Automatic Overband Unloader

The automatic overband unloader (magnetic plate) empties retort baskets at high-speed. This may involve steel cans but also jars and bottles sealed with a steel cap. The layers of cans are magnetised and then taken to a discharge belt or realigned.

  • On the semi-automatic version, the operator only has to remove the layer pads.
  • The automatic version is fully automated.

Our basket loader allows you to store several retort baskets. It feeds the unloader over a long period via a mechanised system. This option also increases output.

304L stainless steel design.

Your automatic overband unloader will be sized a your baskets and trolleys. It is better to have just one basket size as well as basket base plates of 5 to 8 mm thick.

The content of the baskets is typically lifted using our stainless steel lifting tables, designed and manufactured in our workshops. If the lifting table cannot pass through the trolley + basket combination, a submerged jack can be installed.

Note that this machine is multi-format, which means that cans of different sizes and heights can be handled. This machine is multi-format in terms of both containers and baskets.

The Sema-Cabon design ensures reliability and scalability.

We propose equipment made from 304 stainless steel because canning zone is tough for the machines. The lifting tables that we install are designed and manufactured specifically for your workshop to address your needs.

If it is not possible to magnetise your products, we can offer you our semi-automatic or automatic unloader. For small-scale production units or niche lines, we recommend our manual unloader.


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Overband unloader

Technical characteristics of the overband automatic basket loader

Format changeover: 3 minutes

Accumulation table:

  • Length: 4,500 mm
  • Width: 955 mm
  • Type of chain: Modular acetal chain

Basket content washing system DZ lifting table:

  • Hydraulic Pump 1.1kW
  • Lifting table frame made from stainless steel designed for low maintenance.
  • Lifting capacity 450 kg
  • Painted steel jack or stainless steel on request
  • Possibility of jack in the ground

Layer pad placing: optional gravity or mechanical

Layer evacuation: Overband system

Electricity, hydraulics and pneumatics:

  • Electrical cabinet in 304L stainless steel
  • PLC: Siemens
  • Voltage: 380-400V 50Hz 3 phase
  • Total power: 30 kVA
  • Compressed air: 6 bar mains connection

Human machine interface: Touch screen on the front of the electrical cabinet for machine set-up

Capacity: up to 6 layers/minute

Option for Automatic Overband Unloader

Vidéo Automatic Overband Unloader