There are a lot of people who know of the existence of pallets. For many years, they have been used within the logistics industry to transport certain goods and materials all over the world, but there is actually more to these pallets that meets the eye. Based on what is commonly known, the main function of wooden pallets is to be used as material that can be formed to create storage room and easy transport for any and all orders within a business. Amazingly though, due to the hidden potentials and possibilities that have been discovered within wooden pallets, businesses have been able to utilize them in ways that we might not know unless we looked closer. To examine one pallet, the surface of it is called the deck, then the body of it is made of deckboards, and the distance between each deckboard is called deck spacing. This might not be that interesting upon hearing it for the first time, but what’s important to remember is that if there isn’t enough spacing in between each deckboard or if the deck is weak, this wooden material won’t be able to function as decent storage material that businesses have come to rely on. Another word used by wooden pallet users, the “bearer”, is the piece of wood that “bears” the burden of supporting the deck and making it easy for storage units to be moved via fork lifts. According to what kind of pallet the industry business needs, they will select one based on how long and thick it is.
On top of the quality of the pallets, there’s also the way in which they are structured within storage units that’s unique, such as wider spacing in between pallets for lighter loads and no space for those faced with heavier burdens. Money is another important figure to think about because a business must keep track of how much money they are using for the construction and usage of these storage units while also assessing if they can hold their goods in a safe and quality manner. In order for cargo to be shipped in the best way possible, pallets that are made out of thicker material should be used for larger loads while pallets that are made out of thinner material can be used for lighter ones. To save money and lumber, the pallet industry will search for the right material that will fulfill the jobs put in front of them. In an effort to solve this pallet conundrum, there is a system that’s been created to help save money and time.
This system works out the math and figures out the size and type of pallet needed to be used with a certain load and will offer opportunities to choose between the different variants of wood in accordance to certain design plans the industry might want to work with. This system will even show what it will look like in 2D and 3D so that they will be able to see how it will look after it’s been manufactured. In the past, the only way to get stronger storage units was to use more and more stronger pallets, but now we can use a system that can help us save money and wood by giving us a way to work with what we have.