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
Sep 2006 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
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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