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Pallets are a form of material handling and movement equipment that have been a part of industrial operations for nearly 100 years. Originally made of wood, they have been modernized and improved to meet the needs of modern manufacturing. The placement of products and items on pallets was once a manual process performed by workers at the end of a production line, but has been improved over the years to be more efficient. Read More…

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Grand Rapids, MI  |  616-942-6504

Moller North America is committed to customer satisfaction. Our line of products ranges from bagging, conveying, palletizing, to stretch-hooding, stretchwrapping and shrinkwrapping a variety of products. Contact us today to for all of your packing, palletizing, and protection needs.

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Mollers North America Inc $$$

Indianapolis, IN  |  317-787-9421

American-Newlong is the world's leading manufacturer of automated, open-mouth bag packaging and closing systems and equipment. We offer a wide range of filled bag sewing machines, automatic bag heat sealers, robotic bag palletizers, bag making machines and semi-automated and automated bag packaging equipment that weigh, pack, close, check weigh, distribute, and palletize.

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American-Newlong, Inc. $$$

Carol Stream, IL  |  630-283-8980

Trust Frain Industries for all your packaging equipment! We offer a variety of packaging equipment including stretch wrapper machines, filling machines, wrappers, shrink wrap machines, and more! We guarantee that all Frain machines will work for you so that you can work less!

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Frain Industries, Inc. $$$

Las Vegas, NV  |  833-472-9466

We’ve designed, engineered and built automated packaging machines since 1991. From weighing, filling, bagging, flow wrapping and labeling to cartoning, tray forming, case packing and palletizing, we can provide the machine or complete turnkey system you need to increase productivity.

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Paxiom Group $$$

College Station, TX  |  979-217-1480

Since 1978, Tinsley Equipment Company has specialized in the sales and manufacture of bulk material handling and processing equipment such as bag filling machines, vibrating tables, food coating equipment, industrial mixers, palletizing robots, magnetic separators, conveyors, feeders, and vibratory screens.

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Tinsley Equipment Company $$$

Villard, MN  |  320-554-3611

Massman Automation Designs, LLC was founded in 1994 to give our customers a better packaging alternative. Meet your entire pouch packaging equipment needs through Massman. Our bagging machines come in horizontal form, fill and seal machines. Among the products we have available are standard pillow pack, gusset (stand up and large standup) and re-sealable zipper pouch styles.

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Massman Automation Designs, LLC $$$

Grand Prairie, TX  |  817-860-7225

For over 40 years, Visual Packaging Group, Inc. has led the packaging industry. All of our equipment is built to the highest quality and reliability standards. Our commitment is one of constant improvement, innovation and complete customer satisfaction. Our full line of products includes heating and impulse type clamshell sealing machines, skin packaging machinery and die cutting machines.

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Visual Packaging Corp. $$$

Portland, OR  |  503-353-7388

TopTier is the preferred vendor for over 800 consumer packaged goods manufacturers with sales throughout North America and select countries worldwide. TopTier manufactures palletizers exclusively and serves both Fortune 1000 and mid-size companies. Contact us today for more information!

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TopTier Palletizers $$$
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As with many of the processes of manufacturing, the method of loading pallets has been automated by palletizers, which automatically sort, transfer, and stack products, or goods. The development of palletizers was a necessary innovation to meet the needs of high-volume production.

What is a Palletizer?

Automated palletizers provide load stability, convenience, and faster load movement. The process of manually placing boxes and materials on pallets was time consuming, costly, and inefficient. Manual labor became incapable of meeting the needs of high-volume production and produced undo stress on workers.

The development of the palletizer has improved productivity and enhanced material handling while efficiently and effectively loading finished products onto pallets. The process of the palletizer requires a connection with the assembly process, which involves a conveying system of rollers or belts.

As products come down the conveying system, the palletizer picks up the items with a crane, scoop, arm, or other form of mechanism and places them on a pallet. For the process to function smoothly, the items to be loaded may be required to be of a uniform shape and size though advanced robotic systems are capable of handling incongruous shapes and configurations.

Each item is neatly stacked on the pallet accounting for weight, size, and item configuration. Once the pallet is full, it is electronically wrapped and removed to make room for the next load.

Types of Palletizers

There are several factors that are used to group and categorize palletizers. Though the function of each type is similar, the methods used to accomplish their function varies according to the products, items, and packaging of the items to be loaded. One method of grouping palletizers is by their location and level of automation. Classifications include robotic, low and high level, and in-line.

Robotic palletizers can be automatic or semi-automatic and are placed between a pallet dispenser and the conveying system. The placing of the items is accomplished by a hydraulic robotic arm that lifts the load and places it on the pallet. The difference between low and high level palletizers is the location where they receive the load. With low level, the load is received on the ground with the load for high level being received above the ground. Either type can be automated or semi-automated depending on the needs of the process.

In-line palletizers receive a complete load before shifting it to the pallet. A row of the product comes down the conveying system and is collected. Once the line is full, the row is shifted to the pallet to make room for the next row. This can also be achieved with suction cups that collect items as they arrive and hold them until they have a full load.

Benefits of Palletizers

The central concern of industrial operations is speed and efficiency, which can provide the ability to manufacture and move products in a short amount of time. The introduction of palletizing has significantly improved the time and effectiveness of production methods, adding an important step forward for industrial operations.

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