MINDA distinguishes between stack turners turning in or crosswise to the transport direction.
Stack turners turning in transport direction are used to turn stacks in front of or behind printing machines. They turn stacks up to 2 t with and without pallets in minimal cycle time and can also be operated in throughfeed operation. Moreover, the turner can palletize oder depalletize the stacks.
Stack turners turning crosswise to the transport direction are mainly used in the finished goods transport. The stack is gently clamped and turned by 180°. The following stack is directly fed into the turner and can be turned, as the turning drum does not have to be returned. This system is only used in throughfeed operation and turns stacks up to 1 t.