Palletizer & Depalletizer Applications
Conventional and robotic palletizers and depalletizers have become indispensable for automating labor-intensive tasks in modern manufacturing, distribution and fulfillment operations. Honeywell Intelligrated’s breadth of palletizing equipment and decades of industry experience provide best-fit palletizing solutions designed to address today’s demanding production and fulfillment requirements.
Manufacturers rely on flexible, end-of line palletizing systems to build stable pallet or unit loads and adapt to ever-changing packaging trends. Alvey® palletizers from Honeywell Intelligrated deliver superior package handling, pattern forming flexibility, and the reliability needed to keep pace with today’s increasing production and throughput requirements.
When it comes to handling raw materials in manufacturing facilities — such as with empty jars or bottles — manufacturers often integrate depalletizers to quickly unload bulk materials in secondary processes that support production line efficiencies. These environments also utilize advanced robotic tooling to enable the flexibility needed to handle a variety of separator sheets and boards, per each manufacturer’s unique requirements.
Distribution and Fulfillment
Distribution and fulfillment centers utilize palletizing solutions in critical storage, retrieval and shipping processes. Robotic depalletizers are especially well-suited for applications where pallets must be broken down quickly on receipt in preparation for single- or mixed-case order fulfillment. Offering the flexibility to handle a wide range of product types and profiles, depalletizers are integrated into processes that allow product to be inducted into a sub-system of some kind, such as an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) or a sortation conveyor system.
Palletizers are essential in order fulfillment processes that require building pallets with multiple products or packaging types. These systems offer the flexibility to enable efficient store replenishment or palletizing “labels-out,” retail-ready display loads.
Distribution and fulfillment operations often utilize sortation systems to sort product to specific shipping lanes where the palletizing of mixed or consolidated loads takes place. This process typically requires some form of robotic and/or conventional palletizing technology with the flexibility to handle a diverse product range, including totes, at high speeds.
Honeywell Intelligrated provides a full range of scalable palletizing equipment that delivers the speed, productivity and flexibility needed in manufacturing and distribution operations. Industry-leading Alvey robotic palletizing solutions are designed to solve the most challenging palletizing problems, including the abilities to pick single cases, rows or entire layers. Our palletizer and depalletizer capabilities include:
- Conventional palletizers and depalletizers
- Robotic palletizers and depalletizers (with end-of-arm robotic tooling)
- Hybrid palletizing solutions
- Pallet load stackers
- Pallet dispensers
- Pallet conveyors