Pallet Design System 6.4 Releases User’s Guide in Spanish and French

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The National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA) discharges Pallet Design System™ (PDS) Version 6.4. The principle included in this delivery is an interpretation of the PDS User’s Guide in Spanish and French. Expanding these two dialects in the User’s Guide supplements the current programming point of interaction previously utilized in eight dialects over 30 nations and further extends our worldwide availability in pallet design.

Pallet Design Guide

The User’s Guide is viewed as the legitimate book on pallet design with its glossary, tables, and other terminology. There is an abundance of data in the 300+ page Guide with various answers for the most widely recognized inquiries in pallet design.

“From clasp to blunder, pallet creators look into what changed parts of these parts can mean for generally speaking pallet execution,” said Brad Gething, Ph.D., Vice President, Science, and Technology. “The public and worldwide wood species tables and clasp attributes are important devices in the User’s Guide and referred to regularly, whether or not you’re involving PDS for pallet design.” The Guide was painstakingly surveyed and refreshed for a more intuitive, easy-to-understand item during the interpretation stage.

PDS Guide Helps Clients Better Understand

“The User’s Guide in PDS does such an extraordinary occupation of disclosing how to utilize a specific component, so there is no dependence on specialized help,” said John Dye, Scott Pallets, United Kingdom. “We use it to prepare new PDS clients so they can all the more likely comprehend the communication of the relative multitude of materials utilized in pallet desing with pallet execution.”

Delineations and figures were patched up and modernized as a component of this new delivery, driven by George Scharps, PDS Associate Engineer, and John McLeod, PDS Advisor to the President.

Exceptional because of the Softwood Export Council for their organization and backing in this venture. With the extended dialects, new global business sectors would now profit from the User’s Guide.

Symbia Logistics Acquires Three Acquisitions

Symbia Logistics Acquires Three Acquisitions

Woman-Owned Warehousing, Logistics, and Also E-commerce Fulfillment Company Records Explosive Development

Symbia Logistics, Colorado-based warehousing, logistics, and also e-commerce fulfillment company, is experiencing eruptive growth. In recent months, the firm has closed on three procurements– Mountain States Logistics, Innovative Fulfillment Solutions, and Nevada Distribution Services. And they are preparing for the January 2019 grand opening of its brand-new, state-of-the-art e-commerce fulfillment operation in Aurora, Colo. 

Symbia CEO Megan Smith, along with a group of experienced logistics and fulfillment executives, claims the company is on an aggressive development course.

“We are very thrilled to announce that three high-quality businesses have recently entered our Symbia Logistics family. The broad series of solutions our combined procedures can currently offer provides us a unique edge over our competitors. That indicates suppliers and also retailers can rely upon our total capacities, whether they are a business-to-business (B2B) entity or a business-to-consumer (B2C) operation.”

Mountain States Logistics

Symbia’s first procurement in April was Mountain States Logistics (MSL) in Denver. With its place on a rail line, MSL clients have accessibility to mass-circulation as well as economic rail-to-truck services. MSL uses personalized remedies and tailored services to makers of more commercial kinds of goods. MSL’s founding partner, Rusty Pedestrian, currently works as Symbia’s supervisor of rail service operations.

According to Walker, “This merger is a significant win for all events and most notably, for our customers. Together we are working to make their money go further– like completely across the country.”

Innovative Fulfillment Solutions

Soon after getting Hill States Logistics, Symbia obtained Innovative Fulfillment Solutions (IFS), headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. Founded in 1998, IFS spearheaded third-party satisfaction services to e-commerce companies, offering consumers worldwide.

IFS founder Keith Milburn stated, “Because introducing IFS, we’ve seen exponential development in online purchasing and e-commerce services. We are overjoyed knowing that the Symbia team will continue to treat our employees, our customers, and their customers with the same treatment as well as extraordinary client service that we have devoted to over the years.”

Nevada Distribution Services

Symbia’s third successful purchase was of Nevada Distribution Services (NDS). NDS offers supply chain, warehousing, and logistics administration remedies to both B2B and B2C marketers. Based in Reno, Nev., NDS fulfills the requirements of consumers throughout the nation and around the world. For some international clients, it works as a forwarding representative, directing cargo effectively, safely, and quickly via a puzzle of regulations and also the U.S. as well as foreign customs.

