Check out the new video we’ve put together that highlights our MLP-12 Mini Palletiser in action at the Auspack 2015 trade show. Click on the heading to read more.
Mini Palletiser – a better way to palletise
Many manufacturers are still hand palletising their product. This leads to a range of problems, including poor quality control (under or over supply of product), strain and other lifting injuries to staff (which increase your insurance premiums and result in Lost Time Injuries) and more simply – it creates a bottle-neck in your production process and slows down the efficiency of your upstream manufacturing process and downstream warehousing and dispatch process.
Automate your palletising
An automated palletising system can solve all of these problems. However many manufacturers are worried about the cost of an automated palletiser compared to manual palletising. However have you considered the costs of manual palletising?
- Labour and on-costs – most manual palletising requires at least 2 operators to complete successfully. Labour is expensive in Australia! Why are you paying people to do something that can very simply be automated?
- How many staff have you had to redeploy or pay out because of the physical wear and tear and resulting injuries caused by consistently lifting loads to hand palletise?
- If you’ve ever had a workers compensation claim, you will know how it dramatically increases your insurance premium over subsequent years. If you have a chronic problem with injuries caused by manual palletising, how much is it actually costing your business in the long-term?
- Lost production. We’ve had clients report that manual palletising results in product being under-supplied or over-supplied. Under supply means special deliveries to provide the missing product and over-supply results in higher per unit production costs. Both of which are increasing the overhead costs of your business.
- Manufacturing efficiency. Does your manual palletising keep up with the rate of production of your packaging, cartoning, filling or other production processes? Do you need temporary storage areas or conveyor accumulation to provide a buffer between production and palletising? Does your manual palletising slow down your warehouse and dispatch process? All of these are enormous opportunity costs to your business and are driving up the Per Unit Cost of Production meaning your product is more expensive and harder to compete in a cut-throat manufacturing environment.
But it doesn’t have to be that way! If you incur any of the costs associated above, then manual palletising is probably costing your business more than you realise. An automated palletising system such as an MLP-12 can help reduce or eliminate most of these costs and can allow you to achieve a Return on Investment in as little as 1.5 to 2 years.
New Mini Palletiser Video
Want to see how a Mini Palletiser might work in practice? Check out our new video of the MLP-12 in 3-pallet configuration, running in demonstration mode at AUSPACK 2015. The MLP is running in demo mode (meaning it is running at only 30% normal speed) but it shows the potential of automating your palletising operation.
Of course the Mini Palletiser comes in Single Pallet configuration as well as with a host of other optional extras including product conveyors, pallet conveyors, pallet wrappers and more. For a full description of the MLP range, why not jump to our Mini Palletiser page?