Several companies dealing with material handling equipment also manufacture automatic pallet changers that can load /unload/transfer pallets containing certain products.
They are so designed that they may either push, pull, lift, squeeze, tip, or turn the product for an exchange with some other pallet. Now the question is do you need a pallet changer for your operation? You may discuss this issue with the engineers of Top Industries who can offer you a customized solution for your operation.
The following are a few typical situations where pallet changers can make a difference:
- Replacing any damaged pallet
- Swapping out any damaged box from its loaded pallet’s bottom
- Swapping to a certain different-sized pallet
- Swapping from any rented pallet to your owned pallet
- Swapping from any wooden to plastic pallets
A few advantages that pallet changers can offer are as follows:
1. Reduce manual operation
One of the biggest reasons why industries prefer pallet changers is that they can automate your pallet-changing operation very conveniently.
2. Can save time and effort
Your complicated pallet-changing operation can be programmed in such a way that will need much less effort from your workers than before. As a result, not only you can reduce your operator’s fatigue but also reduce the operation time substantially.
3. Can change pallets of large numbers conveniently
If your operation needs to change a large number of pallets then you will need to employ plenty of workforce to do the operation, which may also cause operator fatigue.
Here, pallet changers will never get tired of changing any number of pallets within a shift.
4. Reduce your labour cost
As you will be able to reduce the number of workers substantially and hence you can get big savings on your labour cost. This can be a significant benefit if you are employing a large number of workers for this operation.
5. Increased safety
Your work process will be much safer and no accidents will be caused once your operators are fully trained in handling this equipment.
What are the various options available?
1. Non-tipping pallet changer
This pallet changer will grab the cargo by the sides and then will raise it just high sufficient enough to allow for the pallet to be changed at ground level.
2. Tipping pallet changers
They are used to tip or bend the entire loaded packages backwards, by removing all the weights out of the pallet, before it is going to lower the pallet back down in order to swap at ground level.
3. Pallet inverter
In order to replace the pallet, this equipment rotates the pallet through 180⁰.
A fresh pallet will be stacked on top of the load after the load has been positioned safely. In order to shift the weight to the new pallet and make it possible to remove the old pallet from the top, the inverter first grabs the load from the top and bottom and rotates it by 180⁰.
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