Westfalia’s compact Plastic Case Stack De-Palletizing System de-palletizes 3 to 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 palletized, unitized, or a combination of both, the de-palletizer design uses clamp and lift technology unlike a stack pusher typical of other de-palletizing systems. It maintains full stack control, eliminating stack tipping.
All components of the system are made of stainless steel materials, making it appropriate for wash-down environments found in the dairy, beverage and bakery industries where uniform plastic case stacks are handled.
The de-palletizing clamping technology clamps the stacks from the side and 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.