Calculators

You can convert measurements or calculate densities from the ClassIT Calculators page.

Standard Density Calculator

The Standard tab shows measurement columns for Length, Width, Height, and Weight. This view shows the resulting Density from the measurements you enter.

Standard Calculator

Dimension Choose the type of units used in length, width and height measurements on the density calculations. This can be in (inches), ft (feet), cm (centimeters), or m (meters).
Result Choose the type of units used in the density calculation result. This can be lbs/ft3 (pounds per cubic foot, which is the U.S. and English measurement unit) or kg/m3 (kilograms per cubic meter, which is the metric measurement unit).
Weight Choose the type of units used for the weight in the density calculations. The options are: lbs (pounds) or kg (kilograms).
Calculate Enter the lengths, widths, heights, and weights in the table columns, then click Calculate. This will show the resulting density for each row where you entered all the data.
Clear Clears all the data from the density calculation table.

Advanced Density Calculator

The Advanced tab shows measurements and results related to handling units in addition to the columns shown on the Standard tab.

Advanced Calculator

Dimension Choose the type of units used in length, width and height measurements on the density calculations. This can be in (inches), ft (feet), cm (centimeters), or m (meters).
Result Choose the type of units used in the density calculation result. This can be lbs/ft3 (pounds per cubic foot, which is the U.S. and English measurement unit) or kg/m3 (kilograms per cubic meter, which is the metric measurement unit).
HU Weight Choose the type of units used for the weight in the density calculations. The options are: lbs (pounds) or kg (kilograms).
Calculate Enter the lengths, widths, heights, and weights in the table columns, then click Calculate. This will show the resulting density for each row where you entered all the data.
Clear Clears all the data from the density calculation table.

Item 680, Note 2(a) Calculator

The Item 680, Note 2(a) tab provides results for the Reasonable Occupancy of Shipping Container. It calculates the amount of volume used by the commodities and compare it to the volume of the shipping container. It states that the volume of a shipping container must be 65% full in order to be classified as the product. When the volume is less than 65%, the cell will be highlighted in red.

Application of NMFC Item (Rule) 680, Note 2(a) - Reasonable Occupancy of Shipping Container Calculator

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To use this calculator:
  1. Enter the dimensions of the commodity(ies), including any necessary interior packing forms, in the Commodity(ies) section.
  2. Enter the interior dimensions of the shipping package in the Package section.
  3. Click the Calculate button. The Volume numbers display in the highlighted textboxes.

When the Volume Occupied by Commodity is less than 65% (percentage displays in red), the gross weight of the container and its contents will be subject to the class applicable to either the container or its contents, whichever is higher.
Clear Clears all the data from the density calculation table.

Item 680, Note 2(b) Calculator

The Item 680, Note 2(b) tab provides results for the Reasonable Occupancy of Lift Truck Skid, Pallet or Platform Deck. It calculates the area occupied by the commodities and compare it to the surface area of the lift truck skid or pallet. It states that the surface area of a lift truck skid or pallet must be at least 65% occupied by the product(s) in order to be classified as the product. When the surface area occupied is less than 65%, the cell will be highlighted in red.

Application of NMFC Item (Rule) 680, Note 2(b) - Reasonable Occupancy of Lift Truck Skid, Pallet or Platform Deck Calculator

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To use this calculator:
  1. Enter the dimensions of the commodity(ies) in the Commodity(ies) section.
  2. Enter the dimensions of the lift truck skid, pallet or platform in the Lift Truck Skid, Pallet or Platform section.
  3. Click the Calculate button. The Area numbers display in the highlighted textboxes.

When the Surface Area Occupied by Commodity is less than 65% (percentage displays in red), the gross weight of the lift truck skid, pallet or platform and the commodity(ies) unitized or secured thereon will be subject to the class applicable to either the lift truck skid, pallet or platform or the commodity(ies), whichever is higher.

Note: Banding, strapping, wrapping or other materials used for securement to the lift truck skid, pallet or platform will not be considered in the determination of occupancy.
Clear Clears all the data from the density calculation table.

Item 680, Note 2(c) Calculator

The Item 680, Note 2(c) tab provides results for the Maximum Allowable Dimensions of Lift Truck Skids, Pallets or Platforms for 'Potentially Unstable Commodities'. It states that commodities having an overall height 1.5 times or more their shortest base dimension shall be considered potentially unstable. For such commodities, the lift truck skid, pallet or platform may be of sufficient size to provide adequate stability. Therefore, this calculator, first determines if the commodity is potentially unstable. Then it calculates the maximum allowable dimensions of the lift truck skid or pallet and compare that to the actual dimensions of the lift truck skid or pallet used. If either the length or width of the lift truck skid or pallet exceeds the maximum allowable dimension, that cell will be highlighted in red.

Application of NMFC Item (Rule) 680, Note 2(c) - Maximum Allowable Dimensions of Lift Truck Skids, Pallets or Platforms for 'Potentially Unstable Commodities' Calculator

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To use this calculator:
  1. Enter the dimensions of the commodity(ies) in the Commodity(ies) section below.
  2. Click the Calculate button. The Ratio of Height to Shortest Dimension displays in the highlighted textbox.
  3. If the Ratio of Height to Shortest Dimension calculated is 1.5 or greater (ratio displays in red), then the commodity(ies) is/are potentially unstable.
  4. If the ratio is 1.5 or greater, enter the dimensions of the lift truck skid, pallet or platform in the Lift Truck Skid, Pallet or Platform section.
  5. Click the Calculate button. The Maximum Allowable Dimensions and the Larger Value of Maximum Allowable Dimensions will display in the applicable highlighted textboxes.

If the lift truck skid, pallet or platform exceeds the maximum allowable length or width, (and if one or both of the values is/are red), the gross weight of the handling unit will be subject to the class applicable to either the lift truck skid, pallet or platform or the commodity(ies) being shipped, whichever is higher.
Clear Clears all the data from the density calculation table.

Measurements Calculator

Measurements Calculator

Measurement Measurement to convert. Enter a number of units. Then, if you need to change the unit of measurement type to convert from, select it from the drop-down list below.
Result Select the unit of measurement to convert to from the drop-down list below.
Convert Click the Convert button to show the conversion result.