Stack Palletizer PA14 and Stacker KST5

The Versatile Duo for Limited Space Situations


Use and Application

Within limited space situations the fully automatic stacking and palletizing unit is the first choice for the flexible handling of all market formats. The slimly designed Stacker KST5 proves itself to be economical and mainteance friendly when it comes to stacking plastic cases, meat crates and nestable carton trays or ones with stacking corners or mixed pallet commissioning. It can also stack cartons and trays or bakery baskets without pallets. Necessary product and format changeovers are software controlled and require no tools. The Stack Palletizer PA14 is ideally suited for palletizing pre-stacked containers and the upstream shuttle system allows for collecting different product stacks and creating mixed product pallet loads.


Function

Each KST5 stacks the product in the form of a tower and buffers them in stack lanes which are aligned to the production lines. After four stacks or two stack pairs have been formed they are grouped into a single unit to be loaded onto pallets.The case stacks are transferred from the  KST5  onto the sliding apron of the PA14. The sliding apron moves over the empty pallet and the stacks are then lowered onto it. An electrically driven side compression prevents the stacks from falling over and positions them exactly. With the use of an optional supplementary compression it is possible to palletize smaller formats such as 8 or 6 stacks.


Advantages

• Economic and maintenance friendly articulated arm robot alternative

• Flexible plastic case and carton tray stacking heights   

• Changeover times for gripper and format parts are eliminated due to automatic format changeovers

• Unit performance can be expanded through additional stackers

• Use of Euro pallets, Duesseldorfer half pallets, and industrial pallets