NDS head of state John McKinney claimed, ” Joining forces with Symbia was a great move for our customers and us. With Symbia’s development plans and also a commitment to consumer fulfillment, every person comes out in advance.”

Symbia CEO Megan Smith discussed the business’s malignant growth plans. “When you consider our increased abilities as a result of these three deals, include the sophisticated solutions in our Aurora facility, as well as combine that with our strategies to continue expanding via strategic procurements, the future for Symbia is inspiring. We have become a major 3PL player for firms seeking the broad abilities of but with the high-touch customer service that only a family-owned organization can give.”

About Symbia Logistics

Symbia Logistics is a privately held family business with stockroom facilities in the USA and Canada. The firm has been establishing personalized services and also procedures for logistics clients since 1989. The Symbia Logistics group provides facility-based supply chain support to various markets consisting of sporting products, apparel, dry grocery, health and beauty, aerospace, chemical, industrial goods, kitting, and direct-to-consumer fulfillment services. Business executives count on developing lasting partnerships with their customers and are dedicated to exceeding customers’ expectations. Symbia keeps its home office in Edwards, Colo., and runs an executive office at its new center in Aurora, Colo. 

NWPCA and CWPCA Announce Exclusive PDS Agreement For Canada

NWPCA and CWPCA Announce Exclusive PDS Agreement For Canada

The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) is proud to introduce a brand-new PDS advertising collaboration with the Canadian Wood Pallet & Container Association (CWPCA). CWPCA has signed an exclusive contract with NWPCA for its Pallet Design System ™ (PDS).

NWPCA President/ chief executive officer Brent McClendon kept in mind,

We are extremely excited about this incredible possibility to partner with CWPCA and even more with the fast expansion of PDS across Canada. With PDS, pallet manufacturers, as well as recyclers in Canada, have accessibility to the most advanced pallet layout software program worldwide.” McClendon proceeded, “These companies will certainly be much better outfitted to supply their consumers with pallets that use hardwood effectively while guaranteeing the safe as well as effective transport of their items.

The contract allows CWPCA to market PDS to pallet manufacturers in Canada with the added benefit of recommended rates. CWPCA General Supervisor Scott Geffros stated, “PDS is the leader in pallet style software program and unit load rating. Reaching this deal with the NWPCA is a big step for the CWPCA.

Geffros proceeded, PDS is likewise offered in both English as well as French, ensuring that our participants throughout the nation have accessibility to an item that serves both official languages. Excited to collaborate with the NWPCA to broaden the reach of PDS.

With this contract, NWPCA now has entire nation advertising arrangements with Canada, the UK, Sweden, and The Netherlands. There are PDS individuals in more than 30 nations.

NWPCA is presently servicing the following variation of PDS through an expanded study collaboration with Virginia Tech’s Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design (CPULD) and VT’s Division of Lasting Biomaterials. NWPCA has devoted more than the United States $ 200,000 yearly over the past few years in the direction of research and development. It plans an extra $ 1 million investment in advancing the unit’s loads capabilities over the coming years.

About The CWPCA

The Canadian Wood Pallet and Container Organization (CWPCA) is committed to advertising the wood packaging material industry’s well-being across Canada. Incorporated in 1968, the CWPCA has been the voice of the WPM sector in Canada. It aims to improve the domestic industry in its competitive placement, both in Canada and worldwide.

About NWPCA and PDS

The National Wooden Pallet & Container Organization (NWPCA) is the most prominent wood product packaging expert globally, with more than 670 firm members in 30 nations.

The Pallet Design System ™ (PDS) is the proprietary software program of the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association.

NWPCA and CAPE Machinery Integrate Together to Coordinate PDS Programing

NWPCA and CAPE Machinery Integrate Together to Coordinate PDS Programing

NWPCA and CAPE Machinery, a leading Spanish carpentry hardware maker and designer, have gone into a two-year understanding that will consistently coordinate the Pallet Design System™ (PDS) programming with CAPE’s elite pallet creation machines.

