We often see clients using undersized or oversized pallets in terms of technical specifications (overall dimensions, component thickness) for their existing activity or when they start a new activity and do not know what kind of pallet is needed. An oversized pallet generates extra costs because the client can have the same benefits with a cheaper pallet. An undersized pallet will generate losses (and additional costs) because it will break during packaging (so it will have to be scrapped and will complicate the entire production process) or during transport (damaged goods or goods that must be repackaged), also when pallets do not withstand the load and break, the goods fall from them and can affect goods on adjacent pallets and so on.
Our team has the necessary qualifications and experience for pallet computerised design, as well as the technical parameters required for pallets to withstand the maximum weight, as well as the use (packaging method, transport, storage, number of uses etc.). After design, we issue to the client the technical drawing in PDF or JPG format.
To configure the overall dimensions of a pallet and its components (boards and blocks) and make a technical drawing, as the case may be, the client must provide us with some of the information below:
- Client’s industry
- Client’s merchandise
- Type of storage
- Storage conditions
- If the pallet needs to be heat treated
- If the pallet needs to be dried
- If the pallet will be recovered or not
- Number of uses
- Other special requirements
Many new situations may occur in practice, unforeseen in the design stage, in terms of pallet use. After design and the technical drawing, as the case may be and at the client's request, samples are made for testing and re-testing. Usually, a batch of samples for testing is of 2-3 pcs., while a batch for re-testing is the pallet number required for a lorry full of goods (for a 800x1200 pallet, for example, 34 such pallets would be needed for re-testing). The first tests are made in the client's yard and, if the pallet is compliant, re-testing is performed during a transport from the client to the final beneficiary. Only after testing and re-testing do we recommend ordering larger batches of pallets.