Handling & Ergonomics Product: Palletizer offers layout, pattern flexibility

The Alvey 890 mid-speed case palletizer forms virtually any pattern with a range of package types and sizes on a variety of pallet types.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
October 13, 2010 - MMH Editorial

The Alvey 890 mid-speed case palletizer forms virtually any pattern with a range of package types and sizes on a variety of pallet types. Equipped with a standard pattern creation utility that has been enhanced to meet complex pattern requirements, the palletizer can build four different layer configurations in one load. Capable of rates up to 75 cases per minute, the unit features a compact footprint, flexible front and side discharge configurations, enhanced diagnostics and alarm history, low noise levels, Ethernet communication capabilities, and enhanced safety guarding with Category 3 controls. Intelligrated, 866-936-7300, www.intelligrated.com.



Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in March was up 1.1 percent on the heels of a revised 2.8 percent (from 3.1 percent) February decline, with the SA index at 133.5 (2000=100). This is off 0.3 percent from the all-time high for the SA of 135.8 from January 2015 and is up 5 percent annually.

Intermodal volume was up 8.1 percent annually at 280,016 containers and trailers. This outpaced the week ending April 11 at 270,463 and the week ending April 4 at 271,127. AAR said this tally marks the second highest weekly output it has ever recorded as well as the first time container and trailer traffic was higher than carloads for a one-week period.

Ocean cargo carrier service reliability across the three core East-West trades hit a five-month peak in March with an aggregate on-time performance of 64 percent, according to Carrier Performance Insight, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.

The Airforwarders Association, which represents more than 360 companies that move air cargo through the supply chain, today applauded an agreement reached by Congressional leaders to advance legislation giving the President authority to conclude key global trade agreements.

Despite great opportunity for growth, the logistics market in Latin America is lagging behind other emerging markets thanks in part to its notoriety for corruption, violence, poor infrastructure and government bureaucracy.

About the Author

Bob Heaney is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of distinguished leadership experience in research, analysis, and advisory roles in Supply Chain Engineering. Heaney’s coverage area within Aberdeen includes various elements of Supply Chain Execution (Transportation Management, Warehouse Management, Distributed Order Management and Supply Chain Visibility). Contact Bob Heaney

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.