Buckets, jerry cans and barrels

Palettes custom made

When palletizing buckets, the handles usually have to be oriented in a certain way, otherwise they will sit against each other on the pallet. It also happens that the orientation of the levers needs to be different at the outermost row. To achieve this when palletizing buckets, an automatic bucket orienter is provided on the feed track just before the pick-up position.

The orientation of the handle can be selected for each supplied bucket. This setting is a parameter of the stacking pattern, and therefore does not have to be set each time when palletizing buckets.

Types of buckets, jerry cans and barrels

  • buckets with handles
  • round buckets
  • square buckets
  • buckets with loose lid
  • paint buckets
  • jerry cans
  • barrels


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Palletizing buckets, jerry cans and barrels?

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How does it work?

Various grippers are available for palletizing barrels and palletizing buckets, which are used depending on the type of bucket. If the lid is not secured enough on the bucket, a clamping gripper is provided. High feed rates can be achieved by incorporating full rows of buckets. Since buckets are always palletized in a column, the use of intermediate sheets is often necessary. A foil sheet is the ideal solution here, because it takes the shape of the underlying bucket lids in which the following buckets are stacked. An alternative to foil is cardboard. Thick cardboard sheets are placed on the pallet and between the layers from a warehouse.

Palletizing jerry cans requires a different approach. They often have recesses at the bottom that must fit into the previously stacked jerry can. When palletising jerry cans, it is very important that the gripper clamps the jerry cans firmly when picking up so that they are aligned in the gripper and cannot move back and forth during movement to the pallet. Palletizing jerry cans usually takes place in a column. As a result, it can happen that the jerry cans, after palletizing a few layers, are open in a fan, making the stacking process more difficult. To avoid this, a layer centerer is built into the Spider. Or an automatic horizontal strapping machine is integrated when palletizing jerry cans, in which the layers of jerry cans are attached using a strapping belt.


  • Compact palletiser
  • User-friendly palletiser
  • Robust execution
  • Total solution
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Technical information

We build total palletizing installations from the point where your product comes from the production line to the warehouse of finished goods with pallets. Various product supply lanes, lifts, pallet supply and discharge systems and other peripheral equipment are integrated.

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