Innovative Pallet Handling
Conveyor Systems Ltd (CSL) was recently asked to come up with a design for a new fully automated lorry loading system, handling full pallets.
The system needed to handle unwrapped wooden CHEP pallets weighing in excess of 1.2t, with throughput of 250 pallets per hour to be presented as pairs, side by side for loading via an existing vehicle loading system.
CSL’s proposal incorporated wide heavy duty tapered roller bends to keep the pallets running continuously, which achieved improved flow and provided the capability to meet the customer’s throughput, whilst accurately presenting the pallets to allow easy loading. Unwrapped pallets are fed onto the CSL system from production via a number of conveyors.
The system includes a powerful vertical lift system to handle two 1.2t pallets, using encoders for accurate positioning.