This example, is very useful when using standard cases that you already have in your warehouse. When this is the case, they have a certain maximum compression strength that they can stand. Hence, it doesn't make sense to create a pallet arrangement that would make the cases collapse and/or damage the products. Quick Pallet Maker calculates the optimal pallet arrangement with the compression already in mind.
Open the Standard Cases and Pallets
window on the Window
Select a box in the bottom list (metric units) and enter its dimensions as 400x300x210 mm. This is done by double-clicking on the text cell. Then, add a maximum Top to Bottom Compression
value of 100 kg.
Open a new document window starting from primary package on File
> New Data Sheet
> Start from Primary Package
. Use the default data, just increase the weight to 3 kg and select Fill Standard Cases
from Standard Cases
the menu at the bottom left.
: in case you have turned Auto-save last file
on and you cannot see the default dimensions, open the Preferences
window on Tools
for Windows users or Quick Pallet Maker OSX
and deactivate the auto-save option, then open a new window starting from primary package.
After selecting Recalculate
from the Tools
menu, the Available Solutions
window shows the resulting pallets, they are somewhat shorter than the ones you usually obtain from calculating with the default dimensions. This is because QPM has taken into account the maximum Top to Bottom Compression
of the standard case, divided it by the default safety factor and used is as part of the stacking criteria.
If you need to change the default safety factor, from the Available Solutions
go to Tools
> Box Compression
, set the safety factor from 1 to 2, click OK
and go back to the input window on Tools
> Change Data
. Now you can go to Tools
menu and calculate again.
: if you want more information about the box compression, please visit: Box Compression Calculation
When the safety factor increase the the pallet rows decrease. Check the Detailed Report
of the pallet on the Window