to carry product bag requirements and forklift movements are reduced by up to 10%.
Maintaining a clear view is essential when operating machinery including forklifts. Half of accidents reporting workers injured by forklifts cite the line of site being blocked.
TELLAP has a clear line of site. Bags are raised from the base and carried low to the ground, there is no visual obstruction.
Workplace Safety – OHS
Materials handling accounts for one in four workplace accidents, many of these result from pallets handling.
Damage: wood splinters and protruding nails can cause damage and injury.
Stacking height: bags on pallets can be unstable.
Trip points: tripping over a pallet is a common occurrence.
Weight: pallets weighing up to 30kg can cause back injuries and muscle strain when manually moved.
Removing pallets from a workplace reduces accidents, injury, product contamination and associated costs.
TELLAP sleeves weighing only 2.3kg per pair reduce issues associated with manual handling of heavy pallets.
The maximum stress point for bulk bags is the top straps. Failure often occurs when a moving forklift hits a bump causing the bag to bounce. The strap is suddenly under immense dynamic pressure and gives way causing bag and product spillage, and occasionally injury. TELLAP only uses the top straps when filling or discharging.