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Palletising Loading Machines

Palletizing Machines
Packaging machines that form pallet loads or loading units e.g. dollies of groups of packages or rigid containers.
Low Level Palletizing Machine
Palletiser which forms a layer of packages at one level, usually at low level, which is then transferred by clamping and then pushing the layer onto a stripper plate. Once loaded the stripper plate is raised or lowered to the appropriate level before the stripper plate is moved over the pallet. The layer is than transferred onto the pallet by holding the layer clamps in position while the stripper plate is withdrawn. The pallet remains at the same level while the load is being formed. Low level palletisers are suitable for palletizing all types of group packages and some individual packs to form retail-ready packs and have the advantage that most mechanisms are accessible from floor level. However these palletisers take up more floor area than other designs of palletiser.
Low Level Lift-Off Palletiser
Low level palletiser which transfers the layer of products from the forming position to the pallet by gripping them lifting them and then lowering them onto the pallet.
This type of palletiser is used for forming pallets of empty bottles where bottles are typically gripped using pneumatic devices; for palletizing empty steel cans where a magnetic head is used to lift the cans and for palletizing crates and kegs which are lifted using an arrangement of retractable hooks.
High Level Palletising Machine
Palletiser that forms layers of packages at one level, usually high level and transfers them onto a pallet which is raised or lowered as the load is formed.
High level palletisers are suitable for palletizing all types of group packages at medium and high speeds and have the advantage that because the layers are formed above the pallet conveyors that they take up less floor area than other palletisers with a similar output.
High Level Lift Off Palletiser
High level palletiser that transfers the load by gripping and lifting the layer.
This type of palletiser is used for forming pallets of empty bottles where bottles are typically gripped using pneumatic devices and for palletizing empty steel cans where a magnetic head is used to lift the cans. The same basic technique is also used for palletizing crates and kegs which are lifted using an arrangement of hooks.
Multi-Position Palletiser
Palletiser in which several pallets of different products are formed at the same time. In some designs layers of packages are formed in one position and then transferred to the appropriate pallet stack, while in others layers of products are formed in several positions. In some designs the pallets remain in one position while they are being formed while in others the pallets are moved to and then away from the layer loading position.
Multi-position palletisers are suitable for palletizing all types of group packages and are used to palletise products from several relatively slow production lines.
Robot Palletiser
Palletiser, frequently based on a multi-axis industrial robot, which can be programmed in a number of ways to form a pallet load. The packages may be moved individually, in rows or complete layers while the pallet remains in one position. Robot palletisers will typically be similar in layout to a low-level palletiser but can also be in the form of a multi-position palletiser. Robot palletisers are suitable for low and medium speed applications.
Column Palletiser
Palletiser that creates stacks of packages which are then transferred to pallets as a group. These machines are typically only used for handling crates.
Gantry palletiser
Palletiser that comprises a gantry supporting a pick and place device which can be programmed in a number of ways to form a pallet load. The group packages may be moved individually, in rows or complete layers while the pallet remains in one position. Gantry palletisers will typically be similar in layout to a low-level palletiser but can also be in the form of a multi-position palletiser. Gantry palletisers are suitable for low and medium speed applications.
Sack palletiser
Palletiser specifically adapted to palletise sacks, which may work using the low-level, high-level, low-level lift-off, robot or gantry principles.