Pallet Classification Standard

According to the pallet material, purpose, table top, forklift method and structure, there are various types of pallets. Especially in some occasions that require fast operation, due to the high efficiency, safety and stability of pallet operation, various countries have developed a variety of special pallets. For example, flat glass container trays, tire-specific trays, long-size object trays, and tank-specific trays, etc.

It is precisely because of the wide variety of pallets that have a wide range of applicability and pivotal connection, in the efficiency of each logistics link such as loading, unloading, handling, storage, transportation, and packaging, they are in the central position and have a very important connection function. Although the pallet is only a small appliance, its specification size is the core of packaging size, carriage size, and container unit size. Only by taking the pallet size as the standard to determine the supporting specifications and serialization specifications of packaging, truck carriages, train carriages, container boxes, etc., can it best reflect the rationality and efficiency of handling, storage, transportation and packaging operations. In addition, the size of the pallet also relates to the size of the container unit. The cargo size of the container unit also involves the size of the packaging unit, the size of truck carriages, railway wagons, warehouse passages and racks, and even related to logistics infrastructure, such as railway stations, ports, docks and other cargo handling sites. Standard size of handling equipment. Therefore, in a sense, the standardization of pallets is not only a prerequisite for pallet leasing, pallet circulation and recycling, but also a decisive factor for mechanization and automation of handling, packaging, transportation and storage operations. Without the unification of pallet specifications and the serialization standards for pallet-based related facilities, equipment, devices, tools, etc., only partial logistics can be rationalized, and it is difficult to achieve rationalization of overall logistics. Because of this, unifying the specifications and standards of pallets to save logistics costs to the greatest extent has naturally become the common desire of the logistics industry.


Nevertheless, because the standards of pallet specifications affect the economic interests of different regions and national groups, it is almost impossible to achieve the balance of interests on the pallet issue in a short period of time. Some pallet specifications that have been implemented in certain regions and countries have been It is impossible to compromise and yield to each other. In this way, it is very difficult for ISO to unify the specifications of the global intermodal transport pallet. In the end, it can only deal with the 1200 mm×1000mm, 1200mm×800mm, 1219mm×1016mm (that is, 48 inches×40 inches), and 1140 mm that have been implemented in relevant regions and countries. The specifications of 6 kinds of pallets including ×1140 mm, 1100 mm×1100 mm and 1067 mm×1067mm adopt a compatible and inclusive attitude in ISO 6780 “Main Dimensions and Tolerances of General Flat Pallets for Intermodal Transport”, and these 6 kinds of pallet specifications are listed as universal International standards.

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