1. PAlleT hAndlInG TechnoloGy
flexIBle And RelIABle hAndlInG In MAnUfAcTURInG And dISTRIBUTIon
2. PAlleT hAndlInG TechnoloGy
flexIBle, RelIABle PAlleT hAndlInG
Pallet handling forms a vital part of all kinds of production and distribution processes. It extends right
through the business process, from receiving of goods and materials up to shipping of finished products or
sorted deliveries. Therefore fast, smooth and efficient handling of pallets is essential for the performance
and reliability of those processes.
Based on our expertise in material handling, Vanderlande Industries can meet your
requirements for handling of pallets. A wide range of conveyors, workstations and automatic
palletising units, such as robots, Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
and Automated Guided Vehicles allows for flexible system configurations. Both horizontal and
vertical sorting can be provided to meet the needs of today’s complex picking and production
Vanderlande Industries’ pallet handling solutions enable careful product handling, including
profile check, weight measurement and optional automatic wrapping and strapping.
Integrated solutions covering every process stage
Vanderlande Industries’ pallet handling solutions cover all stages of the production and
distribution functions, supplying goods where they are needed with maximum efficiency.
our unique support starts from the first concept phase to ensure the optimal solution for
each individual situation. In the operational phase, our lifetime services offering
guarantees performance and ensures the continuity of your key business processes.
3. Goods receiving
flexibility is essential in the goods receiving area. After delivery, incoming goods must be
identified and entered into the Warehouse control System as quickly as possible, so they
can be made available to the production process. Speed and efficiency are maximised by
special, ergonomic order entry workstations (I-point) and robust deposit points.
Various types of (semi)Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems can be integrated for
(temporary) storage of raw materials or (semi)finished products, to buffer products
between processes, for order collection, or before shipment.
Within the just-in-time production environment fast links from one process to the
other are important. Instead of using forklift trucks to handle pallets, this task
can be performed by an automated pallet system ensuring constant capacity, low
noise and careful product handling. Special features, such as ergonomically designed
workstations and easy empty pallet removal, improve the picking performance in
order collection processes.
The use of palletisers and/or robots, if required in combination with an automatic sorting
system, is the key to a fast and flexible palletising process. Additional functions such as
wrapping, label application and weighing can easily be incorporated.
for efficient shipment composition, the system must be able to reliably
sort, sequence and buffer a mix of pallet sizes and weights with total
control over each pallet. This facilitates efficient route planning. Pick-up
can be performed by forklift or hand pallet trucks.
5. PAlleT SySTeMS
foR eVeRy SITUATIon
What every plant manager wants to avoid is pallets getting stuck,
falling or being damaged. Vanderlande Industries pallet handling
equipment is extremely reliable, with a system availability of 99% due
to the modular approach. All controls are integrated in standardised
modules using known and proven functionalities. Pallet systems can
handle a wide range of capacities, from as low as 20 pallets per hour
right up to 300 pallets per hour.
VISIon Warehouse control System
Vanderlande Industries’ VISIonTM Warehouse control System is an
advanced solution that enables real-time monitoring and control of
goods flows in line with actual production or shipment demands.
It fits smoothly into customers’ existing goods management systems,
enhancing overall performance and efficiency by introducing the latest
6. PAlleT hAndlInG fAcTS & fIGUReS
Vanderlande Industries offers a full range of pallet handling
equipment. Both chain and roller conveyors can be used,
depending on the types of pallets to be handled.
• Live roller conveyor
• Chain-driven roller Transfer
• Pneumatic accumulation
• Gravity roller
• Accumulation module
• Twin chain
• Triple chain
• Various transfers
• Turntable roller/chain
• Transfer car roller/chain
• Vertical conveyor (lift) roller/chain entry position load
• Automated stacker cranes
• Man rider cranes or VNA trucks
• Profibus - ASI bus
• Warehouse Control System: VISIonTM
• SCADA (maintenance support tool)
• (De-)palletising robots Accumulation
• Pallet weighing and profile check
• Strapping & wrapping
• Pallet (de-)stackers
• Labelling equipment
This information is subject to change without notice and should not be construed as a commitment on the part of Vanderlande Industries.
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