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Glossary: A-C D-F G-L M-P Q-S T-Z

QUALITY - consistent performance of a uniform product meeting the customer's needs for economy and function

RACKED ACROSS DECKBOARDS - output from PDS program describing the maximum load carrying capacity and deflection of a pallet where the rack frame supports the pallet only at the ends of the deckboards

RACKED ACROSS STRINGERS - output from PDS program describing the maximum load carrying capacity and deflection of a pallet where the rack frame supports the pallet only at the ends of the stringers or stringer boards

REPAIR - to remake in order to use again

RECYCLING - a pallet, container or reel that has been used, discarded, salvaged, repaired and which passes through a cycle again

RENTAL PALLET - a pallet owned by a third party, different from the actual pallet user

RETURNABLE/REUSABLE PALLET - a pallet designed to be used for more than one trip

REVERSIBLE PALLET - a pallet with identical top and bottom decks

SHIPPING PALLET - pallet designed to be used for a single one-way trip from shipper to receiver; it is then disposed; see expendable pallet

SHOOK - cut-to-size pallet parts to be assembled into pallets

SHOOK GRADE - the classification of the quality of pallet parts relative to performance characteristics based on size and distribution of defects, independent of wood species

SINGLE-WING PALLET - a pallet with the top deckboards extending beyond the edges of the stringers or stringerboards with the bottom deckboards flush (if present)

SKID - a pallet having no bottom deck

SLAVE PALLET - pallet, platform or single, thick panel used as a support base for a palletized load in rack-storage facilities or production systems

SOFT NAIL - pallet nail with a MIBANT angle equal to or greater than 47 degrees

SOFTWOOD - wood from coniferous or needle-bearing species of trees (not necessarily soft or low density)

SOLID DECK PALLET - a pallet constructed with no spacing between deckboards

SPAN - the distance between stringer or block supports

STEVEDORE PALLET - a pallet designed for use on seaport shipping docks, normally of heavy-duty double-wing construction

STIFF-STOCK STEEL NAIL - pallet nail made of medium-high carbon steel without heat treatment and tempering with MIBANT angle between 29 and 46 degrees

STRAP SLOT - recess or cutout of the upper edge of the stringer or the bottom of the top deckboard to allow tie-down of a unit load to the pallet deck with strapping/banding, also called the banding notch

STRAPPIING - thin flat bands used to secure load to pallet

STRINGER - continuous, longitudinal, solid or notched beam-component of the pallet used to support deck components, often identified by location as the outside or center stringer

STRINGBOARD - in block pallets, continuous, solid board member extending for the full length of the pallet perpendicular to deckboard members and placed between deckboards and blocks

 

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