3 ergonomic solutions for lower-speed palletizing operations

By Rick Lingle in Palletizer on May 10, 2016

Three semi-automatic, ergonomic-driven palletizing solutions are engineered to solve palletizing challenges for manual and semi-automatic end-of-line packaging operations.

 

End-of-line growing pains happen regardless of company size and that doesn’t mean that smaller operations have only small problems. We have assembled a shortlist of three interesting new options that will help optimize your palletizing efforts for those situations where “as is” isn’t getting the job done and that also ergonomically improve worker safety.

Ergonomics is best when the device or operation is capable of adjusting to the worker rather than the other way around, which is the idea behind Presto Lifts’ P3 All-Around Spring Level Loader. It improves the efficiency of pallet loading and unloading operations while using no power, electrical or pneumatic.

A system of heavy-duty springs automatically lower or raise a pallet as weight is added or removed, enabling the system to maintain the top layer of boxes at a comfortable position. A turntable ring on top of the unit allows the user to rotate the load so he or she can remain in the same position throughout the loading or unloading process, which eliminates the need to even walk around the pallet.

A compact base design allows workers unobstructed access to loads. All components fit within the diameter of the turntable ring, so the worker can stand up close to the unit at any position around the ring. It accommodates loads from 400 to 4,500 lbs.

 

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