Palletising & De-Palletising

CFF Systems Ltd
Aetna Group UK
Manufacturers of packaging machinery,filling equipment, palletisers and automatic pallet handling systems


Pallet Forming, Dismantling and Securing machines are packaging machines that assemble or dismantle pallet loads of products, groups of packages or rigid containers on a pallet, with little or no manual intervention, and secure the load on the pallet for security and stability during transportation.

Modern warehousing and distribution methods mean just about every sector uses pallets for storage and transport of their products. It is now common to see bricks and sacks of sand and cement being transported to their point of use on a pallet secured by a plastic film stretched or shrunk around the load.

A recent application for this type of machinery has been to form the retail-ready pallets, mini-pallets and dollies which supermarkets are now demanding for fast-moving product lines not only to minimize the use of transit packing materials but also reduce the amount of labour needed in store to prepare products ready for sale.

Just as technology has been developed to load and secure pallets in high volume environments, machines to de-palletise or unload full pallets of rigid containers or crates have also been developed to automate the front of end of production lines.

For safety, brand image, security and weather protection reasons, various kinds of pallet load securing systems have been created. So, for example, corrugated cases of whisky or other high value spirits are secured by an all-enveloping film of plastic material, including a top sheet to make it as hard as possible to break into the load and to ensure that products are not spoiled if they are left out in the rain; while other, less valuable and more durable products can be secured by a simple horizontal strap.

Common Terminology

  • Pallet Loading
  • Pallet Wrappers
  • Stretch Wrapping
  • Pallet Loaders
  • Stretch Wrappers
  • Pallet Forming
  • Pallet Dismantling
  • Pallet Securing
  • Stretched Wrapped Pallets