Material handling equipments- Plastic crates in Bakeries
Plastic crates are now integral part of material handling in any bakery plant . Wide applications can be found for plastic crates from storage to transportation .
Major developments have been in bread transportation from era of metallic crates the bread industry has switched over to plastic crates
Metallic crates were made up of metallic strips which used get damaged easily and a team of welders were to be kept to repair these metallic crates .Products were damaged frequently while transporting resulting in market returns and defective.
Bread could be arranged in different configuration in horizontal and vertical way . These plastic crates can be stacked easily even transported through conveyors.
Advantages of Plastic crates
* Tough suited for long destination while transporting fragile bakery products such as Breads * Same plastic crates can be used many a times for transportation called returnable transit packaging * These can be used for a longer period and are cost effective in a sense that damages in transit to the product and crates itself are minimal . * Hygienic ie It can be cleaned easily . * Could be palletised easily
Types of Plastic Crates available with manufacturers
* Bread Baskets * Snack Cake & Sweet Goods Containers * Low Profile Single Layer Bun Containers * Double Layer Bun Containers * Bread Trays * Bun Trays * Snack Cake Trays * Plastic Dollies
Major manufacturers of these plastic crates in India are