Southworth (Portland, ME) introduces the PalletPal Inverter. Uses include shipping and receiving process, swapping from in-house to shipping pallets or slipsheets or to deal with damage to pallets or goods, broken boards or boxes/bags hit by forks. PalletPal Inverters are also commonly used in food, pharmaceutical and chemical processing applications to turn inventory for freshness or to prevent mixtures from separating or settling.
Three standard models are available with the largest accommodating loads measuring up to 48” x 48” x 84” and weighing up to 4,400 lbs. Operational features include:
- The placement of a full pallet with a second pallet on top of the load into the inverter where two double acting hydraulic cylinders securely clamp the load.
- The clamping mechanism which features user-adjustable pressure control to assure that lighter loads will not be crushed.
- A five-button momentary contact pushbutton to engage the clamp and also rotate the load either clockwise or counter-clockwise.
- A 3.2 HP motor rotates the load on a heavy-duty turret bearing. Rotation is smooth and can be stopped in any position.