Previously, palletising was done manually at the end of each production line, and the cases transferred by pallet truck some 50m through a busy operational area to the warehouse.
As the packing hall area was restricted, Astec designed a system to automatically merge different case sizes from various production lines into one line, using zero line pressure zone-controlled powered roller conveyors.
Astec introduced a spiral conveyor for continuous, smooth vertical transfer of product to a high level. This has a 2m2 space-saving footprint, low maintenance requirements and long life.
The spiral feeds onto a high-level powered roller system to the warehouse, eventually declining down a belt conveyor onto a gravity roller section for manual sortation and palletising.
The system has cut labour costs and pallet truck operations.
Contact: Astec Conveyors