To compete with other service providers, you need continuous improvement upon your efficiency of operation whether you are running a small business or a large corporation.
Automated pallet-handling systems can be one of the best methods to accomplish your real business growth, which can improve your flexibility and help you to become more cost-effective in your production.
A simple pallet inverter can also revolutionise your pallet-changing process and you can customize your equipment to dramatically improve your operation with the help of a Florida-based company called Top Industries.
What advantages are offered by automated pallet changers?
Maximizes equipment utilization
An automated pallet-handling system offers the greatest potential for equipment use. Each machine in a conventional dedicated production cell is connected to a particular part cycle operation.
The machines can’t operate to their full capacity since there are numerous load and unload processes and different cycle periods between each operation. Additionally, if one machine fails, the entire line fails.
Dedicated production is eliminated
There is no longer a requirement for specialised production with the help of an automated pallet-handling system. Every machine can be configured to use any process, with minimal operator involvement.
This results in maximum utilisation because individual assets do not affect one another. The output is independent of one machine. Because the automated rail can carry parts to be machined on some other equipment, even if a machine breaks down, 75% of the flow of full-production components is maintained.
Equipment utilization is maximized
Further, equipment utilization can be maximized in a certain automated pallet-handling system just by eliminating machine setup during the non-cut time. Doing away with any machine setup can be accomplished by reducing time spent in monotonous steps like:
- Part unloading and loading
- Through quicker part changeovers
- Eliminating material shortages
- Improved workflow management
- Managing order quantities
- Adjusting part mixes
- Streamlining first-part checks
- Eliminating uncertainty and human errors
Another benefit is that unattended machining enables shops to prolong their operating hours as work in progress (WIP) and stocks are reduced as productivity grows.
Decrease labour requirements
Automation can also reduce the amount of labour needed for redundant setups by enabling flexible processing with a single setup. Additionally, it might lessen on-and-off stocks and economic order quantities.
The length of a product’s life cycle and changes in capacity requirements over time make it unpredictable. Equipment overuse or underuse is easily created by traditional industrial techniques.
Automated pallet handling systems provide adaptability through single-setup processing that enables agile part manufacturing with incremental capacity adjustments in response to changing market demands.
In order to effortlessly transfer loads from one pallet to another, a certain automated inline load transfer system includes a pallet inverter having pallet dispensers and collectors that are interconnected with conveyors through electronic controls.
Using an inline system reduces the need to handle products or pallets by hand. With current conveyor systems like stretched wrappers and AS/RS systems, these inline pallet changers can easily connect.
The specialists and engineers can work with your specifications to develop a system and workflow specifically for you that will help you get rid of bottlenecks and fit the speed of your production.
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