De-palletisers are machines that unload items from the pallets. Using de-palletisers can bring costs and time savings, and also relieve workers from undue physical stress. Not all palletising systems are used at the end of the manufacturing process, where the goods are destined for delivery to the end-users. Palletisers and de-palletisers can play a crucial role in the production process. They are used to transport parts from one line to another during manufacturing.

There are two common types of de-palletising system available. For low-speed applications, we recommend the ‘pick and place’ system, which uses an axis to collects groups of empty containers from the pallet and places them onto an outfeed conveyor. For high-speed applications, there is a layer de-palletiser, which will collect a layer of items from the pallet.

Lita Cartesian Palletiser
de-palletising machine

Pick and Place Systems

A pick and place de-palletiser will automate the removal of items from a pallet, by using grippers in conjunction with an axis control system. Pick and Place de-palletisers are useful for low demand de-palletising needs because the implementation costs are much lower. However, they perform at a much slower speed than the layer de-palletisers.

Layer De-Palletisers

Layer de-palletisers are designed to remove a whole layer of a pallet at a time before placing on an outfeed conveyor. De-palletising systems can be programmed according to our customers’ needs. The output for a layer de-palletiser is much higher and more efficient.

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Lita palletisers are one of the world’s oldest manufacturers of palletising systems, established in 1962 and are still a family-owned company. They specialise in conventional medium to high paced palletisers including Cartesian palletisers, layer palletisers & de-palletisers, as well as pallet de-stackers and layer card applicators.