Inline Pallet changers: Optional for logistics lines

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Our team is always looking for solutions that improve the life of the warehouse to optimize the production of human resources but also to create a safe and quality environment.

This is why Top Industries Inc machines can be customized according to the products and operations you want to do. This makes them versatile and cutting-edge machines. The options can be added to the inline pallet changers (pallet transfer systems) to facilitate other warehouse operations.

Multifunctionality thus becomes a characteristic element of our pallet changers. Let’s see the options offered by Top Industries Inc:

Optional for inline pallet changers:

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  • AUTOMATIC FILM CUTTING STATION
  • FILM WINDING STATION
  • LOAD SHAPE AND POSITION CONTROL SYSTEM
  • EMPTY PALLETS AUTOMATIC STACKER
  • WEIGHING STATION
  • AUTOMATIC CENTERING SYSTEM
  • FLOOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

AUTOMATIC FILM CUTTING STATION

To keep the pallet anchored to the load and make it more stable, everything is usually wrapped with a plastic film which can represent an obstacle for the pallet change operation (see film wrapping station)

The automatic film cutting station eliminates the use of sharp objects by the operator, reducing the risk of accidents and maximizing line performance.

The plastic wraps the load and the pallet is cut on the side and under the base of the pallet, preparing it for the subsequent pallet change operations.

The operation is carried out safely, making the automatic film cutting station the most requested option in logistics lines.

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LOAD SHAPE AND POSITION CONTROL SYSTEM

Thanks to the photoelectric sensors, it is possible to check the correct positioning of the load on the pallet before it enters the logistics line. This is important in order not to alter the shape of the product and to ensure that out-of-shape products do not damage the pallet changer or the product itself.

The load shape and position control system checks for any protrusions or piles of badly positioned products, weight, size, height and degree of inclination. The PLC of the line thus receives important information for the subsequent pallet changing phases.

At the base of automatic warehouses, there are the standardization of loads so centering the load in the ensures greater stability during transport or movement in the warehouses

PALLET CHANGER SHAPE CONTROL & LOAD DETECTION

FILM WRAPPING STATION

Years of collaboration with the packaging sector have given Top Industries Inc the opportunity to implement logistics systems with film wrapping station.

The film wrapping station allows the product to block the pallet with a film / film that wraps both in order to make them stable.

This avoids the decentralization of the goods from the pallet allowing greater safety and stability of the product.

This allows to maximize the performance of the line by reducing the risk of accidents allowing to adopt high solutions in the field of stretch film.

Top Industries Inc optionals collaborate with each other. With this option, the automatic film cutting station can come into play.

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AUTOMATIC PALLET STACKERS

The management of the single pallet after the pallet change operation is important for efficient automation and to ensure high performance.

Our automatic pallet stackers allow the correct management, translation, and correct positioning of the single pallet from the pallet changing station.

Thanks to the automation of mechanisms, it is possible to stack stacks of uniform pallets with different sizes. The pallet stacker can be adjusted according to the size of the pallets.

They can be equipped with a buffer station to increase storage capacity, allowing you to handle up to 20 pallets. Top Industries Inc warehouses are available in the loading / unloading version of the stack from the outside by means of a trans-pallet or forklift or managed directly from the line.

It will automates your pallet changers, reducing the risk of accidents, making it one of the most requested options in the automatic pallet handling system.

Thanks to their compactness, pallet warehouses do not clutter and interact perfectly with automatic pallet handling system.

The automatic stackers for empty pallets equipped with optional pallet presence detection alerts the operator when they need to be emptied or when the pallets are running out.

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WEIGHING STATION

To control withdrawals and deposits, Top Industries Inc is able to interact with load weighing systems thanks to the weighing cells integrated with advanced software coordinated with the company’s internal software. It will thus be possible to have complete traceability of the loads.

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AUTOMATIC CENTERING SYSTEM

The product must be centered on the pallet to make sure that in the pallet change operation the product is repositioned in the same position.

The automatic centering system can be electric or pneumatic. The pallet centering operation is as follows:

1-  When the pallet arrives with the product not centered, the centering system blocks the pallet

2-  The product is divided from the original pallet according to the operation that the machine can perform

3-  The original pallet is replaced by the operator with the new pallet

4-  The new pallet is centered correctly thanks to the automatic centering system

5-  The product can be centered and then positioned correctly on the new pallet

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 SLIP SHEET DISPENSER

To prevent damage and product slipping, paper interlayers are increasingly used.

Inserted between the load and the pallet, the interlayers or slip sheets can be made of cardboard, paper or non-slip materials.

Stronger slip sheets are used in place of pallets in shipments requiring volume savings.

The optional pitch management system eliminates the use of the operator by automating and maximizing the performance of the load tranfer systems.

Our systems are designed and ensured by our team of engineers who provide the best technology while always remaining at the forefront.

Top Industries Inc solutions collaborate with each other, the management of the pitch positioning is managed by special arms with robotic suction cups, suction or coupling systems capable of retaining and / or transferring the pitch according to the need.

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AUTOMATIC LABELING SYSTEM 

A reader complete with camera reads the codes of the labels at the entrance of the line, the information is transferred to the PLC which processes and transforms it according to the type of pallet changed.

This optional Top Industries Inc is able to interact with multiple company management systems, automation reducing manual errors in label management and maximizing line performance.

This data facilitates the management of the labeled product by providing important information of the load and of the product making it traceable for any future need.

Pallet changer integrated label management

ERGONOMIC ARMS / POLES FOR RESET AND CYCLE START

For reset and start cycles, our logistics systems can be equipped with ergonomic arms / poles complete with remote control that allow the operator to manage the control panel without getting off the forklift.

Thanks to these arms, the efficiency of logistics increases by reducing the risk of accidents and facilitating the operator’s movements by reducing them to a minimum.

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CUSTOM DETAILS

Top Industries Inc’ machines can be customized in material such as stainless steel, galvanized steel, etc., in colors, in the degree of waterproofing and dust resistance, from the “Fortress lock system” key system, to customized electrical systems with combed cables.

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