When Haigh’s Chocolates identified a logistics issue with its pallets, it turned to CHEP for a solution. CHEP set up an asset management system to reduce Haigh’s administration workload and, in addition, conducts a pallet count every month for the chocolate manufacturer. The new system saves Haigh’s Distribution Centre Supervisor David Elliot hours each week and ensures the company always has enough pallets on hand for its outgoing goods.
Cermex has expanded its range of packaging solutions with the 100% in-house manufacture of slat lane dividers, offering users the option of lane dividers as standalone machines or as part of complete end-of-line equipment.
Autefa Automation has released a palletiser/depalletiser featuring Vacugrip technology that has been designed specifically for handling lightweight containers.
Flexicon has integrated two Swing-Down Bulk Bag Fillers with a pallet dispenser and powered roller conveyors to create a dual bulk bag filling system which allows safe, high-capacity filling of bulk bags of all popular sizes. Programmable controls allow the fillers to operate separately or simultaneously, filling bags of the same size or two different sizes.
The Beumer stretch hood high-performance packaging machine is an effective solution that stacks products on pallets quickly, securely and sustainably. The control system allows automatic detection of different stacking heights and flexible adjustment of the machine to match them.
Symach specialises in customised palletising systems for bags, boxes and crates across a wide range of sectors such as the industrial, chemical, food and agricultural industries. Integrated wrapping machines, rotating arm or turntable for stretch net and film, as well as machines to place protective corners and straps around the finished pallets are also offered.
Cermex has released the VersaFilm range of shrink-wrappers without a sealing bar. The design of the range based on a principle of modular architecture and various technical developments offers advantages in terms of costs and lead times.
Open communication, a collaborative relationship, good customer service and high-quality pallets - these were the criteria Loscam had to meet to win a contract with major beverage company Schweppes Australia.
Driven by OHS concerns and skills shortages, there is an increasing demand for smart solutions that take mixed case palletising in a new and exciting direction. Advances in software, robotics and intelligent storage, buffering and sequencing systems have enabled the development of two innovations designed to reduce the cost and improve the efficiency, productivity and safety of building mixed case pallets.
Technowrapp’s A800 and A800 4E high-speed pallet stretch wrappers are claimed to use as little as 96 g of film per pallet.
OCME has extended its range of palletising machines to include layer forming systems that use manipulators - designed to handle fragile products and multipacks.
SMI palletising systems are dedicated solely to palletising. They are built on a column to achieve high throughputs on a small footprint and are claimed to cost 30 to 40% less than robot hybrids or traditional sweep arm palletisers.
The Rhino 108 pallet wrapper is a reliable and economical solution for medium-volume users.
JMP Australia has released the K-Pal Palletiser which has the advantages of a layer palletiser, combined with the flexibility of a robotic palletiser. It is suitable for handling bulky and unstable packages.
The Autopac 1525RC pallet wrapper can have a remote control facility installed so the whole process of pallet wrapping can be achieved from the forklift driver’s seat. The device continues wrapping automatically while the forklift operator is picking up the next pallet for wrapping. This streamlines the whole process, increasing output capacity and improving efficiency.