Figure 13-1.Stowage space of wooden and sheet metal pallets compared.
Figure 13-14.Best way to load a pallet.
However, in the illustration you can see that the material
not only fits the pallet, as recommended in A and B
stacking, but is arranged so as to provide stability
against slipping or sliding.
Boxes of materials are not always the same size.
When this is true, place the highest and strongest cases
at each end of the pallet and the smaller and more fragile
cases in the center. This arrangement provides a
stronger surface for a second tier of eases on the pallet
and also makes it possible to place a second loaded
pallet on top for storage.
When you palletize round items, such as gas
cylinders, use specially constructed notched spacers or
collars as shown in figure 13-15.
Palletized material that must be moved several
times should be strapped. Metal or nylon strapping may
be used; the number of straps required for a palletized
unit depends upon the kind of handling it is to receive.
Figure 13-15.Palletized gas cylinders.