Ergonomic solution for stacking empty pallets
Automation Plus, a Stoughton, Wis.-based division of CSF Inc., introduced the Pallet Return Device (PRD) product line to be used in distribution centers, general warehousing facilities, manufacturing facilities, food and beverage plants and retail stores.
The PRD incorporates a unique method, wherein the operator lifts the pallet over a pivot point, thereby removing the back strain associated with lifting pallets.
The PRD uses a “carriage” to help guide the empty pallets. This feature produces a perfect stack every time. The PRD incorporates a shock absorbing device that provides a smooth transition from the load position to the unload position.
In use, the operator loads the carriage. When the carriage is full, the operator simply releases the load, and lets the shock absorbing device safely guide the stack to an unload position. Once positioned, the pallets roll forward to a raised outbound location, which releases the pallets from the carriage. The operator then slides the carriage back, tilts it to the load position and is ready to receive more empty pallets.