King Materials Handling has installed a King Pallet Inverter for Fonterra, removing all manual handling and increasing efficiency at its warehouse.
“We were using traditional methods of transferring the pallet load of bags or cartons by hand, from wooden delivery pallets over to hygienic plastic pallets, before requiring storage in clean warehousing, as we had no record of where that wooden pallet had been,” said a spokesperson from Fonterra.
King Material Handling claimed the King Pallet Inverter does not use hydraulics but rather operates through electro-mechanics.
According to Fonterra, it has enabled the company to cut down time. For instance, with the machine it now takes 20 seconds to invert a load in comparison to 10 minutes when it was complete manually.