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Pallet Handling - Pallet Dispenser

By Safetech Pty Ltd
  • Pallet Handling - Pallet Dispenser

Pallet Dispensers provide storage and easy retrieval of empty pallets. Any operation that generates a significant number of empty pallets that are stored for later use is an ideal opportunity for a pallet dispenser.

Benefits

  • No manual handling of pallets
  • No damage to pallets versus other pallet dispenser. The hook tyne dispenser does not grip pallets by crushing the sides - it lifts them in the same way that a forklift or hand pallet truck does.
  • Frees forklift time as retrieval of pallets can be done with a hand pallet truck
  • Stores pallets safely Capacity of 15 or 25 pallets

Hook Tyne Pallet Dispensers
Hook tyne pallet dispenser incorporates four swing in hook tynes mounted to a hopper that raise and lower with the pallet stack. To dispense a pallet the tynes swing into the second bottom pallet and lift the stack, leaving the bottom pallet free to be removed. This design provides flexibility for pallet entry and exit points.

Hook tyne dispensers can accept a pallet stack placed on the floor from one side and dispense individual pallets onto the floor from the other side. It can be loaded or unloaded with forklifts or hand pallet trucks.

This configuration allows the forklift and pedestrian work areas to be separated.

Applications
Any activity that generates empty pallets for later use.
Palletising lines using robotic palletisers.  A separate pallet handling system allows the robot to concentrate on the palletising task.
 
In fibreboard plants where bundles of cartons need to be Palletised.
 
Stand-alone applications where a pallet is dispensed onto the floor. This makes individual pallets available to operators without the need for a forklift.
 
Safety
Placarding of automatic equipment is essential.

Operator and forklift driver training is important to minimise the risk of a mishap.

Limitations
Poor quality or inconsistent pallets are a problem in any automated system. Forklift drivers need to be vigilant and remove bad pallets from the stack before they reach the dispenser

Pallet Dispenser - Side Entry
Pallet dispensers dispense individual pallets onto the floor. This allows an operator with a hand pallet truck to remove pallets from the stack as required eliminating the need for a forklift and driver to remove the pallets.
 
Safetech pallet dispensers have a capacity of 15 or 25 pallets. 
 
How do Pallet Dispensers work?
Side Entry pallet dispensers incorporate a pair of telescoping tynes mounted onto the deck of a hydraulic table. The tynes project out to support and elevate the pallet stack. To dispense a pallet the tynes project into the second bottom pallet. The tynes  lift the stack, leaving the bottom pallet free to be removed. Loading and dispensing happen from the same side.

When used with conveyors pallet stacks can be forked or conveyed into position and the individual pallets dispensed onto the conveyor.

As stand alone units the side entry dispensers can accept a pallet stack placed on the floor and dispense individual pallets onto the floor. This means the pallet stack can be loaded and individual pallets removed using only a hand pallet truck.

Applications
In palletising lines using robotic palletisers. 
 
In fibreboard plants where bundles of cartons need to be palletised.
 
In stand-alone applications where a pallet is dispensed onto the floor. This makes individual pallets available to operators without the need for a forklift.
 

Safety
Placarding of automatic equipment is essential.
 
Operator and forklift driver training is important to minimise the risk of a mishap.
 
Limitations
Poor quality or inconsistent pallets are a problem in any automated system. Forklift drivers need to be vigilant and remove bad pallets from the stack before they reach the dispenser.