Smetco Inc

Pallet Sorting System

High Speed Pallet Sorting Systems

900+ Pallets / Hour Sorting Capacity

Built to Last

A SMETCO Pallet Sorting System will save you time and money. A Sorting System will enable just one operator to inspect and sort hundreds of pallets per hour. The complete automation offered with a High Speed Sorting System makes pallet inspection as simple as a push of a button.

  • 900+ Pallets/Hour Capacity.  Proven, achievable numbers.
  • Improved Quality Control of your pallets
  • Reduces/Eliminates Injuries
  • Improves housekeeping, reduces clutter, improves safety of your warehouse floor

SMETCO's longevity in the pallet handling industry stems from our ability to listen to you, our customer, build the quality equipment you need, and innovate cost-effective solutions.  With the introduction of SMETCO's patented Hands-Free Auto Sort system in 1997 we continue to improve the speed, reliability, safety, and potential cost savings you can realize when you install a SMETCO system.


High Speed Sorting System Features:

  • 19 pallets per minute sorting capacity
  • Continuous Feed Upender Indexer
  • Hands-free inspection
  • Automatic pallet turner
  • Pallets automatically transfer to selected stackers
  • Allen-Bradley PLC
  • Ethernet networked statistical database tracks grade of every sorted pallet
  • One-point main electrical connection
  • Guided infeed conveyors
  • Heavy-duty construction


High Speed Sorting System Components

Sorting System Components StackersInfeed ConveyorSweep ConveyorControl PanelTurnerStack StraightenerContinuous Feed

Two-Sided Inspection

Pallet inspection is a two-sided process ... that's why we have maintained our original design concept ...we call it the "domino" principle.

On this system, pallets are seen at the top and bottom by the operator and are automatically turned over again by the Pallet Turner. Its fast, reliable, and effective.


Two-Sided Inspection

SMETCO Sorting Systems feature the ability to quickly and effortlessly inspect both sides of each pallet, then classify at a push of a button.

Control Panel

Reliable, industry-tested Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Controllers are at the heart of each SMETCO Sorting System.

An Ethernet-based HMI tracks every pallet and presents the data in industry standard forms: web pages, Excel-compatible .csv files and an OPC server are standard on every system.  Track your profitability and productivity from anywhere in the world without expensive proprietary software.

SMETCO has a dedicated team of field service technicians and a comprehensive spare parts inventory to assist with any maintenance or service questions you may have during the life of your system.

Control Panel Detail

Control Panel and operator push-button pedestal at inspection station.


  • High Speed Stackers: Stacking rate of 19 pallets per minute
  • Automatically counts and stacks pallets
  • Ejected at preset count awaiting forklift removal for repair or re-issue
  • 25 pallet capacity
  • Hydraulically or electrically powered
Stacker Detail

SMETCO Pallet Stackers used in High Speed Sorting System.

Transfer Conveyor

  • Hydraulically or electrically powered "sweep transfers" convey pallets to pre-programmed stacker
  • Heavy duty chain driven rollers
  • Overhead or Under Sweep options available
Conveyor Detail

SMETCO Sweep Transfer Conveyor.

Stack Straightener

The Stack Straightener automatically squares and straightens uneven stacks for trouble-free operation of the pallet upender and continuous feed system.

Stack Straightener Detail

SMETCO Stack Straightener.

Stack Elevator

The Stacker Outfeed "Stack Elevator" is a value added option for high speed sorting systems.  It places the sorted pallet stacks at floor level for electric jack removal.

This is a time-tested heavy-duty design with installations since 1992.

  • Infeed conveyor and outfeed conveyor options
  • Provides access for both electric jack and forklift
Stack Elevator Detail

SMETCO Stack Elevator.

  Further Information

  Pricing and Availability

Click to download (pdf format):
High Speed Sorting System brochure (722 KB)
Quick Sort brochure (342 KB)
Pallet Stacker brochure (153 KB)
Pallet Stack Elevator brochure (187 KB)
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