In a multi-line concept, several production lines are connected to one or more palletisation machines, which are usually not placed in the production hall itself.
The finished production is transferred automatically to a place where it awaits palletisation. As soon as enough product is ready to fill a complete pallet, the system calls up the product, transports it to the (or one of the) palletisers, and takes care of the palletisation.
This is fully automatic – in consultation with the customer, and in function of the needs of the end-customer, a large number of parameters can be adjusted accordingly: the type of pallet, the stacking pattern, separator sheets, wrapping or not, etc.
The advantages of a multi-line solution are:
- Clear separation between production and logistics
- Cost-effective solution
- Fully automatic operation
- Limited number of operators
- No (or very limited) fork-lift truck movement
- Minimal footprint
- Remote diagnosis and monitoring by the customer and/or Scott
- Flexible solution, permits addition of production lines and/or palletisation patterns