In a warehouse, pallets are the foundations of a unit load where materials, goods, or containers are placed and secured before they are shipped. If handled only by hand, pallets can pose a safety risk and cause various health issues for workers. The weight of a pallet together with the load on it can often cause back injuries whenever a worker tries to lift them up or lower them down. Other potential concerns may be cuts, splinters, and dropping pallets accidentally. For that reason, proper pallet handling equipment is important for the safe running of warehouse operations.
That’s why today, many modern warehouses use rotating pallet dispensers, or also called pallet rotators, that provide accurate positioning of pallets, while also ensuring the safety of workers. Using a pallet rotator reduces the time it takes to complete loading and unloading operations and allows warehouses to gain an optimal pallet flow. Thanks to its automated design, the pallet rotator automatically adjusts to suit the needs of the worker. When the load weight shifts, the rotator turns or lifts up the pallet, always keeping the load at the most convenient working position. If you can’t get a clear picture, here’s a detailed explanation of how a pallet rotator works.
As you can see, this approach can significantly reduce the amount of work involved in handling pallets. Because it can lower or raise itself automatically, this machine eliminates the need for bending when loading or unloading. And since it can handle weight capacities from 110 kg to 1800 kg, this kind of rotating pallet dispensers also reduce the strain caused by heavy lifting. Additionally, the rotating option places the load as close to the worker as possible, reducing the need for reaching or walking. All of this helps prevent workers’ fatigue.
Moreover, many pallet rotators can be powered pneumatically which is very convenient for a warehouse. By choosing a pneumatic pallet rotator, you can use it to load and unload anywhere without having to worry whether there’s a power socket nearby. Additionally, you also get to save on electricity bills. Because it operates with the help of captive air, there’s no need for cumbersome springs and wires which enhances the freedom of movement. Maybe this is the reason pneumatically powered materials equipment has been the choice of warehouses and production plants worldwide.
Upon first sight, these rotating pallet positioners may appear simple in design, however they are great in functionality and reliability. Being able to lift, lower or rotate pallets efficiently reduces workplace injuries and increases the speed of warehouse operations.