Palletizing Bricks the Easy Way
|PalletPal® Fully Automatic
- The unit requires no power or hydraulic systems, little or no maintenance, and operation requires no operator attention
- A low-friction, bearing supported turntable revolves so that all parts of a load are always easily accessible
Bricks and related products come in a variety of types, designs and colours. But they all have one thing in common: they are heavy. The manual work of loading pallets with finished product involves constant lifting, reaching and bending. In a typical case, bricks being transported on conveyors were unloaded from waist-high conveyors onto pallets placed on the floor. Once loaded, forklift trucks move the pallets to storage. Each pallet contains over 400 bricks with loaded pallets weighing in at 2000 lbs. Loading the pallets was time consuming, hard on workers backs and led to frequent back complaints, worker fatigue and lost time.
Safety a Priority
“The Company has always been concerned with worker well-being and safety. So when we learned about the availability of self-leveling pallet handling equipment, we decided to give it a try”. Any time workers can transfer loads horizontally from conveyors to pallets rather than by repeated lifting and bending means less work and speedier operations. “while we don’t have actual figures, we know the new units save time and work. Today, we have 18
units—14 units in one of our plants and four units in another”.
The pallet load leveler is designed to automatically keep the top layer of bricks at the most convenient height for loading and unloading. As workers transfer bricks from conveyors to pallets, the load lowers automatically, keeping the top level waist-high for worker convenience. Solidly build for industrial service, the rugged, tubular frame is rated for loads up to 4,500 lbs while shock absorbers protect against spring bounce or over shoot.