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Empty case de-palletizing system

De-palletizes up to four pallets of empty cases per minute


February 11, 2011
by MM&D staff

YORK, PA: Westfalia Deam Systems has released its newly designed compact plastic case stack de-palletizer, which the company says de-palletizes three to four dairy pallets per minute.

The product has a maximum throughput rate of 180 cases per minute, the company says, and can handle stacks palletized, unitized, or a combination of both. The de-palletizer uses a clamp and lift technology unlike a stack pusher typical of other de-palletizing systems. This maintains full stack control, eliminating stack tipping. All components of the system are made from stainless steel, making this compact case de-palletizing system suited to the wash-down environments found in the dairy, beverage and bakery industries.

The clamping technology clamps the stacks from the side and discharges the empty pallet to an automatic pallet stacker. The side clamps are released and the stacks are placed onto chain conveyors. The stacks then travel to a three-to-one merge zone and are single-lane released to de-stacking units.