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November 2020

PSS’s modular structure

Sales start in Eastern Europe

Logimarkt is successfully marketing SW Paratus' pallet-sliding device in Eastern Europe. The specialist for logistics equipment aims at creating solutions that are adapted to the operators' posture and support their natural patterns of movement. The improved ergonomics of customized packaging, equipment or storage systems promotes concentration and motivation in the work place, and minimizes sick leave and risks of injury.

Our portfolio is now expanded with our newly developed PSS pallet stacking station: Eight 10-pallet modules as well as four 5-pallet modules will be on view as a model system at the company's site in Bucharest, Romania. The modular system is made of robust 4 mm sheets of steel, its special edges giving it reliable stability. For individual heights, modules are combined and tightly screwed together. It can also be retrofitted with additional 10-pallet or 5-pallet modules. With this clever system, you can stack a maximum of 25 pallets cleanly and securely in minimal space. Fully in line with the logistics provider, the PSS optimizes pallet handling in all aspects of handling goods and organizing warehouses.


September 2020

US model

PSV-ULTRA US-GMA speeds up New York

Thermo Fisher Scientific terms itself "the worldwide leader in serving science". Solutions by the American technology company are used for lab analytics, studies or targeted research in laboratories. Now the renowned company is taking advantage of our German engineering skills.

Shipped from Hamburg's harbor with destination New York, the PSV ULTRA in the US version is designed for GMA pallets measuring 48×40 inches. Re-palletizing with a little trick: since the industrial truck is able to enter US pallets from all four sides, the source pallet can be turned 90° and placed on the slider. This way, the upper layer of boards on the pallet lie in sliding direction and the load glides smoothly onto the target pallet. To adjust for pallets with widely varying heights, the slider can be quickly modified with polyamide plates. The quick pallet change optimizes pallet handling at the New York location and speeds up the supply of goods to pharmaceutical manufacturers, the biotech industry, diagnostic facilities and research laboratories around the world many times over.


August 2020

Clean logistics

Into the pharmaceutical sector with PSV ULTRA

Anyone who is committed to GMP, GSP and GDP takes quality assurance very seriously. At SK Pharma in Bielefeld, the certificates for Good Practice in Manufacturing, Storage and Distribution reflect the company's philosophy. This is because our logistics service provider places the highest demands on product handling, where the strictest quality and safety standards apply. And that is where the PSV ULTRA by SW Paratus comes into play: seamlessly integrated into the internal processes of finishing, packaging, storage and transport, the pallet-sliding device enables reliable processes and smooth pallet changes in daily logistics operations.

Convinced by successful tests on site, SK Pharma decided on two PSV ULTRAs and a PSS pallet-stacking station. For the pharmaceutical company, fast re-palletizing saves lots of time and makes work easier. As the connecting link in the production, wholesale and storage of human and veterinary pharmaceuticals and narcotics, the PSV ULTRA now contributes to clean, ergonomic logistics processes. Delivery included installation service and commissioning, a third system is already in planning.


March 2020

PSV-ULTRA goes aboard

AIDA cruise ships get support from pallet-sliding devices

This is the cruise they had always dreamed of. Almost unnoticed, the Provision Master in the huge hull of the AIDAprima is responsible for providing all goods that crew and passengers need. The 100-120 tons of food and consumer goods needed for a seven-day cruise are loaded by logistic professionals within a few hours. In the future, two PSV-ULTRAs will be supporting the crew. Instead of manually transferring fruit crates and vegetable containers from wooden to plastic pallets, now it will take only seconds to change pallets with the PSV-ULTRA.

While curious passengers go ashore and new guests check in, there is a lively hustle and bustle going on below deck. The short, expensive layover times in ports create enormous time pressure: palletized food and ship equipment are placed in cargo hatches via forklifts, transferred to industrial trucks inside the ship, distributed to the different decks via elevator, then repalletized and stored at their destination.

From now on two PSV ULTRAs will streamline transfers from wooden Euro-pallets to the hygienic plastic load carriers that are mandatory in cold storage and food areas. In Kiel’s harbor, the AIDA took the PSV ULTRAs aboard. Instead of the strenuous manual transfers, 70 pallets with about 40 tons of goods were repalletized with the pallet-sliding device in a multi-hour test. The PSV ULTRA successfully carried out all required tasks and convinced the Provision Master of its advantages in productivity and efficiency. For good measure, a special frame allows the PSV ULTRA to be used flexibly at different locations. In the medium term, more of the fleet’s ships will be equipped with PSV ULTRAs. Welcome aboard!

Take a look at the video on our YouTube channel

June 2019

Masterpiece for octabins

Now change pallets under octagonal bulk boxes easily

The operation begins impressively when the forklift drives in with the octabin on the pallet and the pallet-sliding device encloses the octagonal bulk box in a virtually form-fitting way. As soon as the pallet is set down, it is replaced immediately: With the help of the forklift and a new pallet on the fork, the operator pushes the old pallet out of the back opening of the PSV. Your actual freight, the filled octabin, moves smoothly to the target pallet. Perfectly positioned, it goes straight to where it is needed.

The PSV for octabins is tailor-made for octagonal bulk boxes that are used for transporting and storing goods particularly in the chemical industry. Typical transport goods in this heavy-duty packaging solution are pellets or granular, bulk or ground materials. The PSV is designed for octabins on a standard square pallet measuring 1,140 × 1,140 mm (CP3, CP8, CP9). Other sizes and models such as stainless steel upon request. For daily use, the pallet-changing station is extremely robust. The construction is reinforced with crossbeams and is anchored to the floor on site. Due to the heavy weight of filled octabins (up to 1,000 kg), the use of our polyamide rails for side and middle support is advised.


