Pallet dispenser reduces downtime

Optimum Handling Solutions
Wednesday, 03 February, 2010

Optimum Handling Solutions has installed and commissioned a pallet dispenser at a coatings manufacturer that has resulted in a substantial reduction in the downtime of load-out staff.

Under the previous mode of operation, packaging staff had to wait for a forklift operator to bring an empty pallet each time a loaded pallet was completed.

The Optimum Handling Solutions pallet dispenser allows any of the load-out personnel to take an empty pallet from the pallet dispenser using a hand pallet truck. The 25-pallet magazine stack is replenished by the forklift operator every 40 minutes, reducing the problem of forklift activity in the packing vicinity. The new system has resulted in increased personnel safety.

The pallet dispenser automatically lifts the pallet stack up, releasing the bottom pallet for removal from either the front or rear of the pallet dispenser.

The compact design of the pallet dispenser ensures a small footprint, only slightly larger than the footprint of a standard pallet. The Optimum Handling Solutions Pallet dispenser can be customised to special pallet sizes and pallet stack quantities.

Optimum Handling Solutions also manufactures double pallet dispensers.

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