Many styles of containers for use by a packaging company are supplied by a secondary manufacturer. These often arrive at the facility in bulk form, stacked layer upon layer on a pallet. A depalletizer is required to introduce the containers into the packaging line. The depalletizer sweeps each layer of the bulk shipment onto a mass flow table for further handling.
High Level Depalletizers
A high level depalletizer will sweep containers from the uppermost level of the pallet of containers, indexing to the next layer after each sweep and often automatically loading full pallets, removing protective top layer frames and intermediate tier sheets, and stacking empty pallets.
Low Level Depalletizers
A low level depalletizer will sweep the top layer from the pallet of containers, lower it to production level, and onto the mass flow outfeed table, often automatically loading full pallets, removing protective top layer frames and intermediate tier sheets, and stacking empty pallets.
A semi-automatic depalletizer offers a cost-effective solution for the smaller manufacturer to sweep layers of containers from bulk container pallets. Often, pallet loading, top tier frame, tier sheet and empty pallet removal is conducted manually, utilizing the operator’s standby time.