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MIBANT ANGLE - the bend angle in a fastner shank when subjected to a MIBANT test

MIBANT TEST (Morgan Impact Bend Angle Nail Tester) - standard impact nail tester used in the pallet and lumber industry as an indication of impact bend resistance of nails or staples

NAIL - fastner made from endless wire by cutting a point and forming a head at the shank end opposite the point

NATIONAL WOODEN PALLET AND CONTAINER ASSOCIATION - a national association with the goal of promoting the design, manufacturer, distribution, recycling and sale of pallets, containers and reels

NON-REVERSIBLE PALLET - a pallet with bottom deckboard configuration different from top deck

NOTCH - cutout in lower portion of the stringer to allow entry for the fork tine, usually 9" in length, 1-1/2" in depth

NOTCHED STRINGER - a stringer with two notches spaced for fork-tine entry, (partial four-way entry)

OPENING HEIGHT - the vertical distance measured between decks, from the floor to the underside of the top deck, or from the floor to the top of the stringer notch

OVERALL HEIGHT - the vertical distance measured from the floor to the top side of the top deck

OVERHANG - the distance the deck extends from the outer edge of the stringer or stringerboard; wing; lip; distance the unit load extends beyond the deck

PALLET - a portable, horizontal, rigid platform used as a base for assembling, storing,stacking, handling and transporting goods as a unit load, often equipped with a superstructure

PALLET DESIGN SYSTEM (PDS) - reliability based computer-aided design (CAD) program, for determining the safe load carrying capacity, performance, life and economy of wooden pallets

PALLET DIMENSIONS - when specifying pallet size, the stringer or stringerboard (block pallet) length is always expressed first; for example, a 48" x 40" pallet has a 48" stringer or stringerboard and 40" deckboards

PALLET JACK - hand-propelled, wheeled platform, equipped with a lifting device for moving palletized unit loads

PALLET LIFE - the period during which the pallet remains useful, expressed in units of time or in the number of one way trips

PANEL DECK PALLET - pallet constructed with composite or structural panel top deck

PARTIAL FOUR-WAY STRINGER PALLET - a pallet with notched stringers

POST PALLET - a pallet fitted with posts or blocks between the decks or beneath the top deck; see block pallet


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