Advancement Project of CAPE 4.0

The arrangement between the NWPCA and CAPE to coordinate PDS programming with CAPE’s MACH series Flexible Nailing Lines is essential for another advancement project, CAPE 4.0. The new joining will permit CAPE clients to make their initial steps to the “Savvy Factory.” Enabling to design the pallet from the workplace and send all pallet information to the MACH Line will make the arrangement, consequently saving time and potential administrators mistakes during the arrangement interaction.

Digitalization is one of the pillars in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and PDS is one of the most exceptional programmings in our industry. Our overall clients have the right to utilize an instrument like PDS coordinated with their MACH Lines and see the result of the new advancements applied to their reality, said Marc Perez, CAPE.

Multiplication of The PDS System

One of the critical components of NWPCA’s essential mission is the multiplication of the PDS System.

Not only is the PDS System the best pallet design framework, it’s overall acknowledgment, and use gives a significant monetary stream to the Association in this way empowering NWPCA to help out the business, said NWPCA Chair, Shane Thompson.

With the authorizing arrangement, PDS programming will be coordinated into CAPE’s computerized creation measure for new, repaired, and retrofitted pallet creation machines, with worldwide clients buying CAPE apparatus getting a one-year permit for PDS.

The worldwide impression of PDS proceeds to proliferate, and this arrangement among NWPCA and CAPE further solidifies PDS’ market administrative role as the business standard for pallet configuration, added NWPCA President and CEO Brent McClendon.

PalX Annouces a New Technology Platform That Integrates The Entire Supply Chain

PalX Annouces a New Technology Platform That Integrates The Entire Supply Chain

Pallet users have been requesting for more insight, innovation, and developments from pallet business, stated Steve Mazza, CEO of PalX, we are thrilled to be the first to step up and fulfill those needs with the launch of our innovation platform, included Mazza.

The Development of a Technology Platform For Pallets 

PalX is on schedule to release its innovation and be functional by Q1 2022. They will collaborate closely with the nationwide pallet network that supplies the most extensive facilities and freight abilities to provide and obtain pooled pallets: the network services producers, storage facilities, and retail warehouse in every market throughout the country.

PalX, an innovation-driven pooling, and logistics business reveal an innovation platform for pallets incorporating the whole supply chain. 

The PalX pallet offers: 

  • Near real-time information retrieval,
  • KPI control panel user interfaces, and 
  • Unmatched presence into the supply chain unlike anything in the market today.

Established by market leaders Steve Mazza, Michael Lamb, Stu Lerner, Elton Potts, and John Huber, PalX was produced to satisfy the needs made by many big market players for pallet business to innovate and construct a better product.

PalX has a signed agreement from a well-recognized nationwide food brand name to provide the PalX pallet for their pooling requirements. PalX likewise has letters of intent from several other national foods and beverage brand names devoted to doing service with PalX.

About Plex

PalX is an innovation-driven pooling and logistics business that uses an innovation platform for pallets and incorporates the whole supply chain. Established by pallet market leaders, the objective of PalX is to resolve the market need for higher development with leading innovation, competence, stability, and service.

PalX has released a crowdfunding project to help raise capital, and financiers are motivated to access the chance through its Guideline C Crowdfunding offering on Republic.

New Release of Pallet Design System: 6.3

New Release of Pallet Design System: 6.3

New in Version 6.3

The Pallet Design System has come a long way from versions 6.1 and 6.2. PDS 6.3 presents the style and analysis of system loads of sheet goods. This is the first in a series of growths that will allow customized pallets to be designed and analyzed to carry heavy and oversized products and devices.

Improvements and new features included in PDS 6.3 are:

  • Longer pallets can now be created and examined as much as 30 feet. (deck boards and stringers still need to be constant pieces of lumber).
  • 4-way stringer pallets are evaluated for forklifting from the side with no requirement for a forklift notch, offered the bottom deck boards are high enough for fork branch clearance.
  • The stiffness and strength of long products can be consisted of in the analysis in all assistance conditions.
Luckily, long products often have adequate stiffness and strength to support a few of their weight. This is comparable to the load bridging seen in unit loads of boxes.

