Drum Palletizer

Product Details: Item No. 601

Rate: 240 drums per hour

Use: To automatically and gently create a three, four, or a five drum pattern onto a pallet

Material: Carbon, galvanized, or stainless steel construction

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Overview

This is a fully automatic, air-over-electric drum palletizer, designed to handle a variety of drum sizes at a rate of two hundred forty drums per hour. It has a reputation as being the most ruggedly built, gentle drum palletizer in the industry. The system is actually a pick-and-place robot because it gently clamps below and above a pair of drums then carries them to a pallet position and gently places them down. It will create a three, four, or a five drum pattern onto a pallet, or other platform. A special clamp mechanism is used to prevent any distortion of fiber and plastic containers. This rugged drum palletizer system will handle steel, poly, or fiber drums twenty four hours per day.

The entire system consists of six devices;

  1. The infeed powered roller conveyor
  2. An automatic pallet dispenser
  3. An overhead air operated shuttle carriage
  4. Two pair of air operated drum clamping devices
  5. A set of steel fingers under each drum
  6. A discharge powered roller conveyor for the full pallet

Description of Operation

This is a fully automatic, air-over-electric, drum palletizer designed to handle a variety of drum sizes at a rate of 240 drums per hour. It has a reputation as being the most ruggedly built, gentle drum palletizer in the industry.

  • An empty pallet is discharged from the automatic dispenser onto the loading zone
  • Drums are automatically conveyed into the palletizer to a pick up position
  • Air operated escapement device releases two drums and hold back the rest
  • A carriage with lifting fingers moves in placing a set of fingers under each drum
  • Air-operated clamps lower to grip the tops of each drum signaling the start
  • The drums are lifted up to clear the conveyor and pallet
  • The carriage carries the pair of drums over to the waiting pallet position
  • At the arrival point, the carriage lowers and releases the drums
  • The carriage then raises up and retracts to its home position
  • Another set of drums is automatically conveyed into the pick-up position
  • When released, another pallet is dispensed to the loading position
  • The loading rate is four 55 gallon drums per minute

Specifications

This machine is an electro/pneumatic operation, pick-and-place robot adaptable for any size drum

  • A DTS-3500 automatic pallet dispenser is included
  • Air bags are used for all short-stroke devices
  • Air operated drum carriage, lifted and lowered by air cylinders
  • Drum carriage is driven by forward/reverse gear motor
  • Drum carriage has a chain drive with an encoder
  • Allen Bradley PLC controller in NEMA 12 panel
  • Automatic air loss stop and ball valve shut off
  • Expanded metal guarding meets OSHA safety requirements
  • A 5′ powered roller conveyor is used for incoming drums
  • A 5′ powered roller conveyor is used for outgoing pallets
  • A rugged, fully welded, heavy duty steel construction
  • Frame has 4″ square steel uprights and cross bracing
  • Overall dimensions, approx. 17′ long x 14′ wide x 8′ tall
  • The machine is completely assembled and tested

This machine is known as the most ruggedly built, gentle drum palletizer in the industry, and it is built to run twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week.

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