Orbis has introduced the BulkTote, which is the first of its size to offer fork truck entry on all sides for easier handling and versatile line-side part delivery. Traditionally, the internal capacity of handheld and collapsible bulk containers had a tendency to be underutilized when holding heavy, dense parts due to high weight loads or slower turning SKUs. Smaller hand-held totes and wire baskets wouldn’t always have the weight capacity to hold heavier loads of metal stamped parts. These totes would also need to be palletized, moved with a forklift and would be difficult to manage. Meanwhile, heavy/dense parts like metal stampings and gears would underutilize the heavy-duty larger bulk containers, so significant vertical space was being unused.
Designed to hold up to 500 lbs, the BulkTote replaces wire baskets, steel tubs or wood/corrugated packaging with a fully reusable handling solution, and was built for long-lasting durability in heavy-duty applications. The unique fork opening at the top of the container offers the ability to safely present the short side to the assembly line. With the 16” side facing the line, more containers can be fit on the line, resulting in efficient utilization of space and a safer environment for workers.
Weighing just less than 30 pounds when empty, the BulkTote is also easy to handle manually. Its stacking ridge allows for secure nesting when stacking and unlike wire baskets, the BulkTote’s all-plastic, smooth interior design will not rust or damage parts and is cleanable.
The BulkTote is structural foam molded in high-density polyethylene (HDPE) for a long service life, and can be fully recycled at the end of its life.