6 distinctive downstream packaging systems at ProMat: Page 3 of 6

By Rick Lingle in End-of-Line Systems on April 08, 2015

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.


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