Good morning associates of Care and Share!
The vacations got here slightly early at Care and Share, and we’re already checking two issues off our want record: an computerized pallet wrapping gadget and pallet down stacker. Funding from the Colorado Division of Human Companies is permitting us to buy this tools that can assist our distribution heart employees get extra meals to extra of our companion businesses quicker.
Typically, we obtain pallets of meals which can be stacked too excessive to suit on the racks in our distribution heart. When this occurs, our employees and volunteers spend further time unstacking the meals till it’s brief sufficient to suit on our cabinets. Our new pallet down stacker will work like a large spatula hooked up to a forklift, so we will take off all the further layers of product at one time as a substitute of needing a number of individuals to maneuver particular person objects or containers off a pallet.
As soon as a supply is on a pallet and able to be shipped, it must be shrink wrapped to ensure the whole lot stays collectively safely on the pallet whereas it’s on the truck for supply. Normally, our distribution heart employees wraps the pallets with a number of layers of shrink wrap, however with an computerized pallet wrapper, our employees will merely put full pallets on a turntable and the machine will cowl the pallet with shrink wrap because it spins round.
Our new tools will assist us do what we do greatest even higher – getting meals to our neighbors in want.