INCLUDES FULL USER INTERFACE IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES, ADDS NEW WOOD SPECIES, AND FORKLIFT SUPPORT ANALYSES
September 7, 2018 – As part of a $1.5 million commitment by the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA) to enhance the industry standard for wood pallet design, the Pallet Design System v.5.6 is the most comprehensive and advanced global design tool in the industry.
“This latest expansion is tremendously valuable to pallet manufacturers, no matter where we are, or where our customers are located. PDS users can now design, and print specifications in multiple languages,” said NWPCA Board Chair Larry Howell of Cottondale Wood Products based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
- Operates in multiple languages, allowing businesses with a growing diverse workforce to operate more efficiently in their native or preferred language. Language options include: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.
- Twenty new international wood species for lumber specification enables manufacturers to design pallets with regional wood species from around the world.
- Forklift support analysis for entering and lifting from a pallet’s side, particularly useful for analyzing extra-long stringer pallets.
NWPCA President and CEO Brent McClendon added, “We recognize that manufacturers source both domestic and imported wood species, therefore, it was an important enhancement for PDS to incorporate twenty new international wood species for lumber specification.”
Howell continued, “NWPCA’s Board has ramped up funding for PDS to assure it has the features and functionality demanded by pallet manufacturers and their customers. I’m looking forward to the next PDS release, which includes features incredibly beneficial for both U.S. and global users.”
The Pallet Foundation and NWPCA provide research and development investments to make PDS the international language for pallet design. Learn more about PDS v.5.6 and download a 14-day trial at www.palletdesignsystem.com.
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The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) is the largest organization of wood packaging professionals in the world, with more than 670 company members in 30 countries.
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The Pallet Design System™ software provides fully engineered and safe pallet designs, delivered in a professional manner. Over 460 major pallet manufacturers in 30 countries around the world use PDS to create 3-D designs that are comprehensive, detailed and efficient. PDS is a proprietary software of the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association. Click for more information on PDS.