In manufacturing and distribution, loads need to be adjusted from time to time, and some need to be completely rotated so that they can be properly serviced, shipped or stored. Pallet inverters are used for a range of applications. Below, find information about pallet inverters, how they are used and the options available to you.
What are pallet inverters?
Pallet inverters are very useful machines made to rotate loaded pallets without forcing the user to un-stack an entire load. They are often used to replace a bad pallet or to prevent the contents of a load from settling with time.
What industries use them?
Pallet inverters are a staple in manufacturing and distribution. And they are used in a wide range of other industries, notably food and pharmaceutical companies. In the food industry, loads often must be transferred to a different type of pallet made specifically for food storage. Replacement pallets also prevent contamination from leaks. They are used for other purposes, too. For example, a pallet loaded with bananas might be rotated to promote more even ripening, or heavy concrete might be removed from a mold by using a pallet inverter to flip it.
The benefits of a pallet inverter
- Distributors and manufacturers rely on pallet inverters for turning heavy loads a full 180 degrees. This allows them to perform a number of tasks, including making loads more stackable for warehousing or moving pallets into shipping containers.
- One of the key benefits of using a pallet inverter is safety. Pallet inverters eliminate the need for workers to do heavy lifting and turning by hand, therefore reducing their exposure to potentially harmful strain.
- They also increase productivity. While forklifts and hand trucks are useful for moving pallets within a warehouse, a pallet inverter makes it easier and faster to move loads from one pallet to the next.
You have several options for pallet inverters, including the following:
- Single clamp. These pallet inverters are ideal for short loads. The single clamp allows a load to be safely and securely rotated.
- Dual clamp. The dual clamp pallet inverter offers and increased range over the single clamping models, providing near-perfect center balance and stability. This option is popular for food ingredients, bakeries, fertilizer shipments and pharmaceuticals.
- Ground loading. The ground-loading pallet inverter is made for easy floor access. This option is well-suited for spaces where forklifts are prohibited, including staging areas near clean rooms or production areas.
- Ramp loaded. Ramp-loaded pallet inverters provide easier access for dollies and forklifts.
- Stainless steel. The stainless steel pallet inverter is ideal for use where sanitation is a high priority. They are commonly used in meat processing plants to transfer combos from wood pallets to plastic pallets prior to use in the processing area.
- Specialty pallet inverters. In addition to the standard options explained above, you have multiple options for pallet inverters specially designed for different tasks and well-suited for different weights and shapes.
To select a pallet inverter best suited to your needs, consult with one of our experts.