Pallet Automation & Conveyor Systems

What are pallet automation & conveyor systems?

Pallet conveyor systems are built to streamline pallet movement and management. Our automation ensures pallets, whether empty or loaded with up to 2 tons, move seamlessly and safety throughout your facility. 

The primary function of a pallet conveyor is to effectively move goods. This could be between production, finishing zones, storage areas, and more. Often they can eliminate the need for manual handling or forklift truck which reduces error and potential injury to your workforce.

They can be installed with complementary equipment like wrappers, strappers, and labellers. All of which are pivotal in progressing towards a fully automated and efficient facility.

The benefits of automating pallet movement

  • Hybrid & full automation: Seamless integration options, whether partial or fully automated, to work effectively with AGVs
  • Smart System integration: Our advanced control systems (WCS) work with the client’s WMS, promoting an intelligent operational approach
  • Increased safety: Reduction in forklift movements for an enhanced safety profile for your facility
  • Optimal labour utilisation: With automated pallet transit, harness the full potential of your workforce, directing labour resources more strategically
  • Consistent pallet movement: Ensure uninterrupted pallet transit and feeds
  • Flexible pallet accumulation: Options for both live and offline pallet accumulation
  • Versatility in handling: Our systems accommodate various pallet and cage weights and sizes
  • Economical maintenance: In the long term, our automated systems are more cost-effective, requiring less upkeep than forklift trucks.

      Our Pallet Conveyor Solutions

      Accumulation roller conveyors

      These systems allow for the temporary storage of pallets by halting or accumulating them in designated zones. This is done without interrupting the flow or requiring a stop in the conveyor line. It ensures a smoother workflow, beneficial in areas with different pallet processing speeds. 

      Whether integrating into production zones, finishing areas, or automated storage/retrieval systems, these conveyors excel in harmonising transitions. Our designs ensure compatibility with both single empty pallets and heavier 2-ton loads. This can offer flexible solutions for modern warehousing needs.

      Pallet Conveyor
      Vertical Elevators

      Elevators and lowerators

      Elevators and lowerators make the most of vertical space and ensure smooth movement of pallets across different levels such as mezzanine floors.

      With our innovative design, they integrate within our conveyor solutions, ensuring pallets transition smoothly, even in height-restricted environments. We can integrate elevators and lowerators within our conveyor solutions, ensuring pallets transition smoothly, even in height-restricted environments.

      Palletisers

      Palletisers arrange goods onto pallets in predefined patterns, so they are ready for distribution or storage. Palletisers integrate with your conveyor systems ensuring an easy transition from production lines to complete pallet loads. 

      Palletisers can maximise storage, increasing throughput, and reducing manual handling risks.

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      Pallet condition checks

      Pallet condition check systems can detect any damages or irregularities in pallets before they enter the automation flow. Our integrated systems ensure that only pallets in prime condition progress through the conveyor system. This proactive approach safeguards the goods and prevents potential system disruptions while also reducing health and safety risks.

      By automatically assessing and filtering out compromised pallets, operational efficiency is enhanced, reduce manual oversight, and ensure the longevity of both products and the automated system itself.

      Chain Conveyors

      Chain Conveyors are powered chains set in tracks. They are engineered to transport heavier loads, like substantial pallets, with ease and precision.

      Whether directing goods between production zones or streamlining pathways to storage areas, they are incredibly versatile and work well with other equipment, like palletisers and wrappers.

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      Pallet Automation & Conveyor Systems FAQs

      How versatile are conveyor solutions for different pallet sizes?

      Highly versatile! We cater to most pallet and cage sizes and weights, ensuring consistent and smooth operations irrespective of the load.

      What's the advantage of opting for automated storage/retrieval alongside conveyors?

      Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) combined with our conveyors provide a fully integrated solution, maximising storage space, ensuring quicker retrieval times, and streamlining the entire logistics process.

      Do you provide maintenance services for installed conveyor systems?

      Yes, in addition to our state-of-the-art systems having lower maintenance requirements, we also offer maintenance services to ensure your conveyors run optimally.

      How do pallet condition checks enhance the conveyor system?

      By automatically assessing and filtering out compromised pallets, we prevent potential disruptions and damages, ensuring a smoother flow and longer lifespan for the system and the products.

      Can I get a customised solution for my specific needs?

      Certainly. We pride ourselves on offering modular solutions for general needs and bespoke designs tailor-made for specific requirements.

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      Creating relationships that last

      We are proud to have completed installations over more than 25 years for many major organisations. We have forged strong relationships and continue to provide automation solutions through ongoing maintenance or follow-on projects. Constantly working with our customers to meet and exceed their needs.

      “I have found working with CSL the ideal partnership, they understood the brief and worked closely with CEF to ensure the design met all of the criteria. The support from start to finish was excellent. The project ran smoothly from start to finish. The system has made our new warehouse very efficient and allowed us to increase the throughput”  

      Craig Marks

      Divisional Manager, CEF Online

      “As this was a new facility it was difficult to visualise the conveyor system prior to the mezzanine floor installation, but CSL provided a detailed 3D drawing which included both the mezzanine and the conveyors which brought clarity to this. The install process was smooth and the end results have allowed us to increase control, flexibility & volumes”

      Dan Corrigan

      Head of Logistics & Operations Dev, Wiggle

      “We have worked with CSL previously and after many years of reliable operation we decided to use CSL again to design, supply and carry out the installation. As with the last system the benefits became almost immediately evident” 

       

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      Logistics, NHS

      We design, install and maintain conveyor systems

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