Pallets are an integral part of warehouse and distribution center operations, but they create challenges:
The system de-stacks mixed pallets and separates out any plastic pallets from the wooden ones. Then the wooden pallets proceed along a conveyor to be thoroughly checked.
The system identifies pallets with missing boards, and protruding nails are pressed back in. Pallet tunnels and blocks are also checked and maintained to ensure a longer lifespan. Finally, any broken or weak pallets are singled out for recycling.
The entire procedure is automated, which means one person can complete pallet quality control and sortation without having to engage in any heavy lifting, saving time and increasing productivity.
By minimizing an organization’s requirement for manual labor, the pallet sortation and quality control system reduces cost and generates a fast return on investment.
Asko Nord (Norway)
Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler needed to improve ergonomics by automating the heavy lifting of pallets. Following the implementation of Körber’s standalone system, Asko Nord reported that the ergonomically designed solution generated significant improvements in productivity and pallet quality.