How Palletizing Systems Helps Manufacturers Reduce Cost of Ownership
Palletizing systems apply new techniques and technology to increase product productivity and reduce cost. This system uses direct drive automated rotating machinery to produce pallets of various sizes, shapes and textures easily. This method also saves labor cost by reducing the number of man hours required to pack supplies manually.
The main technologies used in palletizing systems are: rack and pinion, screw and slip deck, rack and roll, roller and chain drive, and screw drive. The methodologies used are: parallel spread alignment, cross docking, slip coupling, and parallel spread transfer. The most commonly used equipment for this process are: double slot machines, wire feeders, die head machines, gear couplings, rack and pinion drive machines, rack and pinion drives, wire feeders, and fastener drive machines. When the equipment couplings used are adequate and compatible, there is a high rate of efficiency and productivity.
Palletizing Systems performs at higher levels when compared to manual packaging and processing methods. This is because this technique increases machine tool life thereby reducing service interruptions due to fatigue and repetitive loading. In addition, the equipment allows for better batch sizes because it is able to detect the right fill rate of the raw material during the manufacturing process. Due to the accuracy of this process, it is ideal for industries that require precise measurements and high level of quality control. It greatly improves product quality by eliminating waste and wastage of materials such as water, electricity, and gas. It reduces operational costs by improving the machine tools’ and machine parts’ performance.
Rotary palletizing systems are highly effective when the product being distributed is heavy. The machine aids in the efficient transportation, storage, and handling of highly dense products. This is because the system’s ability to detect the right fill rate increases and the production of products from different manufacturers becomes more consistent. In addition, low voltage motors improve both power transmission and output capability. Power transmission lines are also highly effective with this type of machine tools.
These types of machine tools greatly improve the speed of the distribution process. It also reduces unneeded movements which cause slippage in the objects being transported or handled. Because of its increased accuracy and speed, it enables companies to handle bulk loads more efficiently without manual labor. With its high level of productivity, it helps companies reduce their total cost of ownership, which improves customer satisfaction.
These types of machines help decrease material waste, improve reliability and operational productivity. The increase in efficiency offered by these types of machining systems results in an overall lower cost of ownership. It also results in improved customer satisfaction due to its reduced levels of error and safety risk. The continued development of automated material handling technologies will enable manufacturers to continue to attract new markets. As these machining processes become more accessible to a wider range of customers and companies, the once “hidden” benefit of manual labor will slowly be eliminated and replaced by an automatic solution.