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English translation: the appropriate handling structures/units (pallets)

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10:29 Oct 29, 2006
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Manufacturing / packaging
French term or phrase: supports de manutention adaptés (palettes)
Paletting - Le fournisseur livrera les produits sur des supports de manutention adaptés (palettes) au format 80 x 120 cm

Again I'm looking for a specific term please - I can already tell that it's handling palettes. For adaptés is it OK to use adapted? I thought tailored but it doesn't seem right. Thanks
juliebarba
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:03
English translation:the appropriate handling structures/units (pallets)
Explanation:
A pallet is a flat transport structure made of wood or plastic (and in a few cases metal) which can support a variety of goods in a stable fashion while being lifted by any mobile forklift device. The goods are placed on top of the pallet, and can be secured to it by straps or stretch-wrapped plastic film.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pallet

PALLET - A portable, horizontal, rigid platform used as a base for assembling, storing, stacking, handling and transporting goods as a unit load, often equipped with a superstructure
http://www.pallet-mall.com/typenew.htm

HOWEVER, it may be better to keep it simple and say: The supplier shall deliver his products suitably packed for transport and handling i.e. on 80 x 120 cm pallets
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xxxCMJ_Trans
Local time: 01:03
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thanks
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the appropriate handling structures/units (pallets)


Explanation:
A pallet is a flat transport structure made of wood or plastic (and in a few cases metal) which can support a variety of goods in a stable fashion while being lifted by any mobile forklift device. The goods are placed on top of the pallet, and can be secured to it by straps or stretch-wrapped plastic film.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pallet

PALLET - A portable, horizontal, rigid platform used as a base for assembling, storing, stacking, handling and transporting goods as a unit load, often equipped with a superstructure
http://www.pallet-mall.com/typenew.htm

HOWEVER, it may be better to keep it simple and say: The supplier shall deliver his products suitably packed for transport and handling i.e. on 80 x 120 cm pallets

xxxCMJ_Trans
Local time: 01:03
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 58
Grading comment
thanks

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxBourth: Or "suitable". "Adapted" implies change from the original, "adapté" implies suitable original design.
4 mins
  -> read my HOWEVER sentence

agree  Tony M: Yes, also agree with Bourth's 'suitable'; 'adapté' can be a faux ami, beware!
6 mins

agree  Ian Davies: Agree, suitable or appropriate
7 mins

agree  a05: or "adequate"
8 mins

agree  cjohnstone: suitable!
13 mins

agree  Mark Nathan: there are several standard pallet sizes
8 hrs
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