Dispenser for Collapsible BinsDispenser for Collapsible Bins

Dispenser for Collapsible Bins

Product Details: Item No. 303

Capacity: 3,500 lbs and handles a 60” stack

Use: To automatically discharge a bin every 60 seconds, or when called

Material: Carbon, galvanized or stainless steel construction



This custom made machine was designed to handle large plastic, collapsible food bins that are arranged in a three, four, or five stack pattern. The system will automatically dispense a bin from the bottom of the machine at a rate of one bin per minute and was built to operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.


While a stack of bins is being dispensed, a fork truck can load a second stack onto the infeed conveyor behind the collecting bin. After one stack has been dispensed, the waiting stack will automatically convey into the magazine. An air operated scissors lift raises and lowers the stack while a pair of retracting clamps holds the stack leaving one bin at the bottom to convey out.

Description of Operation

This is a heavy duty, model DTS-3500 automatic pallet dispenser, built to operate 24/7.

  • A fork truck loads the infeed conveyor with a stack of bins up to 72” high
  • The stack will automatically convey into the dispenser magazine
  • A second stack of bins can then be loaded onto the infeed conveyor
  • When called for, the stack is raised by an air operated scissors lift
  • A double set of pneumatic pivoting bars captures and holds to the second bin
  • The bottom bin is left on the scissors lift
  • The scissors lift lowers between a two strand chain conveyor
  • The bin is left on the chains and conveyed out of the dispenser
  • The stack is then lowered and the cycle repeats
  • The rate is one bin per minute, determined by the size of bins


This is a heavy duty, modified model DTS-3500 automatic pallet dispenser.

  • The air operated scissors lift has a 3,500 lb capacity
  • The scissors lift has double air mounts and four cam followers
  • Double pneumatic clamps are built to pivot and hold the stack
  • The pivoting steel clamps are activated by heavy duty air bags
  • Chain conveyor uses two strands of 2060 chains and 1/2 HP drive
  • The discharge conveyor uses RC50 chains
  • Chains run on semi- precision, bearings and UHMW wear strips
  • The system is controlled by an Allen Bradley PLC
  • All necessary controls are enclosed in a NEMA 12 panel
  • Body construction is 4″ square tubing, all welded structure
  • All OSHA compliant safety guarding is provided
  • This is a fully assembled, wired, piped, and tested machine
  • Dispenser dimensions are; 8′ h x 6′ w x 7′ deep
  • The rate is one bin per minute, determined by the size of bins

This is the most rugged pallet dispenser on the market and it is built to operate twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.


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