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Corrugated Half Pallet with Pallet Jack Opening on Narrow Side

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113191D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Maresh, ME: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method to accommodate a 21-inch wide pallet jack on the 24-inch width of a 40 by 24-inch wide corrugated pallet is disclosed. This design allows the use of up to a 21-inch wide pallet jack to move a 40 by 24-inch corrugated pallet through a 32-inch wide door.

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Corrugated Half Pallet with Pallet Jack Opening on Narrow Side

      A method to accommodate a 21-inch wide pallet jack on the
24-inch width of a 40 by 24-inch wide corrugated pallet is disclosed.
This design allows the use of up to a 21-inch wide pallet jack to
move a 40 by 24-inch corrugated pallet through a 32-inch wide door.

      The 40 by 24-inch pallet is a standard size in IBM.  Wood
pallets of this size can accommodate 21-inch wide pallet jacks
because the outer stringers are only 1.5 inches thick.  This leaves a
21-inch opening under the pallet on the 24-inch width of the pallet.

      The attached drawing shows how the ability of the wood pallet
to accommodate a pallet jack were designed into a corrugated pallet.
The outside length of the corrugated pallet is 40 inches (1) and the
outside width is 24 inches (2).  The outer stringers (3) are 1.5
inches (4) thick.  This leaves an opening between the inside of the
two outer stringers of 21 inches (5).

      This design incorporates a one piece corrugated sheet that
wraps around to form the bottom deck (6), sides (7), and two
thickness of top deck (8).  The bottom deck (6) is formed by the
center of the sheet and it wraps around to form a double top deck (8)
using two 24-inch panels that overlap each other.

      The outer stringers (3) are made of laminated corrugated 1.25
inches thick.  These stringers are bonded to the sides (7), top (8),
and bottom (6) of the one-piece wrap around co...