Strength and Stiffness Are Taken Into Account

PDS 6.3 now includes the ability to take the strength and stiffness of long products into account when examining the pallet. PDS can identify the bending and compression stress in the products and the radius of curvature to guarantee that the items are adequately supported to prevent damage. This can assist in reassuring the pallet end-user that the system load will securely survive handling. The pallet design itself can be enhanced to ensure that just the essential materials are utilized in simply the suitable locations to acquire the most affordable pallet.

Optimum Pallet Length and Width

PDS 6.3 also consists of increased limits for the optimum pallet length and width and the capability to have a partial 4-way stringer pallet with no notches cut in the stringer if the bottom deck is high enough to permit fork tine entry.

Kamps Inc. Obtains Texas-Based Overall Pallet Options

Kamps Inc. Obtains Texas-Based Overall Pallet Options

Kamps Inc. Gets Texas Based Overall Pallet Services, Enhancing The National Pallet Recycler’s Position In The Southern Market

Kamps Inc. is one of the country’s biggest pallet providers and recycling service suppliers and has acquired Overall Pallet Solutions, LLC. The acquisition of TPS constructs upon Kamps’ core objective of supplying standardized, best-in-class pallet services on a nationwide scale.

About Kamps Inc.

Kamps Inc. is a complete service nationwide pallet business providing innovative pallet services to clients since 1975. Kamps specializes in delivering high-quality recycled pallets, brand-new custom-made pallets, and extensive pallet services to a varied consumer base.

Since its beginning, TPS has firmly placed itself as one of the leading pallet businesses and recyclers in the Central Texas area – growing to 135 staff members and 200 trailers. Specializing in remanufactured and reconditioned pallets, TPS plays an essential function in supporting a varied set of markets.

TPS will contribute to the ongoing development for Kamps in Texas and beyond, stated Kamps Inc. president Mitchell Kamps.

TPS has been a crucial member of our nationwide pallet network for several years, and through the web, we have developed strong relationships with our business. Our shared devotion to customer support, economic development, and group advancement provide a guarantee to a compelling future together.

The addition of TPS enhances Kamps’ nationwide existence to over 30 owned and run places, 2,800 trailers, 1,200 workers, and 150 areas in the national pallet partner network. Each site plays an essential function as current market needs and conditions show that standardized, nationwide pallet companies are crucial to effective supply chains.

Kamps’ ongoing development through brand-new places and acquisitions enhances its position to support supply chains with their customer-centric brand name of pallet services– on a nationwide scale.

Kyle Lane, the co-founder of TPS, stated,

We are thrilled to be a part of the Kamps Group and are eagerly anticipating a growing business together. We appreciate their capability to grow their business while treating their partners, clients, and staff members with the utmost regard.

About Overall Pallet Services

Overall, Pallet Solutions (TPS) is headquartered in Alvarado, Texas. Over its ten-year history, the business has grown quickly and firmly located itself as one of the leading pallet recyclers in the area.

The New and Improved Pallet Design System 6.2

The New and Improved Pallet Design System 6.2

New in Version 6.2

The Pallet Design System has come a long way since version 6.1.

PDS 6.2 makes it possible to create overlap-base block pallets with recessed bottom decks. It likewise consists of a crucial extension to our system load for box analysis abilities.

Improvements and new functions consisted of in PDS 6.2 are:

  • Filler boards and trenched stringer boards can be contributed to overlap base block pallets.
  • Interlock stacked boxes can be evaluated for system loads.
  • When there is no stringer between the fork branches, forklifting from the end of the stringer pallets can be examined.
  • Enhanced residential or commercial properties for air-dried softwood pallets are put together and dried before utilization.
  • The PDS installer is readily available in numerous languages: English, German, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish, & Portuguese.

Overlap Base Pallets

Pallets with flush bottom decks are helpful when stacking system loads such as drums. The deck engages more of the top surface area of the bottom system load, providing assistance to the upper system loads and decreasing the threat of damage to the freight on the bottom pallet.

Overlap base pallets are more powerful and resilient than border-based pallets due to better connections in the bottom deck.

Now you can have the best of both worlds, a robust overlap-base pallet that has a constant and flat bottom deck. This is important for creating CP-9 pallets, which are popular in the chemical industry.

The spaces that would usually exist between the deck boards are filled with nailed-on filler boards. The deck boards are recessed into a thicker stringer board trenched (dadoed) to accept them.

