Solve Your Supply Chain Challenges

The dairy supply chain is arguably one of the more challenging to manage. Dairy distributors are under strict regulations to control temperature and humidity to maintain food safety and ultimately get products to market within increasingly tight timelines. Cannon Equipment understands these challenges because we’ve been serving the industry since 1978.

Whether our customers need conveyors, stackers, palletizers, display carts, or an entire end-to-end solution, we’ll design a flexible system that can be integrated into existing workflows. We can also create a completely new stand-alone solution. At Cannon Equipment, we keep the dairy industry moving forward.

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We can design a custom solution to solve your dairy industry challenges.

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FEATURED SOLUTIONS AND CUSTOMIZATION CAPABILITIES

WhisperpakTM Caser

The Cannon Equipment WhisperpakTM Caser was designed specifically for the dairy industry to be faster, smoother, and easier to change over than standard casing technology. Servo-driven precision motion control and energy management technology create a smoother and faster case packing process by eliminating additional motion. And by incorporating a touch screen, we simplified the user experience – letting operators adjust speed, height, and more by simply a touch of the screen.

Features

  • Configurable to run a multitude of square products ranging from 4-ounce to 128-ounce, packed either into plastic cases or corrugated boxes
  • Menu-driven product changeovers minimize downtime and setup complexity with the ease of a touch screen
  • Servo-driven actuators provide precision control and higher operational speeds while extending machine life through energy management technology (EMT) 
  • Sliding doors give unimpeded access to caser interior for simplified operator interaction
  • Open frame and doors with grid covered openings allow for easy viewing and sanitary washdown
  • Compact design allows drop-in integration in tight spaces
  • Electrical panel with divided high and low voltage sides allows for easy troubleshooting and access to components without the need for special Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Energy consumption reduced through primarily pneumatic actuators
  • Heavy duty, stainless steel construction for rigorous everyday usage as well as washdown applications

For more casing solutions, visit our Case Packers page.

Chain Palletizer and Depalletizer

These solutions are perfect for dairy facilities that use forklifts to move pallets and products from an elevated position, which improves access for washdown applications. These flexible solutions are also configurable to meet your facilities’ space requirements and current operational needs.

Features

  • Complete, fully automated loading solution for column stacked cases, including empty pallet dispenser, stack stabilizer, and integration of OEM wrappers or banding machines
  • Cannon Equipment-built elevated multi-chain type conveyor moves pallet through each station
  • Powered back wall assures stack stabilizing loading control
  • Powered pallet clamp provides load station pallet alignment or positioning and movement control
  • Heavy duty, stainless steel construction is ideal for rigorous everyday usage as well as washdown applications
  • Machine infeeds and exits are configurable to work in facility’s available space
  • Touch screen provided for simplified operator interface
  • UL panels included for industry standard safety assurances
  • Machine fencing and guarding provided for added safety

At Cannon Equipment, we produce multiple systems that allow you to automate pallet loading and unloading. Visit our Palletizer and Depalletizer page to see more of our solutions.

Case Stacker

With multiple configurations and applications, our line of case stackers meets your unique requirements. They’re designed to create efficiencies, working in the most rigorous environments every day. Innovative guidance systems provide firm stacking at higher speeds, giving you better control to mitigate downtime.

Features

  • Complete automated solution for stacking dairy cases to increase efficiencies throughout the assembly line
  • Heavy duty, stainless steel construction for rigorous everyday usage as well as washdown applications
  • Pan or angle conveyor applications accommodate multiple case configurations
  • Cam follower design lift assembly
  • Air or hydraulic operation available

Top-Out Case Unstacker

Cannon Equipment’s unstackers automatically unstack cases by separating cases from the top of each stack, delivering them to an elevated height to drop onto the conveyor to move product efficiently to the next location in your dairy operations. Our unstackers are customized to your operations, adjusting to case size, stack height, and chain speed.

Features

  • Complete automated solution for unstacking dairy cases to save time and create efficiencies
  • Multiple configurations adapt to your facility’s available space
  • Designed for standard 13×13 or 13×19 dairy cases up to 7-high
  • Heavy duty, stainless steel construction for rigorous everyday usage as well as washdown applications
  • Inline or reverse applications available depending on operational needs
SideHill-Case-Washer

NEW! Side Hill Washer

Features

  • Self-cleaning spray tunnel(s)
  • Self-cleaning filtration
  • Automatic tank drain and water refresh
  • Entire machine deep cleaning in under 15 minutes

NEW! Clean Conveyor

When our customers in the dairy industry needed a more sanitary conveyor system, we designed Cannon Equipment’s Clean Conveyor. This conveyance system minimizes contamination by eliminating pans, flat surfaces, and other areas where water and debris normally collect. And by using tool-less, removable liners, operators are able to clean the machine themselves – eliminating the need and cost of employing a maintenance technician for the job. The Clean Conveyor is also customizable for in-floor, on-floor, and overhead operations.

