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Manufacturers - Pallet Design System

The Pallet Design System™ (PDS) is a product specification tool, an engineering design tool, a professional marketing tool, and an educational tool - all contained in an easy to use software package developed for the wood pallet industry. Since its introduction in 1984, PDS has developed a highly respected reputation throughout the material handling industry.

Members of Timcon can have access to PDS at a reduced rate via our industry colleagues at the NWPCA.

When NWPCA released PDS Version 5.1, it marked the 33rd version of PDS over its 29 year history. The major new feature in Version 5.1 is its integration with LoadSync™ - software recently developed by NWPCA that will enhance the communication of pallet and unit load design information between wood pallet manufacturers and their customers.

Each new version of PDS incorporates the latest data, engineering, and technologies which result from NWPCA's continuous program of research and development. Millions of dollars have been expended on PDS, not only for software development, but on research toward increased understanding of the relationships between the design and performance of wood pallets and the entire unit load.

There are two options for leasing PDS, and the lease agreement option selected determines the pricing:

  1. PDS “Basic” License ($2,000) - includes two installations

  2. PDS “Server” license ($2,700) - allows three simultaneous users

Note: Additional installations for $250 per under a “Basic” license and $300 under a “Server” license.


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