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Replacing wooden pallets with plastic pallets is the trend of the times

Plastic tray It is the most basic container unit in the logistics industry. It is a horizontal platform device for loading, stacking, handling and transportation of goods and products placed as a unit load. It is also an active platform that transforms static goods into dynamic goods. The medium is born to cooperate with efficient logistics, and becomes the connection point that runs through all links of the modern logistics system. There are about 50 to 70 million pallets of various types in China, accounting for about 90 percent of the wooden flat pallets and 80 percent of the plastic pallets. With the increasing demand of companies for all parties, the limitations of wooden pallets in all parties are gradually revealed. On the contrary, plastic pallets are superior to wooden pallets in all aspects, so the scale of use began to increase and soon occupied a considerable range of applications.

At present, plastic pallets have been applied to a wide range of manufacturing industries. Plastic pallets have the advantages of good integrity, hygiene and cleanliness, easy to wash and disinfect, combined with light weight, no nails, acid and alkali resistance, no mould and so on. At the same time, its service life is 5 to 7 times greater than that of wooden pallets. In addition, in view of the sustainable development strategy, plastic pallets can achieve waste utilisation, in line with the requirements of environmental protection. Although the price is higher, the actual cost of use is lower than wooden pallets. Nevertheless, there has been no attempt to use plastic pallets in automated three-dimensional high-bay warehouses used in conjunction with high-end automated equipment. Hence, whether plastic pallets can be used in automated three-dimensional high-bay warehouses is analysed for feasibility and specific design here.