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September 2006
Product Review: Vacuum Palletizers
For small wineries, vacuum tube palletizers can provide a simple, cost-effective way to stack wine cases as well as protect the health of the bottling team.
by Bill Pregler
The repetitive movement of manually palletizing finished case goods is a task that can easily damage the back and body. Even in a small winery, with a daily production run of only 1,500 cases, a worker picking up 37 to 40 pounds at a time, turning and bending over to place it on a pallet, will handle close to 30 tons in a day. A simple and cost-effective way to save the back and prevent workers' compensation claims lies in the palletizer, a machine capable of negotiating case goods without the i...
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