Grocery Store Conveyor

Grocery Store Conveyor

Grocery Store Conveyor A supermarket in Colombia saw another store using a conveyor system to handle grocery order picking and they wanted to emulate a similar micro-fulfillment solution in their own store. Pacline worked together with an integrator to create a custom overhead conveyor system that would meet their needs. Our engineers chose the PAC-LINE™ round track conveyor for this application because of its flexibility, compact size, and quiet motor. The Grocery Store Bag Handling Solution Pacline worked closely with a systems integrator to design this in-store grocery micro-fulfillment solution. The system works when a customer places their order online and then it is assigned to one of the supermarket’s employees to pick in-store. After the employee has been assigned a customer’s grocery list, they will go to one of the locations on the conveyor where it dips down to remove an empty shopping bag and proceed to fill it with the customer’s order. Once the employee is finished gathering all the items in the online order, they hang the grocery bag back onto the overhead conveyor system at a specific location and press a start button. The overhead conveyor then transports the bag to a designated area that utilizes the store’s backroom storage space, so that another employee can prepare the order for the customer to pick–up.   Supermarket Bag Conveyor Features The conveyor system has a few areas throughout the store in which it dips down so that employees can add/remove the bags.   There are stations where they can stop or start the overhead conveyor as needed.   Adjustable conveyor speed that ranges from 8-38 feet per minute  This system can hold up to 180 bags at one time   Ceiling supported system without floor supports maximized the floor space    The Challenges One of the key challenges of this solution was to make sure that the conveyor system adhered to safety and cleanliness standards. In order...
Automotive Parts Storage Conveyors

Automotive Parts Storage Conveyors

Automotive Parts Storage Conveyors Pacline offers overhead conveyor solutions for high-density storage systems with FIFO characteristics to allow the largest amount of automotive parts to be stored in the least amount of space. This is achieved by taking the automotive parts off the shop floor and utilizing the volume of the building. Below is an example of how an overhead conveyor solution can make automotive parts storage more efficient. Automotive Parts Handled Instrument Panel Substrate (Plastic Skeleton) Example Project Goals 1. Need to store approximately 400 automotive parts2. Minimize floor space used for storage3. Minimize cost Example Conveyor Solution Using our cost-effective PAC-LINE™ overhead conveyor the operator would simply hook the instrument panel onto the overhead conveyor, which could be moving continuously or indexing. The automotive parts would fill the bottom level of the conveyor and then continue up to the second level or even third. When the buffer of parts reach the unload area, the operator would simply remove the part for use. 384 Instrument Panels in only 1200 ft² The same approach is used for car frame components, in this case, 400 parts in only 584 sq ft.   Pacline Conveyor Advantages Utilize unused overhead space Bolt together -no welding required Easy installation Minimize floor space footprint Increase parts storage efficiency Efficient and Reliable Automotive Parts Storage Solutions Contact one of our engineers to learn more about our different styles of enclosed track overhead conveyors today! Phone: 1-800-955-8860 Email: sales@pacline.com GET MORE INFORMATION Your NameCompany NameE-mail Address Phone NumberTell us about your project?CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged....
Tent Drying Conveyor

Tent Drying Conveyor

Tent Drying Conveyor   Commercial Tent Rentals & Sales Limited is the largest established tent rental company in Eastern Canada. As Atlantic Canada’s leading supplier of tents, their inventory ranges from sizes suited to a backyard barbecue for family and friends to a sit-down dinner for thousands. They contacted Pacline after they saw a similar system Pacline had installed at another facility and wanted to duplicate it at their own. Essentially, they wanted to automate their tent drying process as their current process was to manually dry the tents and place them on clothing lines that hung throughout the facility. The Challenge The system needed to be ceiling hung with no floor supports. However, the facility had a sloped roof which meant the conveyor system needed to be hung from the highest point down to operator height (lowest point on system). Pacline was able to accommodate the long 27’ foot drop by breaking the supports into 2 different sections thus in the end not needing any floor support. The Solution Pacline installed a 700-foot PAC-LINE™ enclosed track conveyor system to automate their tent drying process. The new process allows tents to be cleaned in an industrial washer then placed onto the conveyor system from the load point by an operator. Once the tent is placed onto the system it is moved up into the ceiling area to air dry, which takes approximately one day. When the tents are fully air dried, they are brought back down using  to the unload area which is located by the dock door. Operators can now utilize the floor space underneath the conveyor, which...
Why Choose an Enclosed Track Conveyor?

Why Choose an Enclosed Track Conveyor?

Why Choose an Enclosed Track Conveyor? Think you don’t need an enclosed track? Think again! In recent years, industries has been shifting from traditional I-Beam overhead conveyors to enclosed track conveyor designs. An enclosed track overhead conveyor consists of a chain running within a round track, such as our PAC-LINE™ overhead conveyor. Loads are suspended from the chain pendants that stick out of the slot of the track. Some enclosed track conveyor styles such as our PAC-MAX™ can also be inverted. An advantage of the enclosed track design is to prevent contamination of the conveyor chain. The enclosed track protects the chain against build-up and residue that could ultimately cause damage. For example, you can see in the image below of our enclosed track conveyor used in a heavy duty powder coating system. This is extremely important to maintaining the life span of an overhead conveyor system. Imagine the image above was an I-Beam style conveyor with exposed chain and track, the difference would be easy to see! There are other advantages of an enclosed track conveyor such as: lower cross section height finger pinch points are reduced with internally running conveyor chain prevents contamination of the products below smaller radii on horizontal and vertical bends some designs allow an inverted “slot up” position with minimal or no modifications While there are still some applications such as carrying very heavy loads that would benefit using an I-Beam style conveyor, the advantages an enclosed track can offer are superior. Particularly in the paint and finishing industry where product and chain contamination are a great concern. Contact one of our engineers to...
Licensed UNIBILT® Enclosed Track Conveyor Distributor

Licensed UNIBILT® Enclosed Track Conveyor Distributor

Licensed UNIBILT® Enclosed Track Conveyor Distributor PACLINE CONVEYORS is now providing system sales and expertise for UNIBILT® enclosed track conveyors. Pacline Conveyors Inc. is now a licensed distributor/integrator for UNIBILT® enclosed track conveyors. UNIBILT® conveyors are well suited for medium to heavy-duty conveyor applications such as paint lines, assembly lines and parts storage. For almost 40 years PACLINE has provided custom conveyor solutions in a wide range of industries. PACLINE understands that no two projects are the same and the best solutions require experienced engineering and the right equipment to meet the needs of the specific customer application. “With the addition of UNIBILT® conveyors we are able to completely round-out our product line and offer a wider range of solutions to fit even more of our customer’s needs” Karl Scholz, president of Pacline Conveyors. UNIBILT® conveyors are known to be the strongest conveyors in the industry.  All UNIBILT® track is precision roll formed from WEBALLOY II™ Steel – a specially formulated high strength carbon steel that is harder, stronger and designed to last longer. Customized UNIBILT® systems have been widely adopted by automobile and other industrial manufacturers around the world. UNIBILT® continuous flow conveyor solution was used for this investment casting operation which carried parts up to 250 lbs. This conveyor is strong enough to handle large-volume production runs and is more compact and economical than standard heavy-duty I-Beam conveyors. This UNIBILT® overhead Power and Free conveyor was recently installed to handle 400 lbs. automotive parts. The system included 1400 feet of track in three loops. This Power and Free system can accumulate loads, switch and reroute products and...