The PalletPal Inverter from Southworth inverts fully loaded pallets in a matter of seconds. It is a faster, safer and easier alternative to manual restacking which requires workers to bend, reach, stretch and lift heavy loads, according to the AWFS exhibitor.
“Pallet inversion can be necessary for several reasons including as part of a shipping and receiving process; swapping from in-house to shipping pallets or slipsheets; or to deal with damage to pallets or goods, broken boards or boxes/bags hit by forks,” the company says. “PalletPal Inverters are also commonly used in food, pharmaceutical and chemical processing applications to turn inventory for freshness or to prevent mixtures from separating or settling.
“In operation, a full pallet with a second pallet on top of the load is placed into the inverter where two double acting hydraulic cylinders securely clamp the load. The clamping mechanism features user-adjustable pressure control to assure that lighter loads will not be crushed. A five-button momentary contact pushbutton is used to engage the clamp and also rotate the load either clockwise or counter-clockwise. A 3.-hp motor rotates the load on a heavy-duty turret bearing. Rotation is smooth and can be stopped in any position. Loads can be fully inverted in under 20 seconds.
“Three standard models are available with the largest accommodating loads measuring up to 48” x 48” x 84” and weighing up to 4,400 lbs.”
For more visit booth No. 1416 at AWFS and www.southworthproducts.com.