The newly designed compact Plastic Case Stack De-Palletizing System from Westfalia Deam Systems can de-palletize 3-4 dairy pallets per minute, each with nine stacks of empty plastic dairy cases, for a maximum throughput rate of 180 cases per minute. Capable of handling stacks that are palletized, unitized, or a combination of both, the Deam De-Palletizer utilizes a clamp and lift technology and not a stack pusher like most other de-palletizing systems. It 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 gently placed onto chain conveyors. The stacks then travel to a 3-to-1 merge zone and are single lane released to Westfalia Deam de-stacking units capable of handling 12 stacks per minute. The clamp and lift technology maintains full stack control, eliminating the concern of stack tipping.
All components of the system are constructed of stainless steel materials making this compact case de-palletizing system suitable for the wash-down environments found in the dairy, beverage, and bakery industries where uniform plastic case stacks are handled.
With its modular construction, this de-palletizing system can be installed quickly and easily into existing empty-case receiving areas. Its compact design utilizes a smaller building footprint of approximately 10x15 feet. The system's Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) offer Ethernet connectivity and a color human-machine interface (HMI) touch screen to provide operators with the latest operating data including diagnostics and error messaging. The entire system, including PLC panels and HMI are IP65-rated for wash down.
Company: Westfalia Technologies
Company URL: www.westfaliausa.com