Pallet tilters from Materials Handling have become invaluable and effortless aids in areas where products have to be moved from wooden pallets to hygienic plastic pallets and would have to be normally restacked by hand such as in the food and pharmaceutical industries. With a pallet 2000kg capacity tilter manual intervention is eliminated and consequently so is the risk of injury.
Pallet tilters consist of a fixed base frame with a tilting frame incorporating a “no crush” retractable platen that automatically lowers onto the top of the load to prevent spillage when tilted. The two sided tilting pallet booth is configured so that the side walls incline to form a V as the booth tilts. When the exchange unit is fully tilted the booth floor automatically rotates back to floor level so the pallet can be safely and simply exchanged by pallet jack or forklift at floor level. All the functions of the tilters can be controlled by an on-board PLC controller in the case of a forklift or when using a pallet jack the operator needs only to press one button to initiate a full cycle.
Thanks to these pallets inverters, cycle times decrease while productivity increases up to 15-20 pallets/hour. The hydraulically actuated “soft” clamp mechanism allows the top layer to be non symmetrical (it could, for instance, have only 1 carton on the top layer). This is not achievable with a pallet inverter as it would be crushed and the load would also dislodge.
Safety guards to 1, 2, or 3 sides & photo eye light beam across opening must be supplied with these tilters ( these are available from Materials Handling as is remote control units if used by forklift operators).