The advanced pallet calculator will automatically calculate volumetric weight, maximum carton load, pallet load efficiency and provide other logistics information. This tool is more advanced than our basic pallet calculator as it allows for building cartons anyway up and optimising carton positions to ensure maximum use of pallet space.
The information provided by the Advanced Pallet Calculator is particularly useful for maximising pallet builds by buliding with goods positioned any way up. This reduces distribution costs when sending export freight through a Freight Forwarder though it can be a balance of cost versus quality.
iCalculator Logistics Calculators are regularly updated to include new features and facilities to support the logistics industry. Whether you are trying to calculate the volumetric weight of an item of trying to work out how many items you can fit into a 40ft container, iCalculator has the right tool for you.
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A step by step guide on how to use the pallet calculator
The pallet calculator will now automatically calculate the logistics metrics for you pallet build including volumetric weight
The Pallet Calculator uses logistics industry standard caveats and metrics as default. The advanced calculator allows you to alter the standard logistics metrics for use of bespoke pallet build / vehicle use.
Advanced Calculator features include:
Pallets can be built by placing boxes/cartons onto a pallet in one of six different configurations. The links below highlight the different pallet build configurations that are possible.
A skilled warehouse worker can build a pallet effectively with very little thought and will typically achieve good effective build rates but the best approach to pallet building is to first produce a pallet configuration using the pallet calculator. This allows the pallet builder to understand how the pallet can be built when boxes/cartons are placed in any one of their 6 configuration options. Having a skilled warehouse staff is excellent, but they are human and as such can have good and bad days. Human error is fine as long as you plan for it. By using a pallet configuration calculation your pallet builder can use it either as a detailed plan for building the pallet or simply as a quick reference to ensure their approach to the pallet build is optimal. Either way, the pallet calculator provides a great reference that allows you to optimise your supply chain and keep your transportation costs down to a minimum.
An optimal pallet build identifies all available voids surrounding the goods and calculates the space available for stacking additional products / cartons etc. The Advanced Pallet Calculator does this automatically by identifying the three key voids which exist when cartons/boxes/product is placed onto a pallet. The images below (which can be clicked to be viewed full screen) highlight the locations of those voids. The advanced pallet calculator results will identify these voids, their properties (width, length, height and cubic area) and, where feasible, place cartons into these spaces (depending on any way up / stackable properties).
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Pallet Void 1
Pallet Void 2
Pallet Void 3