January 2019

Among the top ten

US model Nippon Express

Not only the unusual inch size of 48” × 40” (approx. 122 × 102 cm), but above all the construction design featuring top deckboards applied transversely to the regular sliding direction challenged our engineering skills: Nippon Express, a renowned top player among the top ten logistics groups working worldwide, asked for a pallet-sliding device that could be used for American GMA pallets. Our solution: We just slide the four-way-entry pallet transversely to the usual direction!

Simply by turning the GMA pallet by 90°, the deckboards run parallel to the sliding direction. The US PSV model masters all the other demands through its customized design taking adjusted specifications for length, width and height into account. Three polyamide rails guarantee smooth gliding and also prevent the pallet from sagging. Hardly five weeks later, our specially designed PSV, sandblasted and powder-coated in fancy anthracite grey, was ready for take-off to the other side of the Atlantic. Transporting it to Los Angeles and San Francisco was virtually a cinch for Nippon Express’ automotive and aircraft fleet. In sunny California, by the way, mainly boxes with fruit and vegetables change pallets.


June 2018


PSV-ULTRA equalizes the difference in height

Regardless of height, material or packing size, with our PSV-ULTRA you are well advised in case of changing pallets! Major height differences between both pallets are no problem, whatever pallet type you choose, our newly developed PSV-ULTRA handles them all: plastic pallets (also H1* with edges) to aluminum or wooden pallets. Even smaller or variable shaped goods will be transfered onto the new pallet whatever height differences might come in the way.

This means, despite all the difficult conditions, the pallet change with the PSV-ULTRA is done in seconds! Adjust the loaded pallet as usual, push the new pallet with the forklift under the load from the front and slide out the old pallet to the rear. The heart of the PSV-ULTRA is a high-quality ball-bearing sliding element, which, like the device itself, is designed for maximum robustness and the longest service life. After removing the changed pallet, the drawer (with the old pallet) is returned to the device.
Test and information directly on request at SW-Paratus.

* H1 = hygiene pallet


March 2018

Packaging System "FLEXABOX"

Always the right packaging

Maybe you have already faced this problem:
You want to pack and ship something, but you just do not know which carton and system is best for your packaging problem? The devil is in the detail – as you say. That's why we thought about finding a solution for our customers. Our new FLEXABOX Packaging System offers a customizable design of the shipping package. Due its modular construction, our package system offers an ergonomic filling of the shipping box, as it can adapt cardboard rings piece by piece for an individual filling.

The basic structure always is a cardboard bottom, from which the individual rings are adjusted. With our FLEXABOX Corners, the basis for another carton ring is created – thus creating a stable shipping carton level by level. Finally, a lid is placed on the carton and the shipping unit is ready for strapping.

We are happy to provide the complete FLEXABOX-System including the cardboard rings in any quality specialised for our customers needs. Of course it is also possible to procure the cardboard rings separately as well. Also you will receive our custom build connecting corners – so you will get your own individual, innovative FLEXABOX Packaging System.


Great demand

LogiMAT 2018, our highlights in an interview

At this year's LogiMat 2018, the international trade fair for intralogistics solutions and process management, SW-Paratus was represented with two booths. We would like to thank all visitors for the lively interest in our exhibition and the many interesting technical talks and discussions.

See here our new developments, our products and an interview in a short video clip:

Watch the clip


September 2017

Now extra-lightly palletized

Successfully with crispbread

The world's largest crispbread specialist with the crown on the S asked us if we could test his products for him. Not on the tongue but directly on the carrier. And that with several pallets! Why the demand? Well, the food company Wasa/Barilla pays particular attention to its quality in the face of many pallet-changing operations per week: each pack should be just as intact in the trade as it leaves the production.

So do we have to put on velvet gloves? In short: no! In our test series with all sorts of varieties, the pallet change with the PSV worked smoothly as usual. And a touch more elegant, if the cardboard we recommend is laid under the product. Conclusion: When palletizing with our pallet sliding device PSV the sensitive crispbread certainly does not crack. No matter if Whole Grain, Light Rye, Hearty – we'll do a good job!


May 2017

Make a wish in sapphire blue

Make your dreams come true!

ABUS, a German quality manufacturer offers a large product range of innovative security solutions. Preferred material: Steel of all grades. The weights that come together in manufacturing and shipping are therefore regularly in the mid-hundredth range. Reason enough for the security specialist to be on the safe side in pallet handling as well: individually dimensioned plastic pallets are used in production!

Our task: the change to disposable wooden pallets for trucking.
Our solution: A pallet sliding device, adapted in width and length to the individual pallet size. Our addition: paint in the corporate color sapphire blue as the icing on the cake. PSV or PSS, we like to realize your special solution. Make your dreams come true!


March 2017

Great demand

Big interest on the LogiMAT 2017

The logistic sector is curious: in the short time of the fair our innovation got a great response, we’ve had very positive feedback. Representatives of well-known companies expressed their enthusiasm. Thank you very much for your interest and the informative conversations. A lot of international requests and new established contacts encourage us: our patented idea is the perfect solution for exchanging pallets in the area of logistics.

January 2017


Visit us at our stand at LogiMAT 2017

East entrance | Stand ES07

15th International Trade Fair for Distribution, Materials Handling and Information Flow

14. – 16. March 2017 – Stuttgard Trade Fair Centre