PORTLAND, Maine—Southworth Products Corp.'s PalletPal Rotator Inverter is designed to invert fully loaded pallets and reduce the amount of time and energy that comes with restacking.
To operate, Southworth said in a news release, the load is placed into the unit with a forklift or stacker. The operator secures it with a powered clamping mechanism that features an adjustable pressure option, which helps to prevent the load from being crushed. An anti-friction turret bearing rotates the load a full 180 degrees, a process which takes about 15 seconds and can be stopped at any point.
Models can accommodate load capacity of 4,400 pounds and clamp openings can accept loads as large as 48" x 48" x 84".
PalletPal, Southworth said, most often is used for switching loads from in-house pallets to shipping pallets or slip sheets. It also may be used when replacing broken pallets, replacing any damaged boxes or bags that may be at the bottom of the load or turning inventory for mixing.
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