In-Floor Towline Conveyor Improves Wood Finishing Process

In-Floor Towline Conveyor Improves Wood Finishing Process

In-Floor Towline Conveyor Improves Wood Finishing Process   The Challenge An architectural millwork company realized a need to improve workflow through their paint and finishing area and contacted Pacline for assistance.  Their process at that time included the use of carts to manually move wooden parts through the stages of finishing, including sanding, spraying, curing and finish coating.  The carts were being moved many times causing workflow obstructions and wasted labor.  The Solution A Pacline engineer worked with the customer to confirm the system requirements as well as to share the conceptual layouts. The layout of the conveyor path was coordinated with the customer’s spray booth, oven and other processing areas. The final layout design was approved by the customer and met the project objectives.  The wooden parts are carried on carts that are attached to an in-floor towline conveyor. The carts are pulled through a sanding area, then through a paint booth. After painting, the carts move through a serpentine area for flash off, prior to moving through a curing oven.  To reduce the length of the curing oven, the conveyor doubles back through the oven then moves the carts to an unloading area. The Result The installed conveyor system helped control the overall process flow while reducing labor, improving throughput, and reducing handling damage. The Pacline customer was able to install the conveyor using a local qualified contractor.   Pacline offers flexibility in the scope of supply, providing only equipment, as in this case, or complete turn-key conveyor solutions. GET MORE INFORMATION Your Name Company Name E-mail Address Phone Number Tell us about your project?EmailThis 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...
Custom Overhead Conveyor System for Storage and Retrieval

Custom Overhead Conveyor System for Storage and Retrieval

Custom Overhead Conveyor System for Storage and Retrieval Spector & Co. began in 1964 selling custom branded writing instruments. Today, the company is a leading supplier of promotional products in North America with a focus on travel accessories and writing materials. Their 65,000 square foot facility in St. Laurent, Quebec offers thousands of different products with 30 decorating options from digital printing to laser engraving. PACLINE was contacted by Spector & Co. to help manage and improve their storage and retrieval process of bulky items such as backpacks and duffel bags. Their current system utilized manual push carts on the floor to store and transport products through the labeling and shipping process. This cart system was causing the product flow and inventory management to be disorganized and inefficient. After reviewing some of the Retail Conveyor Applications on the PACLINE website, Spector & Co. recognized the opportunity they had if they could utilize the empty overhead space in their plant. To get a better understanding of how the custom overhead conveyor would work for their products, Spector staff visited the PACLINE office for a live demonstration of the system. Challenges Spector & Co. needed to improve their storage and retrieval system for handling bulky items such as backpacks and duffel bags. Hundreds of backpacks and duffel bags needed to be quickly accessible for custom orders, where the items would be decorated and packaged for shipping. The use of manual push carts was taking up a great amount of valuable floor space in the facility and caused the process to be very disorganized. Solutions When Spector & Co. came to PACLINE...