If a structural, durability, or physical properties analysis is desired for the pallet, PDS leads Users through a series of questions about the intended conditions of use. Loads to be placed on the pallet, either uniformly distributed or concentrated, can be indicated. The engineering in PDS enables Users to quickly and accurately determine pallet performance under the intended conditions of use without time-consuming and expensive testing or trial and error. Comparisons in performance are easily made between different pallet designs, wood species or grades, fasteners, and component dimensions. The PDS structural analysis and safe load estimates reduce concerns over human health and safety, and reduce or eliminate product damage which can result from inadequate pallet strength, stiffness, or durability.
- in product literature, for a certified product or package
- on a website to identify a certified product of package
- in advertisements where it is used next to or on a certified product or package
- in promotional and educational outreach materials; electronic media
- in collateral materials.
In addition, all the documentation produced with PDS make very impressive and useful presentations to customers. All PDS materials clearly display the company name, address and other contact information for both the PDS provider and the customer. Any special or custom notes you wish to add can be displayed on the pallet specification sheet. To make PDS even more effective as a marketing tool, guides to the PDS specification and analysis are created as customer hand-outs.
The built-in (electronic) User’s Guide in PDS is a wealth of information. The User’s Guide not only explains how to use the PDS software, it contains extensive information on pallet design, construction, and performance. Any part of the User’s Guide can be printed for reference or to provide customers who have a question about some aspect of PDS or wood pallets.