New technique of nailing
Monday January 15th, 2018
In 2017 we developped a new technique of nailing to assemble pooling-pallets mm 800×1200 .
In corrispondence of the 9 blocks mm 145x100x78 we use now n. 4 nails from the top and 4 from the bottom in place of the usual 3 + 3.
Both upper and lower nails are fixed into wood fibres in specular staggered position each other so that the respective shanks do not meet in the inner fibres of boards and cross-boards, and so that upper nails-shanks are not too close or –worst- coincindent with the lower ones.
The adoption of such new nailing technique makes blocks stay more firmly and consequently the pallets register a longer durability , since it neutralizes the most common effects of frequent mistakes during forklifting operations. They are:
– in the eventuality forks skratch hardly along the internal side of a block, it is less probable that the block rotates on its axis and gets off the shape of pallet (see photo below)
– in the eventuality that a fork point hits a block surface, it will be less probable that the block gets splitted horizontally (see photo below)
– besides, the n 4 nails allow the 2 external wide boards of the top and the 2 external narrow boards of the bottom to remain firmly tighted, despite they are the ‘entry’ boards, so tipically the more exposed to hits by forks or by the fork-lift “chest” getting unailed and cracked until they split.
Considering the impact of a hit shared on 4 nails in place of 3, one could believe that the resistance can raise of 1/3, but in truth it is much higher, like experts of the matter know! (see photos below)
It was developped for important Customers of pallets-pooling branch with positive feed-backs in terms of dicrease of 20% of broken pallets and consequent repairs.
A great benefit at a very modest cost!