We designed an installation for the complete process. Our solution includes four lines with positions where the pallets and crates are separated. Each line can de-stack approximately 55 pallets per hour and is able to process multiple crate sizes. In the beginning, however, it has been decided to assign each line its own size.
After the pallets and the crates are separated, the pallets are conveyed to two pallet stackers. The crate destackers always get a full pallet load for processing. The empty crates are aligned and transferred to the existing system of our customer in piles of approximately 500 mm height. If desired, it is possible to destack the crates at different heights.
There were four weeks between the disassembly of the old installation and the commissioning of the new installation. To bridge these weeks without downtime, we provided a position were crates could be put on a conveyor manually. The Carryline chain conveyors used for this purpose were later converted and re-used in the new installation.