Finding the Best Depalletizer (Part 1)

Finding the Best Depalletizer

Quality depalletizers can make vast impact on your production speeds, labor cost reductions and increase your company’s profit margins. Depalletizers automate the transfer of products (containers, bottles, jars, cans, cases etc.) from pallet stack to an accumulator table and discharge conveyor with no human intervention in the case of fully automatic depalletizers and minimal human intervention in the case of semi-automatic depalletizers. By automating these processes labor costs are greatly reduced and faster rates of product handling can be achieved. Different machine floor plan configurations should be considered to best suit your company’s application, available floor space and ease of access to the depalletizer and surrounding equipment.

OMS Depalletizers

OMS low level depalletizers are available in semi-automatic and fully automatic models. Low level depalletizers allow the machine to reside at ground level, eye level, which keeps personnel from having to access stairwells and scaffolds at above ground level. Fully automatic systems complete with empty pallet stacking, pallet sheet removal, layer sheet removal and picture frame removal render the highest efficiency. Our depalletizers have shuttle indexing of the pallet stack which allows for each product layer to be positioned before removal transfer. Unlike other systems that use gripper heads or vacuum heads our system is superior in that the product layer is retained in five positions. The layer resides on our “transfer plate” fully supported at all times, each side of the layer: front, rear, left side and right side are retained throughout the layer transfer process until the layer is delivered at the accumulator table. This approach has been proven to generally eliminate the possibility of falling products from the pallet load for both Depalletizers and Palletizers.

OMS high level depalletizers are also available in semi-automatic and fully automatic models. High level depalletizers generally take less floor space but require stairwells, access scaffolding and conveyor lowerators. Similarly to the OMS low level the product layer is retained on all four sides but remains on top of the next sequential product layer sheet until the layer is delivered on the accumulator table.

To Be Continued (Part 2)