Beer & Beverage Distribution

Pallets loaded with cases of beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages can be short or tall, heavy or light, full of bottles, cans or pouches, but one thing they all have in common is that they contain liquid, and spills can cause huge messes and shut down an entire production line.

In today's modern fast-paced beverage distribution facilities efficiency is paramount. Large amounts of product must be picked, loaded and delivered as quickly as possible to ensure profitability - and the conveyor and stretch wrapper play key roles.

While the pace must be fast, many of a distribution center’s loads are mixed sizes cases that tend to be unstable. To accommodate the required throughput, and safeguard against toppled loads Orion engineered the ideal beverage pallet wrapping system by integrating our Lo Pro Drag Chain Conveyor with the MA-DX Automatic Rotary Tower Wrapper.

The LoPro conveyor system can also be integrated with Orion's MA-DX2 or MA-X automatic rotary tower wrapping systems depending on the requirements of the application. Infeeds and accumulating conveyors can also be customized to meet the space requirements and load buffer needs of the application.

LoPro Drag Chain Conveyor

The 60 feet-per-minute LoPro Drag Chain Conveyor eliminates rollers for smooth product-saving conveyance. Ramps aren’t required either for further protection of the unwrapped load, and the user-friendly 4" pass height makes the LoPro safe and efficient for loading with a pallet jack, electric walkie or forklift. The LoPro conveys up to three 2,500-pound pallets at a time, automatically separating the pallets for wrapping and consolidating them again for pickup. An integrated digital scale verifies pallet load accuracy.

MA-DX Rotary Tower Automatic Stretch Wrapper

The ideal companion to the Lo Pro is a MA-DX Automatic Rotary Tower Wrapper. The MA-DX’s counter-balanced rotary arm wraps the film around the stationary load. The initial wraps can be done at slow speed to apply a 'stabilizing' wrap, and once applied, the machine ramps up to production speed of 28 RPM. Every Orion automatic system is equipped with the proven Insta-Thread film delivery system which maximizes the film stretch and strength properties while using the least amount of stretch film.

Insta-Thread Film Delivery System

MA-DX film carriage

Every Orion automatic system is equipped with the proven Insta-Thread film delivery system which maximizes the film stretch and strength properties while using the least amount of stretch film.

The combination of 260% powered prestretch, specially textured high-density film rollers and an extremely sensitive film force feedback system means that the film's force is distributed evenly around the entire load with film tension at the corners the same as in the load center.

MA-DX LoPro Improved Efficiency, Reduced Breakage