The tote stacker and de-stacker automate the ability to increase storage density of empty totes and are ideal for high volume tote handling applications to improve worker process efficiency and minimize the use of floor space.
Tote stacker and de-stackers forks or clamps engage and lift totes vertically, allowing the next tote to enter the stacker magazine underneath the accumulating stack of totes. Once positioned, the carriage lowers the stack to sit in to the last tote before releasing that stack into the storage area for accumulation prior to a tote de-stacker.
The tote de-stacker follows very similar movements as the stacker, but uses an additional set of gripper arms to pull the bottom tote from the stack to feed one tote at a time out to the order picking or kit distribution area of a facility. The maximum throughput for each one of these units is approximately 20 totes per minute but can be adjusted to meet the needs of each application and the overall limitations of the customer’s process.
Tote stackers are built-to-order to meet the needs of the customer’s tote or application.