Features

  • Simplified maintenance and cleaning saves time and resources
  • Heavy duty, stainless steel construction for rigorous everyday usage as well as washdown applications
  • Open design allows for easy visual conveyor inspection
  • Tool-less, removable wear liners reduce chain wear and tear
  • Supports provided based on applications needs
  • Commonality of parts simplifies replacement part sourcing and ordering

The Clean Conveyor is our newest conveyor designed specifically for the dairy industry. We also have many other conveyor styles to suit your needs and space requirements. Learn more.

Caseless Product Loader

When our dairy customers need to move large volumes of one-gallon containers, they turn to the Cannon Equipment Caseless Product Loader. This solution replaces the traditional dairy case by loading product directly from the filler onto a rolling dolly or pallet, where it’s then ready for shrink wrapping, store delivery, and ultimately store display. The end result is an expedited process for both the vendor and end user.

Features

  • Complete, fully automated solution for product pattern forming, loading onto pallet or dolly, and dispensing and conveying dolly or pallets through to final product load stretch wrapping
  • Integrated tray handling provides layer support and bottle containment, including tray dispensing, for a more streamlined process
  • Configurable to load one-gallon products onto rolling dollies or pallets for bulk handling
  • Bottles monitored at infeed with automatic removal of turned or tipped bottles to reduce potential downtime and product loss
  • Heavy duty, stainless steel construction for rigorous everyday usage as well as washdown applications
  • Touch screens provided for simplified operator interface
  • Machine fencing and guarding provided for added safety
  • Cannon Equipment-built heavy-duty dollies available for seamless integration

Check out our End of Line Packaging Solutions for additional product loading solutions.

Tray and Dolly Washer

Featuring dual lanes and the ability to clean both dollies and trays at the same time, this combination washer works efficiently within any dairy operation. Innovative features such as removable access panels and high-volume, anti-clog nozzles provide easy inspection and maintenance.

Features

  • Dual line dolly and tray washer provides maximum capacity
  • Easily removable access panels simplify machine inspection, cleaning, and maintenance
  • High volume, anti-clog, stainless steel atomization cone spray nozzles provide optimal sanitation
  • Ported external nozzles save maintenance time while reducing obstruction inside the tanks, making the tank easier to keep clean
  • Stainless steel cannister filter with washable, reusable bags saves money by eliminating the need to buy new bags
  • Analog electronic pressure and level sensing provide smart, continuous monitoring of machine health
  • Independent wash and rinse water reclamation tanks and baffled spray tunnels minimize water and chemical carryover for a cleaner, faster washdown

To learn more about our washer solutions, visit our Washer page.

Cart Loader

Reduce worker strain and increase line efficiencies with the Cannon Equipment Cart Loader. This innovative solution reduces labor costs and increases efficiencies by automatically loading gallon milk bottles onto mobile distribution and display carts.

Features

  • Internal product accumulation elevator allows for continuous operation while empty and full carts are being exchanged to maintain line efficiency
  • Auto cart kickout feature reduces worker fatigue
  • Compact design for environments with limited space
  • Heavy duty, stainless steel construction for rigorous everyday usage as well as washdown applications
  • Touch screens provided for simplified operator interface
  • Dual product line infeeds available for higher speed applications
  • Machine fencing and guarding provided for added safety

Check out our End of Line Packaging Solutions for additional product loading solutions.

Cart Tunnel Washer

Wash your dairy carts more efficiently with a machine that automates the cart washing process. Simply place your carts on the ramp and set your speed. The Cannon Equipment Cart Tunnel Washer does the rest.

Features

  • Built-in cart conveyance with optional infeed and exit ramps keeps carts moving continuously from wash station to distribution for increased efficiency
  • Tunnel-like design provides continuous cart flow-through to save time and energy
  • High volume, anti-clog, stainless steel atomization cone spray nozzles along with time, chemicals, and heated water provide thorough cart cleaning
  • Reusable, cleanable bags allow operator to change filters while machine is running to reduce costly downtime
  • Analog electronic pressure and level sensing provide smart, continuous monitoring of machine health
  • Independent wash and rinse water reclamation tanks and baffled spray tunnels minimize water and chemical carryover for a cleaner, faster washdown
  • Heavy gauge stainless steel, formed-and-welded body construction allows for rigorous everyday usage

For more washer solutions, visit our Washer page.

STANDARD

Distribution and Display Product Cart

Also known as the Milk Bossy, this cart mitigates the tight profit margins in the dairy industry by making the customer the first person to touch the milk container. Milk containers can be filled, staged, and automatically moved onto the cart, which is then delivered to the store and placed directly into the display cooler. By reducing the number of times workers touch the product, this cart saves dramatically on labor costs.

Features

  • Low-temperature casters available to allow products to be stored in coolers
  • Different caster options available for your application requirements
  • Stainless steel construction is both sanitary and durable
  • Wire shelving for airflow, visibility, and washdown applications
  • Rear lift gate for automatic loading

Specifications

Depth: 26 5/16”
Width: 26 7/8”
Height: 65 11/16”
Weight: 109 lbs.
Load Capacity: 800 lbs.
Material: Stainless steel

This is just one of the many carts we design for the dairy industry. For more cart ideas or inspiration, visit our Stocking, Picking, Display, Distribution, and Security Cart pages.