Understanding the Fundamentals of Palletizing Systems
As their name suggests, palletizing systems use the moving material, pallets, to pack and store goods. They are usually called by various other names such as wheel pan, box pack, starter, drum pack and so on. Most of the time, these systems are used in the distribution or retail units, where goods are packed and stored in large quantities for a period of time. Pallets are also used in manufacturing units where they are used to pack different kinds of products. It is important to understand the various kinds of pallets used for different purposes so that you can select the best one for your business.
The first aspect that you need to understand about palletizing systems is the type of application. Depending on the kind of application, you will have to choose the appropriate system for your business needs. The market size also depends on the type of application revenue and trends by type of application. It is important to understand the market size so that you can choose the most suitable type of system.
The other aspect that you need to consider is the kind of pallets being used in palletizing systems. Different types of pallets are used depending on the applications like loose gravel, scrap, construction debris, dry cleaning, wet cleaning, medical, food service, cosmetic, photographic, agricultural, packing, gas, liquid container, furniture and so on. Some of the pallets are manually loaded, whereas others are automated. For manual pallet loading, people should be well trained while for automated loading; the people who work there need to be properly equipped. There are different kinds of automated equipment that can be used for these purposes such as, forklift trucks, unloading trucks, boom trucks, forklift cranes, double girder roller conveyors, automatic loading ramp, vertical and inclined hoists, conveyor belts, rack machines, scissor lifts, scissor jacks, wireline hoses, wire and cable conveyors, and screw pumps.
The next factor is to analyze the market size and segment type size. If you have an insight about the market size and segment type size, you will get an idea about the amount required to run the system economically. If you don’t have any idea about these two factors, then you will not be able to get a complete solution from the company. However, the process of palletizing is not very complex. The market research will tell you that it can be done by using minimum resources.
The next factor that you need to consider is about the market research of the major players. If you do not do market research, you will not be able to get good result. You should perform the market research to know about the major players in the industry and their overall product quality, customer satisfaction, and competition. These days, there are many companies involved in the palletizing systems. The competition increases with every passing day. You should analyze the market trends and decide on the right type of forklift truck for your application.
While analyzing the market trends, you should also determine the role of government in this sector. Governmental departments and other financial institutions offer support to various industries and help them in getting efficient palletizing systems. So, you should give top priority to efficient and economical palletizing. The main advantages of palletizing are: