A-B-C’s new stainless steel palletizer is the solution for harsh plant environments with high humidity or moisture or corrosive factors caused by some foods, beverages, chemicals, fertilizers and feeds. It is washdown safe with components to NEMA 4X specifications and stainless steel construction.
“This palletizer is designed to reduce operating costs for packagers with corrosive plant environments as it is built to withstand harsh operating conditions with minimum maintenance,” said Bryan Sinicrope, VP sales and marketing of A-B-C Packaging Machine Corporation. “Where plant conditions are corrosive, traditional machine life can be limited, and this palletizer is the solution. It is also designed for plants with wash-down requirements. This palletizer provides a high speed solution with case palletizing speeds to 50 cases/minute and bag palletizing speeds to 4 layers per minute.”

The Model 72AGSS is built for performance with a heavy gauge frame that is welded and bolted for maximum strength and durability. The elevator table is reinforced with crossbar beams to eliminate load stress and the table edges are gently tapered to ensure stable layer transfer. The table is counterweighted to eliminate drive motor stress. Vertical transfer of the elevator table is powered by variable frequency motor drive that eliminates hard starts and stops that can cause component wear.

The Model 72AGSS is a low level palletizer that is built for increased speed capability with continuous feed and layer accumulation during sweep transfer. Each layer is squared before transfer to the pallet to ensure secure palletloads, and a tapered transfer table enables Depending on the case and pallet configuration, it can palletize up to 50 cases per minute.  This palletizer runs cases, bags, trays, totes, or multipacks in multiple pallet patterns, all pre-programmed for quick changeover.




Pallet dispenser ensures optimum palletizing efficiency

The Model 601 Pallet Dispenser with a novel side-clamp design that grips and lifts the entire stack to allow the bottom pallet to feed independently from the stack to the palletizing station. This design is proven to enhance palletizing efficiency, as it allows the dispenser to run pallets with protruding nails or loose boards, while minimizing further pallet damage and eliminating handling concerns during warehousing and shipping.

The side clamp design is a superior handling method, compared to traditional hydraulic dispensers that use a pusher ram to strip pallets from the bottom of the stack, which can cause additional damage to imperfect pallets.

This compact, self-contained unit offers a solid steel frame with barrier guarding, a heavy-gauge, chain-driven pallet handling mechanism, and motorized lift and clamp devices, providing 1000 lb. lift capacity and maximum 15 pallet load. Operation is automatic, with up to 3 pallets per minute fed upon signal or command. The electric motor drive is precisely controlled by an Allen-Bradley Micrologic PLC.

Offering maximum versatility, this unit operates with any packaging machine requiring automatic pallet feed, including case, bag, and robotic palletizers, large tote and super sack fillers; it can also operate as an empty pallet stacker/accumulator at the outfeed of case or bulk depalletizers. It is designed to fit all palletizer and depalletizer styles, and is equipped with chain pallet feed conveyor (roller conveyor is also available.) Two versions are offered, for small or large pallets.



Case sealers with high visibility, easy access guard doors offers advantages

Gull wing style guard doors are an option on A-B-C case erectors and sealers, offering a winning combination of security and accessibility. Manufactured of painted steel with clear, polycarbonate inserts, the doors enclose the machine and are electrically interlocked to stop operation when opened, protecting plant personnel.

These guard doors offer several advantages: They do not require lower guide tracks that can accumulate debris and become difficult to open, and they allow complete access all machine components when opened.

When machine access is required, the doors glide overhead, eliminating the need to plan additional plant floor space that is required for hinge-style doors. The clear, high visibility panels facilitate observation of machine operation from any angle. Conveniently positioned side-mounted handles enable quick and easy guard door release.



Depalletizer features anti-static container discharge for smooth handling of lightweight plastic containers

Lightweight barrier plastic and PET containers affected by static electricity can become “sticky” causing them to adhere to each other, hampering container transport and single filing. To eliminate this production line challenge, A-B-C Packaging offers an anti-static container discharge for the company’s Model 108 bulk depalletizer with features that dissipate built-up electrostatic charge and prevent static electricity from causing production line delays in container handling and single filing when running lightweight plastic containers. A low friction mattop style conveyor is utilized to transport bottles from the sweep-off through mass discharge. Guide rails are crafted of low friction material to prevent bottle contact from transferring an electrostatic charge. The sweep bar is machined from high impact plastic to ensure gentle handing and positive transfer.

A-B-C’s Model 108 bulk depalletizers are built with many features to ensure optimum container stability, including a mechanism that squares both the primary and secondary layers of the stack before sweepoff, four side layer control during transport, and total tier sheet containment to eliminate tier sheet movement and downed containers. The depalletizer operates on variable frequency motors that provide a soft start and soft stop for all container transport.