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pallet

[′pal·ət]
(building construction)
A flat piece of wood laid in a wall to which woodwork may be securely fastened.
(engineering)
A lever that regulates or drives a ratchet wheel.
A hinged valve on a pipe organ.
A tray or platform used in conjunction with a fork lift for lifting and moving materials.
(graphic arts)
An instrument consisting of a flat blade with a handle, used in clay work.
(invertebrate zoology)
One of a pair of plates on the siphon tubes of certain Bivalvia.
(mechanical engineering)
One of the disks or pistons in a chain pump.

pallet

pallet, 2
1. A flat piece of wood laid in joints of brickwork to allow fastening of woodwork to

pallet

A flat platform for shipping air freight. A pallet with its load also can be dropped by suspending it from a parachute(s). A forklift can get under a raised pallet to load it onto the aircraft. See palletized bladder.
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2015 2016 2017 Pallet pool 14% 12% 10% New pallets 58% 55% 56% Used, or core pallets 64% 65% 62% Note: Table made from bar graph.
9 billion wooden pallets are in circulation in the United States, transporting a variety of goods.
For supply chains that reuse or could reuse pallets, the BLOCKPal pallets can translate into significant operational efficiencies, including less product damage, downtime and repairs; more pallets per truck for returns; and more trips per pallet.
Pm passionate about plastic pallets, as every day I see the positive impact they are making by offering our logistics sector a cleaner, safer and tougher alternative to other pallet types.
The cost of the wood pallets equals only the cost of the gas to go pick them up.
Unlike typical "one-way" pallet use, Patell says that Chep operates a "pooled pallet system" in which the company maintains ownership of pallets moving through the supply chain as leased assets.
Product Safety--The all-plastic pallet represents a real breakthrough in safety for fast moving consumer goods, including foods and medicines.
When it comes to pallet pooling, iGPS is leading the way in employing RFID technology, which provides our customers with unprecedented asset visibility and reporting.
The system is protected with a surround safety fence with light curtains on stack and pallet entry points and full pallet discharge.
Meanwhile, demand for wood pallets is projected to increase at a rate just below that of the market average, partly due to growth of pallet refurbishing services.
Production facilities were visited in three geographic regions to determine whether regional differences in pallet bark populations could be detected.
The team, led by Senior Airman Randy Walgren, 407th ELRS, has recovered more than 900 pallets used to carry cargo during military airlift.