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Factors That Determine The Need For A Pallet Handling System

Factors That Determine The Need For A Pallet Handling System

November 28, 2023

In the world of conveyor systems, there are numerous options to choose from. Be it sortation conveyors, conveyor rollers, gravity conveyors, belted conveyors, or something more specific, each serves a unique purpose and is best suited for specific conditions. The same can be said for pallet handling conveyors or systems as well. In this blog, Norpak Handling, an expert systems integrator based out of Port Hope, lays out the factors that determine the requirement for a pallet handling system, how it can be applied, and lastly, how the system be accessorized for maximum throughput.

When Is A Pallet Handling System Required?

Large Dimensions

Products with large dimensions can benefit from the stability and load-bearing capacity of a pallet handling system. In general, such bulky products can be safely transported on this conveyor machine within the speed range of 0.5 to 200 feet per minute.

Heavy Products

Apart from being large in size, products that are exceptionally heavy also require a pallet handling system. They can support loads ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 pounds, with the former being classified as a standard conveyor, and the latter as a heavy-duty conveyor.

Palletized Products

While this seems obvious, it's surprising that many warehouses still use forklifts to transport palletized products, when they can easily improve their efficiency with a pallet handling system. 

Application Of Pallet Handling Systems


The most basic application of this type of conveyor machine is transporting large, heavy goods from point A to point B in a safe and efficient manner. 


The simplicity and stability offered by these conveyors also make it easy to use them as a sortation system. The best choice is a zero-pressure accumulation system, which guarantees a smooth product flow and no risk of damage due to stoppage.

How To Accessorize Pallet Handling Systems?

These systems can be accessorized in the following manner:

- Conveyor curves
- Transfer systems
- Lift and rotate systems
- Pop-up stops
- Pivot systems

For more information on different conveyor systems, reach out to us at Norpak Handling. We have been providing businesses throughout Canada with top-of-the-line conveyor rollers, belts, and other conveyor equipment for decades. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can craft highly customized material handling solutions specific to your business requirements.

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