Best Pallet Design Software

Best Pallet Design Software

At Springfield Lumber Co., we use the Best Pallet™ design system. This system, developed by packaging research and consulting firm White and Company, is “user-friendly and simplified for packaging professionals, buyers and end users,” and “provides a structural design and analysis tool for all wooden pallets.”

The president of White and Company and lead developer of this “3-D pallet engineering design tool made easy” is Dr. Marshall White, one of the lead creators of the pallet industry association’s proprietary Pallet Design System (PDS). White and his team of experts at Virginia Tech’s Center for Unit Load Design developed Best Pallet™’s 3-D mathematical model “based on over 30 years of research on the scientific principles of wood properties and systems-based design.”

In a 2022 article by Pallet Enterprise Magazine, Dr. Mark White explained that, “Best Pallet is used by pallet companies looking for a scientific-based, user-friendly structural design and analysis tool for all wooden pallets. Developed based on years of research and testing conducted at Virginia Tech, Best Pallet’s mathematical model relies on scientific principles of wood properties and systems-based design..”

Dr. White continued, “The software uses modern 3-D, FEA, structural analysis techniques to simulate unit load supply chain operations and generate performance outputs such as maximum safe load carrying capacity for pallets, compression strength of corrugated containers, and maximum applied compression stress on virtually any unitized distribution packaging system.”

Best Pallet gives users the ability to:

  • Design stringer pallets and block pallets
  • Analyze all wooden pallet structures
  • Calculate maximum safe load weight
  • Analyze fork tine support strength
  • Analyze racking and stacking strength and stiffness
  • Access multiple common pallet designs
  • Choose from multiple wood species
  • Create specs with graphics
  • Design in US customary or S1 metric units
  • Convert to PDF

At Springfield Lumber Co., we strive to go above and beyond for our customers. The Best Pallet™ design software helps us do that so we can be as efficient as possible and offer our customers the very best product and service we can.

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