The Pallet Design System© is based on engineering fundamentals and matrix structural analysis techniques. It is the result of many years of laboratory research and field-testing. NWPCA and the William H. Sardo, Jr. Pallet & Container Research Lab have invested an enormous amount of time and resources to create and enhance this outstanding design and marketing tool.
PDS© simulates pallet strength, stiffness and life cycle analysis based on user-specified descriptions of the material-handling environment. This system can be used to estimate the performance level of a particular pallet design or assist in creating a new design to meet a precise performance level. PDS© has been in use since 1984 and is currently used by pallet manufacturers and recyclers in 15 countries.
PDS© can assist in the design of many kinds of pallets:
What PDS© can do for your customers:
“When you use PDS©, you have over 20 years of research and development supporting your pallet.” Marshall White, Ph.D., Director William H. Sardo, Jr. Pallet & Container Testing Laboratory
NWPCA is pleased to announce extraordinary innovations to what is already recognized as the wood packaging industry’s leading marketing and design tool. PDS© has a new version, 3.35, with features that will expand your ability to serve your customers and attract new ones: