Improve the Safety of Workers by Using Upenders

In any workplace environment, ergonomic solutions are necessary. According to the data available, MSD (Musculoskeletal disorders) accounted for much more than 30% of the injuries of workers and cases of illness.

As per the CDC, workplace MSD cost between $45 and $54 billion in a year as workers’ compensation, lost productivity, and lost wages.

There are so many resources and tools available to help you identify ways to increase the safety of workers by conducting routine audits and also planning for improvement.

A pallet inverter or pallet upender offered by Top Industries can also improve safety which comes on the list of many top ergonomic best practices because this equipment can reduce the need for turning, lifting, twisting, and bending.

Why will you need a pallet inverter?

Here are a few typical pallet inverter applications:

1. Pallet transfer

Food goods are often stored on wooden pallets, and before they can be kept in production areas or other clean rooms where sanitation is crucial, they must first be transferred to specific plastic pallets.

Pallet inverters effectively enable the substitution of wooden pallets for plastic pallets.

2. Damage recovery

A lot of dry materials, such as flour or sugar, are shipped in sizable sacks that could easily tear. If the merchandise at the bottom of the pallet is ripped, it is difficult to remove it without re-stacking the entire load.

There are many other popular lifting equipment such as –

  • Hoists
  • Forklifts
  • Tilters
  • Scissor lifts
  • Conveyors
  • Stackers
  • Pallet trucks

Have you heard about Up-ender?

Because they rotate items, mechanical up-enders are also known as coil positioners. They are utilised in a range of production and maintenance applications to rotate, turn, or position heavy or awkward loads.

Up-enders come with a heavy-duty brake to stop the weight in any position and can be driven by electric, hydraulic, or pneumatic systems.

In order to increase the accessibility of products during manufacture and assembly and create a safer working environment, the Up-ender lifts and moves objects. There are numerous steel handling applications that use up-enders.

The following are a few special features of Up-enders offered by a certain company:

  • All of these Up-ender machines have got hydraulic return lines on the cylinders to precluding oil seepage.
  • All the controllers used are listed assemblies of a certain laboratory.
  • All shafts, pins, and axles are hard chrome plated.
  • All bearings can be lifetime lubricated.
  • All hydraulic up-enders are primed and finished with certain baked enamel.

These tilters have a complete 90⁰ tilt. One platform is frequently fitted with a “V” cradle to handle coils or rolls. In order to fit a pallet at the bottom face of the coil or roll, a gap of 6″ or whatever the customer chooses is left after this process.

The roll “palletizer” or “de-palletizer” is the term used to describe the up-ender machine. On one of the platforms, turntables and lifts have been installed.

To turn a load with square corners, a turntable must typically be mounted on slides that may be moved away from the next perpendicular face.

YouTube videos of these machines developed by Top Industries can also be seen to understand their work.