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1) Nestable pallet

A plastic pallet designed in such a way as to allow the pallet to fit or "nest" in another so as to facilitate better use of storage space. Pallets in which foot design is such that the pallets can stack within each other when empty.

2) Molded pallet

A pallet formed  in a mold and made from plastic, wood particles or wood flakes.

3) Nonreversible pallet

A pallet designed and constructed to utilize only the top deckbaord and does not incorporate a bottom deckboard.

4) Multiple trip pallet

A pallet designed and built for use in multiple trips and transports.

5) One way pallet

A pallet that is designed and constructed so as to allow fork entry from only the back or front. Also, a pallet which is considered expendable.

6) Notched stringer

The stringer on a pallet that possesses identical notches which are spaced such as to allow forks to enter pallet.

7) Nets

A basic form of below-the-hook lifting attachment which is suspended from a hoist or other lifting mechanism and simply wraps around the object to be moved and lifts it totally. Mesh netting is also used for securing loads to pallets.

8) Metal container

A receptacle (such as a box, enclosure) or a formed or flexible covering for the packing or shipment of articles, goods, or commodities. Containers may be constructed of plastic, welded wire, corrugated steel or aluminum.  To obtain more information on the features and benefits on materials used to construct containers, please click below: Industrial Metal Containers and Wire Decking (IMC&WD) Reusable Container and Pallet Association (RCPA)

9) Order picking

Order picking or order selection is the process of retrieving individual items (from storage locations) for the purpose of fulfilling an order for a customer. Schemes by which to achieve efficient order picking will vary widely. However, in all cases it involves locating the items in storage; creating a plan for retrieving the items; physically picking the items (either automatically or manually); sorting and/or assembling them into discrete orders; and in the end even packaging the orders for delivery. Although defined as a process, order picking cannot be achieved without the appropriate computer software and mechanical equipment, including the storage medium, such as pallet racks, shelving, AS/RS (including carousels) and flow delivery racks, and a means for transporting items from receiving to storage and from storage to packaging and shipment. A variety of industrial trucks and conveyors will be found in most order picking applications. Order picking may also involve robotic like devices for physically picking discrete items from their storage location. See also Warehouse Management Systems or WMS .