MINISTRATUSPLUS Automatic Palletizer

The Marchesini MINISTRATUSPLUS is an automatic machine capable of receiving single closed cases, picking them up by a suction cups plate and palletizing the same on a wooden, plastic or metal pallet having standard dimensions 800×1200 or 1000×1200 mm. Manual empty pallet loading and full pallet discharge. Possibility (on demand) to foresee the automatic pallet loading and discharge on chains at 100mm height from the floor level.


Main Features

  • The basic machine, manufactured with a solid structure covered by painted steel panels, supports a servo driven arm moving on the 3 Cartesian axes X, Y, Z for the picking up of cases and the stacking on pallet. Electrical cabinet is on board, on the machine rear side;
  • The transparent protection allows maximum visibility inside the palletizer and easy access to the internal roller conveyor. Servo driven movements, controlled by the PC;
  • The rigidity of the arm structure, allows the Ministratus to absorb up to 7 cases/minute, the picking head can rotate at 360° picking the case by suction cups plate;
  • Manual empty pallet loading on dedicated guides placed in line or at 90°, pre-arranged with two positions to handle Euro Pallets of 800×1200 or 1000x1200mm;
  • Full pallet manual discharge with possibility to replace the guides with optional devices to obtain automatic pallet loading and discharge.


On demand, the following Optional groups are available:

  • Motorized Infeed Roller Conveyor for the connection with the upstream casepacker;
  • Case Turning Device with safety protection;
  • Installation of Checkweigher for the case weight control before palletizing;
  • Installation of Printer (print & apply model), for the labels printing and application on case;
  • Group for the case rejection made up of pusher, idle roller conveyor for the collection of the rejected cases (minimum length 750 mm) and safety guard. Possibility of length extension for both the roller and the safety guard, to be defined during the project phase;
  • Group for the automatic pallet loading, in line or at 90°, and pallet discharge on transport chains placed at 100 mm height from the floor level (max. pallet height = 1.550 mm).


Installed Safeties

  • Safety guard in Methacrylate with micro switches;
  • Overload torque control on all motors;
  • Infeed cases minimum load control, idle machine in case of lack of cases and maximum load control with stop of the upstream machine;
  • Visual and acoustic signal of empty pallet ready for removal/discharge;
  • Optical barrier safety at pallet discharge.

Technical data

Product size, external case dimensions with pallet 800x1200 mm

  • “A” Length: Min 140 mm - Max 520 mm – (5,51” to 20,47”)
  • “B” Width: Min 120 mm - Max 350 mm (4,72” to 13,78”)
  • “H” Height (Depth): Min 120 mm - Max 350 mm (4,72” to 13,78”)

Product size, external case dimensions with pallet 1000x1200 mm

  • “A” Length: Min 230 mm - Max 520 mm – (9,05” to 20,47”)
  • “B” Width: Min 230 - Max 350 mm (9,05”to 13,78”)
  • “H” Height (Depth): Min 120 mm - Max 350 mm (4,72” to 13,78”)

Double picking size parts (note for pallet 1000x1200m)

  • Double Picking Size Parts necessary for case with “B” quote dimension lower than 230 mm (9,05”)

Case infeed height

  • Min 400 mm (15,747”) - Max 800 mm (31,495”) from the floor level

Pallet dimensions

  • Europallet 800x1200 mm (31,495”x47,243”) or 1000x1200 mm (39,369”x47,243”)
  • Total height of stack+pallet at floor level = 1650 mm (64,960”)
  • In case of automatic pallet discharge on chains at H. 100mm (3,936”) from the floor level, the total height of stack+pallet is reduced at 1.550 mm (61,023”)

Pallet outfeed

  • Manual Pallet Infeed & Outfeed at floor level
  • Automatic Pallet Infeed & Outfeed is Optional, on demand

Mechanical speed

  • up to 7 cycles (picking/place of cases) per minute
  • The output always depends on the number of infeed cases and required pallet pattern size

Standard voltage

  • 400 Volts, 3-phase, Neutral & Ground. Frequency: 50 Cycles

Electrical system

  • The machine complies with international CE standards and it is tested according to the certified Quality Plan

Electric cabinet

  • On board, on machine rear side, CE compliant

Three colours advisory lights (5 functions)

Electric functions

  • Commanded by an Industrial Siemens PC. Autotest included

PC Control Panel complete with

  • Start, stop, reset and emergency push buttons
  • Jog connector
  • Password protected services access
  • Touch screen display to visualize advisory messages to the operator as well as necessary size management selections
  • Function and machine status information
  • Production data: partial hours counter with reset, total hours counter, good products counter, speed indicator
  • Message presentation including services and Help menu
  • Two additional foreign languages can be added to Italian language
  • Conforming to EMC norms (El. Magnetic Compatibility)


  • Venturi System

Pneumatic components

  • SMC

Noise level

  • Not exceeding 80 dB(A)

Technical documentation

  • Original standard Instructions Manual (one hardcopy + Pendrive) and CE Certificate are supplied with the machine

Commercial References

Gianluca Cavalli - Mirko Malatrasi Sales Managers

Ph. +39 349 392 0666 | +39 342 127 8487

Direct ph. +39 051 0116 303 | +39 051 0116 307

E-mail [email protected]

Ugo Bartolomei Sales & Business Development Manager

Ph. +39 342 778 6619

Direct ph. +39 051 0116 333

E-mail [email protected]


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