FAR Bulk Palletizer

The FAR Bulk Palletizer is a highly versatile and efficient solution for the packaging and logistics industry, specifically designed to handle aluminum and other metal containers. With a variety of configurations available, this machine is capable of running at impressive speeds of up to 600 containers per minute (CPM), making it an essential asset for high-volume production lines. 

One of the standout features of the FAR Bulk Palletizer is its automatic layer formation capability. This feature ensures that containers are organized into layers efficiently without manual intervention, significantly speeding up the palletizing process and reducing labor costs. This automation also enhances consistency and precision in layer formation, minimizing the risk of product damage during handling and transportation. The machine also includes automatic tier sheet layering, which adds stability to the palletized loads. By placing tier sheets between layers of containers, the machine ensures that the stacks remain stable during transit, reducing the likelihood of shifting or toppling.

The FAR Bulk Palletizer is designed to accommodate multiple can sizes. This versatility makes it an ideal choice for manufacturers who produce a range of products, allowing them to switch between different container sizes with ease. The FAR Bulk Palletizer is built for high-efficiency production environments; its high-speed capability ensures that even the most demanding production schedules can be met without compromising on the quality or integrity of the palletized loads.

Efficiency extends to the machine’s energy usage as well. The FAR Bulk Palletizer requires minimal air consumption—just 5-6 cubic feet per minute (CFM) at 80 pounds per square inch (PSI). This low air consumption reduces operational costs and makes the machine more environmentally friendly by lowering its energy footprint.

The machine is equipped with a Siemens PLC platform and touchscreen controls, making it user-friendly and easy to operate. The intuitive interface allows operators to monitor and adjust settings quickly, ensuring smooth and efficient operation. This technology integration also facilitates easy diagnostics and troubleshooting, minimizing downtime. One of the critical advantages of the FAR Bulk Palletizer is its streamlined design, which enables fast-paced changeovers. With only a single operator and a single tool required, switching between different production runs or container sizes can be done swiftly, enhancing overall productivity and flexibility.

The FAR Bulk Palletizer offers full-height, half-height, and custom height configurations to cater to various production and storage needs. For full-height pallets, the machine can stack up to 21 layers of 12-ounce cans or 18 layers of 16-ounce cans. For half-height pallets, it accommodates 11 layers of 12-ounce cans or 9 layers of 16-ounce cans. Custom height options are also available, tailored to specific customer requirements and ceiling heights.

To ensure seamless integration into existing production lines, the FAR Bulk Palletizer can be paired with various conveyance systems. Accumulation tables and conveyors are designed to hold, move, or elevate aluminum or metal cans at different points during the packing process. This flexibility allows manufacturers to optimize their space and speed requirements effectively. The machine is compatible with both US and Canadian standard pallet sizes (44″x56″) and can accommodate custom pallet dimensions. This adaptability ensures that the FAR Bulk Palletizer can meet diverse logistical needs, making it a versatile solution for different markets and regions.

Despite its advanced capabilities, the FAR Bulk Palletizer requires only one part-time operator to monitor the machine and handle top frame placement during pallet changes. This significant reduction in labor requirements translates to lower operational costs and allows personnel to be allocated to other critical tasks within the production facility.

The FAR Bulk Palletizer is a state-of-the-art machine that brings efficiency, versatility, and reliability to the packaging industry. Its advanced features, such as automatic layer formation, tier sheet layering, and high-speed operation, coupled with user-friendly controls and customizable configurations, make it an indispensable tool for manufacturers handling aluminum and metal containers. By integrating seamlessly with existing conveyance systems and requiring minimal labor input, the FAR Bulk Palletizer not only boosts productivity but also reduces operational costs, offering a comprehensive and cost-effective solution for modern production lines.

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Machine Options:

Our customers are the heart of everything we do. The FAR Bulk Palletizer is one of many solutions we can customize to meet your needs. These additional options can boost your throughput and streamline your operation further: 

  • Conveyors: Accumulation tables and conveyors are designed to hold, move or elevate your aluminum or metal cans at different points during the conveying or packing process. Ska Fab will help you pair your palletizer with the right conveyor system to meet your speed and space requirements.

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