Interlock Stacking

PDS 6.2 enables interlock stacked box system loads to be examined. Interlock stacking tends to move more loads away from the pallet while significantly lowering the crushing resistance of packages.

It provides optimization of corrugated boxes. It is utilized to enhance the stability of system loads, mainly when stretch wrap or other stabilizers have not been used.

NWPCA’s Partnership With PDS Propels Training into The Future

NWPCA's Partnership With PDS Propels Training into The Future

The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) has partnered with AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, to connect with the Pallet Design System™ (PDS) training.

What is AICC?

AICC is a packaging education program that offers Packaging Schools an online learning management system.

The Partnership of PDS & AICC

The president & CEO of the NWPCA states that they are excited about the partnership and want to offer their members a world-class online training system from the AICC.

Their recent release of the Pallet Design System (PDS) for unit-loading corrugated boxes makes the partnership an excellent fit with AICC.

The Independent Packaging Association, AICC’s existing program, provides extensive training for corrugated, rigid box folding carton and plant industries. The Packaging School will include the Pallet Design System (PDS) curriculum on unit loading in AICC’s courses.

The Pallet Desing System provides excellent opportunities for manufacturers and packaging professionals alike, stated Kristen DeLack, PE PDS Structural Engineer.

The AICC courses will give members an excellent foundation for their custom pallets and unit load designs.

The NWPCA and the AICC developed a portal for members to access the complete course bundle that focuses on pallet design and corrugated boxes. The initial catalog of the courses is in Spanish and English and covers corrugated boxes and unit load design.

As all global leaders, we believe in expanding opportunities for digital inclusion and greatly expand PDS as the worldwide tool for designing pallets and for unit loading solutions.


The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) is the largest organization of wood packaging professionals worldwide. NWPCA has more than 670 members in 30 countries.

The Pallet Design System™ (PDS) is the exclusive software of the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA).

About The Independent Packaging Association (AICC)

The Independent Packaging Association (AICC) is a membership association that serves manufacturers and suppliers with education in independent corrugated, folding cartons and information.

AICC employees have access to benefits and offer free online education to all members who wish to maximize their potential and profit.

About Pasadena Skid & Pallet

Since 1983, Pasadena Skid & Pallet has been a diversified manufacturer and wholesaler of specialty and generic pallets and material handling products and packaging.

We sell recycled timber, industrial lumber, dunnage, pallets, crates, and boxes. Our company also specializes in building custom containers, bulkheads, and trailer braces.

New Improvements to The Pallet Design System™ 6.1

New Improvements to The Pallet Design System™ 6.1

Upgrades in PDS 6.1

PDS 6.1 incorporates frequently possible client-mentioned highlights notwithstanding expanded execution for panel deck pallets.

Enhancements and brand new features comprised of in PDS 6.1 are:

  • Doubled the number of stringers for stringer pallets
  • CP7 Pallets can now be analyzed as well as designed
  • Better able to capture performance differences between designs
  • Updated properties for air-dried softwood pallets

Doubled the number of stringers for stringer pallets from a limit of nine to eighteen. This permits truly wide pallets utilized for siding and other long, semi-rigid items to be planned and assessed.

As much as 2 base deck boards arranged between blocks, running corresponding to the pallet length can be investigated. CP7 pallets would now be able to be assessed, as well as designed.

More refined panel deck pallet examination plans are better able to catch execution qualifications in the middle of styles.

Updated properties for air-dried softwood pallets that are assembled green and dried before use.

PDS 6.1

PDS 6.1 permits the plan of very wide stringer pallets with up to 18 Stringers. These pallets are typically used for transporting packages of home siding, consistent drains, or other long items that support their own weight.

This expansion is the underlying advance in building up a system to assess unit loads of sheet goods and other semi-rigid long items, empowering reasonable load ratings to be sorted out for forklifting.

PDS 6.1 can unmistakably assess block pallets with up to two bottom deck boards in the middle of the squares that run corresponding to the main stringer boards.

This is needed to assess CP-7 pallets as these pallets have one base deck board between blocks.

Previously, the investigation did not consider the base deck boards in the middle of the squares as adding to the snugness and strength of the pallet.

With this new element, the racked across length strength for these pallets is incredibly improved.