• Block Pallet – a type of pallet with blocks between the pallet decks or beneath the top deck

  • Butted deckboard - inner deckboard placed tightly against an adjacent lead deckboard during pallet assembly
  • Bottom deck - Assembly of deckboards comprising the lower, load bearing surface of the pallet
  • Chamfered deckboard - Deckboards with edges of one or two faces beveled, either along the full or specified length of board or between the stringers of blocks, allowing easier entry of pallet jack wheels.
  • Deckboard – a single element or component of a pallet deck, oriented perpendicular to the stringer or stringerboard
  • Deckboard spacing – the distance between adjacent deckboards
  • Double-wing pallet – a pallet with top and bottom deckboards or decks extending beyond the edges of the stringers or stringerboards
  • Euro Pallet - Uses nine blocks for supports rather than runners, giving it greater ease for forklift entry on all sides; typically used for European exports
  • Fastener – a device for connecting pallet components such as nails, staples. Screws, bolts, lag bolts, adhesives, and welds
  • Flush pallet – a pallet with deckboards flush with the stringers, stringerboards or blocks along the ends and sides of the pallet
  • Fork entry – the opening between decks, beneath the top deck and ground to admit the forks of a lifting device
  • Four-way pallet – a pallet with openings on all 4 sides
  • Grocery pallet – a generic reference to the pallets used in grocery manufacturing, distribution, and retailing; historically, meant a “GMA” pallet
  • Hardwood – a wood from a broad – leaved tree species (not necessarily hard in texture/dense) – Examples – oak, maple, hickory, beech, cherry
  • Multiple-use pallet – a pallet designed for the repeated uses for more than one-unit load with an average minimum life – to – first repair of ten trips or more
  • Notched stringer – a stringer with two or more notches spaced for fork-time entry
  • Opening height – the vertical dimension measured between decks
  • Pallet – a portable, horizontal, rigid, composite platform used as a base for assembling, storing, stacking, handling, and transporting goods
  • Pallet Design System (PDS) – a reliability-based computer – assisted design CAD program for wood pallets to determine the safe-load carrying capacity performance and economic life of wood pallets.
  • Recycled pallet – a pallet that has been used, discarded, salvaged, repaired, or rebuilt in order to pass through another cycle of use
  • Rental Pallet – A pallet owned by other than the user and rented by the user
  • Skid – a pallet without bottom deckboards or deck
  • Single Faced Pallet…also known as a Skid –

  • Softwood – wood from coniferous or needle bearing species of tree
  • Stringer – continuous, longitudinal, solid, or notched beam – component of the pallet used to support and space the deck components
  • Stringer Pallet – a frame of three or more parallel pieces of timber (called stringers). The top deck boards are then affixed to the stringers to create the pallet structure.  Stringer pallets can have a notch cut into them allowing “four-way” entry.

  • Stringerboard – in block pallets, the continuous, solid board member extending for the full length of the pallet perpendicular to the deckboard and placed between the deckboards and blocks, to serve as support
  • Two-way entry pallet – a pallet with unnotched stringers allowing entry only from the two opposite pallet ends
  • Wing – overhang of deckboard or deck end from the outside edge of the stringer or stringerboard

 

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