Design and cost of manufacturing projections for a pallet that has adjustable ,with and lenght , with option of turning into a crate , design must incorporate retractable wheels that can support 5k to 15k weight. I was thinking of retractable wheels that might engage in the same manner that a Hydralic jack for an automobile works , with a handle or pole to be able to move pallet around. pallet will be made of plastic or similar material. here is a standard of the U.S military standard crating , please disregard all references made to wood or nails for we will be manufacturing product out of plastic.
would like our product to be the size of a standard pallet ,with option of adjusting width and length to military sizes. would like our design to be similar to the lego land concept of being able to create different size [url removed, login to view] must be stakable design around dimensions of shipping container ,and trucking trailer standard sizes.
needs to be used as a pallet or a pallet crate. average pallet can hold 4600lbs.
would prefer to hire an engineer. also ad a meter that would mesure pallet weight.
I am a cad/solidworks designer. I have been in the manufacturing field for 10 years. I have been a design engineer for the last 5 years designing test machines and enclosures.