Case palletizer gains new options, features
Sep 1, 2004 12:00 PM
FKI Logistex announces new design and interface options for the Alvey 780 case palletizer. Suited for single-line applications in the food and consumer goods industries, the Alvey 780 uses high-level infeed and right-angle pattern formation to achieve pattern flexibility. Close-center rollers and a bi-parting apron also give the 780 the ability to handle a variety of case and pallet sizes. Its compact footprint is designed for facilities where space is at a premium.
A recirculating row pusher is one of several new options offered on the 780. This feature improves case flow and allows higher palletizing capacities with rates up to 45 case-feet per minute. It is offered as an alternative to the standard reciprocating row pusher.
Another option to increase capacity when handling short loads or large cases is a new high-speed hoist. In keeping with the 780's already quiet operation, hoist-generated noise has been further reduced by improvements throughout the hoist drivetrain.
Also new is an optional pattern generation utility, which lets the user create new stacking patterns through the 780's user interface. A pattern timing utility, offering the ability to tune existing patterns, is now standard.
The 780 is RFID-enabled, giving it various capabilities such as changing patterns on the fly, managing end-of-run clearing, and tracking production and inventory information.
For more information, phone FKI Logistex Mfg Systems at 314-993-4700.
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