Pallet Test Lab Up and Running
At the end of 2012 Timber Products Inspection, Inc. - Physical Testing Lab added some equipment to perform testing to sections of the ASTM D1185 "Standard Test Methods for Pallets and Related Structures Employed in Material Handling and Shipping" Some of the testing that we can perform are listed below.
1): Sec. 8.4 Bending Test on Pallet,
2): Sec. 8.5 Bending Test on Pallet Decks
3); Sec. 9.4 Incline Impact test on Pallet Deck Edges.
4): Direct nail pull
For more information about testing capabilities and cost please contact Darin Thompson - Physical Lab Manager at (770) 922-8000 ext.349.
Sec. 8.4 Bending test
Sec. 8.5 Bending test on pallet deck
Sec. 9.4 Forktine incline impact test
Stamp Care is Important.
Stamp care is very important in making sure that facility personnel can efficiently and legibly place an IPPC mark on conforming WPM. In order to keep your stamps in good shape, please remember the following:
- Only use stamp ink. Some facilities may mistakenly use stencil ink which contains solvents that can damage a stamp.
- Clean your stamp. Do not use solvents that can damage it, but instead use a soft nylon bristled brush and gently clean the stamp of debris, that can accumulate on it, using a mild detergent. Rinse with water and dry immediately. You should clean your stamp right after use and not later after the ink has dried.
- Properly store your stamp. Clean after use and do not leave the stamp sitting on the ink pad. When working with a stamp, it is a good idea to have your stamp sit on a damp rag between uses to keep the ink from drying out.
- Stamp on a clean surface. Brush off the wood before applying your mark to prevent the accumulation of sawdust in the stamp.
Eventually a stamp will wear out. When this occurs please retain it for retrieval by your inspector. We will insure that it is properly disposed of and can put in an order for a replacement.