Feeding and layer formation

Precisely distribute products and form layers

Precise layer formation is the basis for ensuring that loads are optimally secured on their journey to intermediate storage or in intermodal transport to their destination. A wide variety of products are moved and precisely positioned depending on their nature.

The automation of partial and complete systems requires adjustments in the effectiveness and performance of palletizing tasks. In the in-feed area, depending on the product and the task, the flexible, omnidirectional OMNI CON® table, the high-performance parallel kinematics of the HKS series with intermittent conveyor, or conventional methods form the layers as a preliminary stage to palletizing.

Once the layer pattern and product dimensions have been specified, the kinematics and OMNI CON® program themselves – thanks to TRAPO’s own software.

With this considerable advantage, the HLP shows its unique selling point, absolute flexibility: Until now, a great deal of modification work was required to implement complex layer patterns.

The basic modules of the HLP 6000 are the lifting column, the layer gripper and the in-feed section. The HLP 6000 is available in three variants:

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Omnidirectional, gentle layer forming.

The OMNI CON® complements the overall portfolio for perfect material flow.

With maximum flexibility, speed and accuracy, it moves objects simultaneously and yet independently of each other.

The technology is used for layer formation and product distribution.


  • Flexible, product-friendly positioning to any desired layer pattern
  • Complex layer formation
  • Conveyor movement with 3 degrees of freedom
  • Product movement in any xy-direction and rotation around the z-axis
  • Any layer pattern and any pallet sizes, including special sizes, can be mapped for layer formation and product distribution.
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Kinematic systems: programmed for high performance

High-performance kinematic systems (HKS series) position gently with a clocked conveyor – while maintaining the highest output.

Depending on the application and product, they form the exact layers. A wide variety of products can be moved and positioned.


  • Layer formation at maximum performance
  • Drives for positioning the Tool Center Point (TCP) above the feeder
  • Acceleration-optimized, product-friendly path
  • Flexible, product-friendly positioning to any desired layer pattern
  • Optional: z-axis for lifting the gripper
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Conventional methods for layer formation

As a preliminary stage to palletizing, proven conventional methods of layer formation can also be used.

In the in-feed area, optional turnstiles, turntables, turning noses, turning stops,
counter-rotating belts and others can be used.


  • Flexible layer formation and product distribution
  • Conventional, proven method for layer formation
  • Variety of variants

TRAPO Pack: Optimal use of space in truck or container through TRAPO software

The TRAPO Pack software configures the optimum layer pattern from the dimensions of the package and the pallet. The configuration allows any layer patterns – for perfect stacking as the basis of stable shipping units.

The generated layer patterns are optimized on the monitor. Layer patterns and pallet loads can be configured by the user and saved for subsequent palletizing operations.

TRAPO Pack requires less energy input and reduces material consumption. TRAPO’s proprietary software is the basis for efficient palletizing at high performance.

Benefit from numerous equipment options and customized add-on modules for our palletizers. The range of load-securing equipment is complemented by additional modules that enable traceability of goods.

TRAPO load-securing ensures optimal securing of the load through various transport securing systems – with minimal use of film.

TRAPO AG is convincing in pallet handling with worldwide expertise – choose between different, coordinated modules in the additional options!


  • TRAPO proprietary software
  • Precisely distribute products and form layers
  • Definition of packing pattern and pallet format
  • Optimization of the layer pattern
  • Efficient placement of packages on a pallet
  • Output of destinations for subsequent palletizing
  • Ranking of layer patterns according to the highest packing density
  • Consideration of the label (orientation to the visible side)
  • All combinatorially possible layer patterns can be implemented

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Thorsten Lütke
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Fon: +49 2863 2005-0
E-Mail: tluetke@trapo.de

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