Palletizers and depalletizers are used at both ends of the packaging process. Let’s use salad dressing bottles as an example. The empty bottles are manufactured at a plant and a palletizer places these cases of empty bottles to ready them for shipping. As the bottles arrive, a depalletizer is used to place the bottles on the production line.
The procedure takes place again once the finished product is labeled, packaged, and readied for transportation. Basically, depalletizers do just the opposite of palletizers, breaking down pallets of materials for manufacturing and other purposes. The use of this equipment improves productivity greatly and cuts down on mistakes and accidents.
Depending on the type of materials being offloaded, different types of depalletizers are available. For example, if loose bottles need to be placed on a conveyor system, a sweeping arm machine will push the bottles into place. If an entire layer of product can be picked up, a robotic arm may be employed.
The fastest depalletizers can remove nearly two layers per minute. The equipment can be made of heavy-duty stainless steel, which makes it ideal for food handling. Many of these machines do their work at ground level although high-level depalletizers can reach the ceiling in some cases. Automatic depalletizers are usually operated via a touch screen panel.
When used in conjunction with conveyor belt systems, handling of cans, plastic or glass bottles, composite materials can be almost entirely automated. Storee Construction will install your depalletizers and seamlessly integrate them with your existing conveyor system. If your facility needs it, we can also install, update, or alter your existing conveyors.
Incorporating depalletizers can greatly enhance your existing productivity. But when it comes to installing or upgrading the new equipment, you don’t want it to affect other areas of your production. Storee Construction has decades of experience integrating new equipment into new facilities as well as improving the overall productivity of a plant as well.
We understand how important it is to stay on top of the processes of your business, whether it’s the equipment, the process, or just how you’re utilizing your workforce. Your plant must remain competitive in the manufacturing marketplace, and with our design-build capabilities, you’ll have the tools to do so.
Upgrading your facility can be a massive undertaking. After an initial examination of the building, our engineers work closely with you or your plant manager to create an exhaustive plan for the remodel. We understand any amount of downtime will affect your bottom line, so we make a point to keep disruption to a minimum.
Once our design teams have created a plan that meets your specifications as well as local and state codes and regulations, our construction teams take over. However, you’ll have the same point of contact throughout the process. That’s one of the main benefits of a design-build process.
Manufacturing, Industrial, and Commercial Experts
Since 1966, Storee Construction has been building, upgrading, and updating facilities and plants across a wide-ranging field of clients. We’ve worked with food processors, recreational equipment manufacturers, commercial buildings, and more with their design, engineering, and construction needs.
Although we’re based in Springfield, MO, we’ve worked throughout the Midwest. Our clients appreciate our accessibility and flexibility throughout the project. While we take care of the work that needs to be done in the short term, we also keep an eye on any possible growth or expansion in the future.
Looking to expand your conveyor design to increase productivity, update safety protocols, completely upgrade the electrical system, or move your plant equipment and all? Storee Construction has the manpower, expertise, and resources to get it done. Reach out to see how we can help with your next project, large or small.