Respected packaging consulting and software provider delivers on their commitment to continual improvement, releases two new versions of its popular unit load design software.
White & Company LLC has released two new versions of their popular unit load design software Best Load™. The Version 3.4 permits complete package, unit load stacking pattern, flexibility. The software will now optimize packaging fit to pallet footprint with any mixture of package orientation. This is combined with the ability to completely customize stacking patterns for desired results.
This new version of Best Load allows additional options to further optimize unit load design efficiency. The custom feature is an easy to use “drag and drop”, using the sophisticated software, packaging graphics. “We continually strive to develop software tools that supply chain operators, teamed with pallet and packaging suppliers, can use to improve supply chain operational efficiencies and sustainability and this is an example,” stated Dr. Marshall (Mark) White, President of White and Co.
Also available to select Best Load™ users is Version 3.4 Enhanced. Select, only because a successful completion of a tutorial is required. This special version of 3.4 contains a 3D structural analysis tool to predict the precise location and level of concentrated compression stress on packaged product within the unit load, as a function of package stiffness, stacking pattern and pallet design. Armed with this information, package designers can now further reduce packaging cost and pallet suppliers can show package designers how pallet design can be used to reduce the stresses on the packaging and thus packaging cost.
“I have been so fortunate to mentor graduate research at Virginia Tech for more than 40 years. This new development is based on the results of this research. My continued relationship with both Virginia Tech and White & Co. allows us to bring this new knowledge to the benefit of our software clients.” said Dr. White. “This version will be available to all Best Load™ licensees, at no additional cost.”
What’s next for Best Load™? “Our philosophy at White & Co is continual improvement. Soon our Best Load™ will be able to import COLLADA (COLLAborative Design Activity) graphic files from many other CAD software,” explained Dr. White. “Our customers will be able to import primary (bottles, tubes, etc.), secondary (folding cartons), and tertiary (corrugated boxes) packaging, each, with detailed color graphics. They will also be able to place CAD representations of engines, heavy equipment, etc. onto the pallets or skids with pallet structural analysis. We will never stop our product development,” he added.
White and Company LLC, based in Blacksburg, Virginia, is a packaging consulting and software company providing the most sophisticated pallet (Best Pallet™) and unit load (Best Load™) design software available in the market. Visit www.whiteandcompany.net to learn more about its products and services.