What is a Pal-o-Matic Pallet Dispenser?
Pallet dispensers replace manual handling of pallets to streamline automated and manual material handling systems. A pallet dispenser holds a number of pallets, often up to 45, and provides pallets one by one for easy retrieval at floor level by an electric pallet jack, manual pallet jack, or forklift.
Having a good pallet dispenser is an integral part of an efficient manual or semi-automatic palletizing system ensuring a pallet is always ready for your team to place products.
Yarbrough’s Pal-O-Matic pallet dispensers reduce labor and improve productivity for your company. Our pallet dispensers can be used alongside semi-automated palletizing, order pick systems, and low cycle store/dispense processes. The Pal-O-Matic can be configured to integrate with existing equipment.
Once you have invested in a Yarbrough’s Pal-O-Matic pallet dispenser you can expect it to last many years and be very reliable while requiring minimal maintenance.
Who Needs a Pallet Dispenser?
Industries such as medical supply, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, food processing, grocery warehouse, chemical processing, auto parts distribution, material handling, paper and consumer products distribution can all benefit from an automated pallet handling system.
The Pal-O-Matic dispensers will work with most types of pallets, including stringer style, white wood, block style, slave boards, plastic, metal, as well as custom shipping skids.
How Does a Pallet Dispenser Work?
Pallet dispensers are loaded with a forklift. A pallet jack, hand truck or forklift can then access the front of the dispenser and retrieve one or two pallets at floor level. The machine then quickly places another pallet on the floor.
What are the Benefits of a Pal-O-Matic Pallet Dispenser?
There are numerous ways a Pal-O-Matic Pallet Dispenser can benefit your company.
- Effective Use of Time: Your order pickers will spend less time retrieving
pallets, up to 4.7 hours saved for every 1000 pallets*.
- Using Space Efficiently: Our Model 4500 will hold 45 pallets and occupies only 40 sq ft of valuable floor space. The same number of pallets in 4 ft tall stacks
scattered around your warehouse takes more than twice that area.
- Reduce Pallet Damage: During the typical manual retrieval, pallets are thrown and stacks are toppled. Pal-O-Matic ensures that no longer happens, saving time and money for your company. Also, the pallets
are contained so the jack can enter without the pallets pushing away. This
eliminates damage to building columns and rack legs.
- Improves Safety for Employees: An “overexertion” injury, typical from lifting a heavy or
bulky object, can easily cost $50,000 in medical expenses and lost time. If
manual lifting of pallets is eliminated from your employees’ duties, you make
their job easier and have a high probability of preventing a painful and
expensive injury. Lifting pallets is often the most difficult part of an order
picker’s job, so eliminating it can increase your hiring options.
- Improves Morale: When the order pickers realize that our automated pallet dispenser makes their job easier, they feel recognized and appreciated. This, of course, leads to improved productivity!
How Long Does a Pallet Dispenser Last?
With proper maintenance, you can anticipate a 12+ year life from our machines even in heavy service of 2 or 3 shifts per day. It is
not unusual for us to hear from customers that have been using our
machines for 15, 20, or even 25 years. We provide technical and parts
support long after the sale.
Contact us at (877)869-5344 with any questions.
*information from a time study provided by one of our customers comparing
pallet retrieval times with and without an automated dispenser