A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. just introduced a new low-cost palletizer that could be a growing craft brewery’s first move out of the world of manual palletizing and into semi-automation.
The photo above is the A-B-C Model 72SA. It is a case palletizer that does all the annoying and taxing work of lifting cases and stacking the pallet. The operator simply positions the cases into the pallet pattern by sliding them from the in-feed conveyor onto the loading table. Once the pallet layer is completed, the operator simply activates the machine either by foot-pad or push-button. The layer is automatically lifted and placed squarely upon the previous layer, and the transfer table returns to the start position for the next layer. High-quality pallet loads are ensured as the machine utilizes a rear-layer retainer plate and two side-layer squaring plates to center the layer squarely on the pallet.
The 72SA is a workhorse machine with a heavy gauge steel frame. The elevator table is counterweighted to ensure smooth transport and supported by crossbar reinforcing beams for reduced case friction. A low friction roller transfer table is available to allow easy handling of heavy and shrink-wrapped cases.
The small footprint of the Model 72SA makes it easy to install on the packaging line. The system may be upgraded to a fully automatic machine if higher speeds are required in the future.
For complete details, visit the A-B-C Packaging Machine Corporation website.