L.A.C. Conveyor Systems & Automation’s new stainless-steel crate de-stacker for the food industry accommodates the most commonly used supermarket crates.
Responding to a growing requirement for stainless-steel crate de-stackers from the food industry, L.A.C. Conveyors developed a de-stacker that delivers rapid outputs modern food productions units require. Manufactured to a robust design which provides a cost-effective solution for food producers and a reduction in manual handling.
The crate de-stacker handles the two most commonly used crates in the supermarket sector:
- Maxinest Bale Arm Crate 600×400 narrow edge leading in singles
- Maxinest Bale Arm Crate 400×300 wide edge leading in pairs
Available in two versions:
- Non-servo version supplies up to 15 full size crates per minute
- Servo version supplies up to 25 full size crates per minute
The de-stacker can be used in stand-alone situations or integrated into a system and is an ideal addition to pick and place units.
Up to four stacks of crates can be queued either onto a stainless-steel bed or modular belt conveyor.
Clamping systems retain the bottom tray as the remaining stack is lifted. The released tray is driven out by a chain and peg conveyor system and the cycle repeats until all trays have been processed. An anti-topple arm swings across the entrance to control the back of the stack during de-stacking.
L.A.C. supply all controls including HMI screens to the de-stacker as a stand-alone unit or a fully integrated turn-key solution.