Dematic ’s new ErgoPall is a high performance system designed to meet OH&S requirements in environments that involve highly repetitive tasks or heavy goods handling.
Occupational Health and Safety is a major issue for every business; the ErgoPall system enables operators to ergonomically build mixed product pallet loads while eliminating the lifting effort.
ErgoPall incorporates clever sequencing software that delivers cases to operators in the order they need.
The operator then simply slides the cases into position onto the empty pallet which is positioned at an ergonomic height.
Lifting is virtually eliminated and as each layer of cases is completed, the pallet is automatically lowered, allowing assembly of the next layer to begin at the same comfortable height, significantly improving safety and throughput.
When the build is complete, the pallet is automatically stretch-wrapped as it is lowered through the mezzanine floor with a lift, ensuring a stable, conveyable pallet load.
With the flexibility of being able to run a station with one or two operators at a time - each handling around 800 items per hour – the automatic palletising system provides considerably faster palletising rates compared to conventional manual palletising.