Engineering Test of Pro-Form Material Handling Division of L.T. Hample Corporation 4,000-Pound Steel Reinforced Plastic Pallet
Final rept. for Dec 1987
ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL EVALUATION DIV
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The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School USADACS, Evaluation Division, has been tasked by the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center ARDEC, SMCAR-ESK, Rock Island, IL 61299-7300, to subject a plastic pallet submitted by PRO-FORM, Material handling Division of L. T. Hample Corporation, to MIL-STD-1660 test requirements to determine if it is acceptable for use in the transportation of ammunition. The sample pallet was loaded to 4,000 pounds and subjected to the first two steps in the MIL-STD-1660 testing sequence. The plastic pallet collapsed approximately 90 minutes into the transportation simulation portion of the test and was determined to be not suitable for the transportation of ammunition. Keywords Pallets MIL-STD-1660 Plastic pallet Ammunition unitization MIL-P-1501.
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