Pallet Dispenser & Accumulator – Athena Automation Series

An automated pallet dispenser and accumulator saves time, increases production, and reduces chance of injury from manual pallet handling.

Athena Automation Series pallet dispenser/accumulator provides a robust and customizable solution for pallet handling needs.

In this post, we will lay out the features of the Athena Automation Series.

Rendering of Pallet Dispenser

Pallet Dispenser & Accumulator Features:

Pallet Handling Features

Athena can handle multiple sizes of pallets ranging from GMA to bulk sized pallets. The pallet handling arms are adjustable based on the size of the pallet.

Custom pallet sizes can be up to 63” wide.

Controls For Pallet Dispenser

Full in-house controls for Athena are optional based on customer preference. There are certain controls that are included in the standard product, but controls that go above and beyond these are considered optional additions.

The various included in-house controls features are:

  • Standard Gearmotor Motor pre-wired to local disconnect
  • Sensor cables terminated to Festo I/O modules
  • Pneumatic plumbing from valves to cylinders
  • Festo manifold with ethernet communication
Controls on back panel of pallet dispenser

The optional in-house controls are:

  • Full controls with PLC, Programming, and Testing
  • HMI
  • Remote access

Safety Options

A standard Athena Automation Series system includes only the dispenser, but additional safety options are available.

  • Non-muting light curtains with push button operation stations
  • Guarding and fence panels
Custom pallet dispenser with guarding and light curtain

Multiple Conveyor Options

There are two common conveyor types for Athena with multiple different configurations:

  • CDLR or chain conveyor
  • Cross directional or pass through
Rendering of custom pallet dispenser with fencing and light curtain


This pallet dispenser is made from a powder coat welded steel structure which holds up in harsh environments.

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