Columbia Machine’s Load Transfer Stations (LTS) have been upgraded with Rockwell Automation’s Allen-Bradley controls. The LTS strips away the pallets or slipsheets from inbound loads and transfers them onto internal-quality pallets or sheets. Booth personnel informed me that they’ve seen “tremendous growth” in LTS sales as a result of FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that mandates higher standards including that manufacturers need to eliminate “dirty pallets within plants,” according to my contact. I learned that one major brand owner purchased 35 of the systems in 2014. Shown is the LTS-C Model.