Depalletizing of heavy metal sheet packages is tortuous and binds resources. With a forklift or overhead crane each package had to be individually exempted from the wooden pallet. For a fast and efficient removal of packages the company Kemper Storatec, Germany, now launches a depalletizing machine for professional use. In this plate turnover device the wood packing is placed upward with a rotary motion and can now be easily removed. Simultaneously with the rotation the sheet package is aligned directly to the required reference point. The machine is available both with loading equipment for pallet system as well as with a link to existing storage systems.
“It is our goal to simplify daily processes with innovative facilities. The depalletizing machine saves time which reduces the cost of metal work in general”, says Helmut Flechtner, CEO of Kemper Storatec, a subsidiary company of the Kemper GmbH from Vreden, Germany.
Flechtner sees an efficient loading of storage systems
The depalletizing machine from Kemper Storatec allows automatic palletising of laminated cores up the large format of 3,000 x1,500 mm. The maximum payload is up to three tons and can be increased by special customer request. Greater formats are available as well.
The operating sequence follows a fully or semi-automatic process: In a hydraulic operated machine the laminated cores will be fixed and rotated by 180 degrees. After that the wood packaging can be removed easily. At the end of the process, which takes about 110 seconds, the lamination lies aligned to the reference edge on the system pallet of the sheet metal store. It is automatically transported into the storage system on the material transport vehicle to supply further processing.
Through a simple reversal of the process outsourcing and palletizing of raw material is possible at any time.
The depalletizing machine has several interfaces to connect with the storage system and the warehouse management. To ensure the safety of employees and materials, the operations are continuously monitored with an extensive network of light sensors. "The protection of man and machine is always our first priority," says Flechtner.
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