The newly designed compact plastic case stack de-palletising system from Westfalia Deam Systems is said to de-palletise 3-4 dairy pallets (40" x 40") per minute, each with 9 stacks of empty plastic dairy cases, for a maximum throughput rate of 180 cases per minute. Capable of handling stacks palletised, unitised, or a combination of both, the de-palletiser design utilises a clamp and lift technology unlike a stack pusher typical of other de-palletising systems. This clamp & lift technology maintains full stack control, eliminating stack tipping, which is a major concern for users. All components of the system are constructed of stainless steel materials making this compact Case de-palletising system ideally suited to the wash-down environments found in the dairy, beverage and bakery industries where uniform plastic case stacks are handled.
This de-palletising clamping technology clamps the stacks from the side discharges the empty pallet to an automatic pallet stacker. The side clamps are released and the stacks are gently placed onto chain conveyors. The stacks then travel to a 3 to 1 merge zone and are single lane released to Westfalia Deam De-stacking units capable of handling 12 stacks per minute.
With its modular construction this de-palletising system can be installed quickly and easily into existing empty case receiving areas. Its compact design utilizes a smaller building footprint (approximately 10'x15'), saving space for other dairy needs. The Allen Bradley PLC controls offer Ethernet connectivity and a color HMI (Human Machine Interface) touch screen to provide operators with the latest operating data including diagnostics and error messaging. The entire system, including PLC panels and HMI are IP65 rated for wash down.
Westfalia's de-palletising system handles 16 quart plastic cases on a typical 40" x 40" dairy pallet. With 16 quart cases stacked in a 3 x 3 pattern on a pallet, 27+ stack groups can be de-palletized per minute. For dairies handling only unitised loads, a reduced system with only the chain conveyors, the 3 to 1 merge unit, and the de-stacker would be required. The system is safety protected with a surround safety fence with light curtains on pallet entry points, stack discharge and empty pallet discharge.
As with all Westfalia products, the empty case de-palletising system is thoroughly tested (Factory Automation Tests) before shipping and installation at a client's facility. The system is guaranteed to perform to specifications. Westfalia also offers a complete service / maintenance plan on all equipment to guarantee your peace of mind.