Accession Number : ADA180656

Title :   MIL-STD-1660 Test of Functional Pallets Systems, Incorporated Plastic Pallet.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OAKLAND UNIV ROCHESTER MI SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : McIntosh,A. C. , Jr

Report Date : DEC 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS) has been tasked by U.S. Army Armament, Munitions and Chemical Command (AMCCOM), SMCAR-ESK, Rock Island, IL to investigate various, less costly methods of unitizing ammunition loads. This test is an evaluation of the Functional Pallet Systems, Inc. of Grand Rapids, MI 40x48-inch plastic pallet and its suitability of transporting ammunition. The evaluation of this pallet is based on MIL-STD-1660, Design Criteria for Ammunition Unit Loads dated 8 April 1977. The loaded unitization was subjected to compression and transportation simulation tests. The pallet skids disintegrated during the transportation simulation portion of the test. Keywords: Plastics; Pallet; Ammunition; Transportation; Units; Load.

Descriptors :   *PALLETS, *AMMUNITION CONTAINERS, AMMUNITION, CHEMICALS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, PLASTICS, SIMULATION, SKIDS, TRANSPORTATION, WEAPONS, LOADING(HANDLING)

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE