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Antistatic Bags Alternative: Re-usable Trays

You may have been using antistatic bags to transport your electronics for years - but have you considered using trays as an alternative ? Here's why trays are better than bags:

1. Trays offer better protection

A lidded conductive or antistatic tray is much sturdier than an antistatic bag, so your sensitive electronics are much better protected. Each part will have its own snug slot. Trays should be designed to stack on top of each other or nestle inside each other - which means a lid is only needed at the top of the stack, saving cost & space.

2. Easy access

It's much easier to get the items into a sturdy tray than to get them into an antistatic bag. The bags can also be difficult to unseal, so fragile PCBs may get damaged in the process. Finger access holes on the plastic trays make parts very easy to get out and gentle grips hold them securely in place.

3. Savings in production labour cost

As they're easier to get parts in and out of, plastic trays will speed the manufacturing process up, thus saving labour cost. Parts are also easier to count and some plastic trays are suitable for implementation with pick & place robots, to really speed things up. (Have a look at this Pick & Place Case Study)

4. Sustainable

Our plastic trays are made of durable antistatic HIPS and can be used again and again. You'll save money in the long run and your plastic wastage will drop significantly, making trays a much more sustainable alternative to bags.

5. They fit neatly into conductive tote bins or your existing box

Our 150+ types of standard trays fit all sorts of boxes and we also have a range that fits conductive tote boxes up to 600 x 400mm. An antistatic bag can go in a tote box of course, but our trays will keep the contents neatly in place, making for easy & secure transport between plants.

Why Trays from Toolcraft Plastics as an Alternative to Antistatic Bags ?

We offer a range of 180+ different tray designs & sizes, all of which can be made to order in conductive anti-static material. We almost certainly have a standard tray perfect for your electronic part. And if you need something more specific, we offer a full tray design, tooling & vacuum forming service.

How do I get my Hands on these Trays ?

 

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Toolcraft have supplied us with custom and standard plastic trays for many years now. They always deliver promptly and the trays are excellent quality & allow us to protect our sensitive electronic devices.

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