Pallet Changer

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  • Product Code: Pallet Changer
  • Manufacturer: Premier
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Product Info

Pallet Changer

The Premier Pallet Changer in South Africa offers the latest concept in pallet transfer with a totally "hands-free" alternative to conventional inverters. The idea has been around since the early 1990's but is now the most refined it has ever been. Before there was a limit to the type of load it could handle, this has improved with new advancements which are opening up more opportunities for the pallet changer. The operating principle of the Pallet Changer begins with the pallet being held and the load itself being contained by a top clamp and two moving sidewalls. The machine tips back to a position beyond 90° at which point the goods need to rest on their side with just side and top support. Now the loading table of the machine is released and the pallet only is returned to ground level. It is released and can be exchanged by an available pallet truck. The system then goes through its next phase to bring the stack upright on its new pallet.

how pallet changer works

More about Pallet Changers

The system is relatively complex and therefore has to run on a plc controlled auto-sequence. This in turn means the need for full fixed and photo electric guarding. There is always a manual override for each function. The Pallet Changer is not a low-cost machine and so far most buyers have come from the pharmaceutical industry where budgets are less restricted than in general warehousing. The application with drug companies is always the need to switch goods to and from hygienic in-house pallets. The benefits are that workers are not required to lift the pallet manually. With some weighing over 25kgs, this would otherwise need to be a 2 person operation. It also avoids the risk of pallets being dropped on feet or causing splinters in hands.

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Pallet Changer Specifications
Standard Model
Jaw opening 2.05m MAX; 0.60m MIN

Load table with grippers to handle pallets 800,1000 or 1200mm wide

Load capacity 1500 kgs
Power supply 3ph 400v 20A
Motor size 4kw
Weight 1800 kgs
Controls Fully auto-sequenced control with manual override, touch screen operated from console at the front of the machine.

Operating space with floor fixed guards on 3 sides
3.03m wide x 4.82m deep x 2.75m high.

Guarding 2m high floor fixed guards to 3 sides with photo-electric safety beams at the front.

Standard dimensions 2.16m x 2.50m x 2.35m + separate guards