Teamwork Displayed for Gas Meter Paint Finishing System

Teamwork Displayed for Gas Meter Paint Finishing System

Finishing system manufacturer and conveyor specialist work together to deliver innovative paint finishing solutions.  Pacline Conveyors has many years of experience working with paint finishing companies to improve their productivity through automation. Elite Air Systems specializes in manufacturing all types of high quality spray finishing systems, including spray booths, conveyor automated finishing systems, industrial paint kitchens, bake ovens and air make-up units. Mike Regalado from Elite Air Systems and Robert D’Alesio from Pacline Conveyors have been working together on paint finishing applications for some time now and have developed a good working relationship. Mike has extensive knowledge of the paint-finishing world and calls on the experts at Pacline Conveyors to provide the best conveyor options for their individual customer needs. Recently, Mike had a new project with his customer Angelo Radelja at Romet Ltd. Romet manufactures and supplies rotary gas meters and related instruments to gas utilities and customers around the world. Romet needed a new gas meter paint finishing system that would increase production capacity of their smaller sized gas meters.  Mike quickly contacted PACLINE to provide the conveyor design and equipment for this application.  Robert worked closely with both Angelo and Mike to come up with an efficient layout and drawing within the allowable space.    Prototype for custom part carrier developed by PACLINE Angelo’s idea to increase the production rate for his gas meters involved a new carrier that would to double the product carrying capacity.  Since Angelo had little time or resources to dedicate to this, Robert at PACLINE took on the task of designing the carrier to handle the gas meters on the new...
Pacline Conveyors Inc. awarded Inmate Property Storage System for $100 Million Jail Project in Harris County, Texas.

Pacline Conveyors Inc. awarded Inmate Property Storage System for $100 Million Jail Project in Harris County, Texas.

  Pacline Conveyors Inc., was recently awarded the contract to build and install the inmate property storage system for the new Harris County Joint Processing Center in Houston, Texas. The $100 million dollar, 250,000 square-foot facility will serve the third largest county jail system in the United States and is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. The new Joint Processing Center has been designed to improve efficiency in the correctional system by consolidating and streamlining all inmate bookings and releases for the city of Houston and the county. The Harris County Center will have the capacity to hold up to 1,500 inmates at various stages of processing. Managing the inmate property for a facility of this size is a challenge and an important reason why the builder, Clark Construction, chose PACLINE’s automated garment storage and retrieval system for the Harris County Joint Processing Center. The PACLINE system will include 12 industrial-strength PAC-LINE™ signature enclosed track conveyor loops with the capacity to carry a total of 12,000 hanging garment bags with inmate personal property. PACLINE’s RETRIEVER™  control system will allow operators the efficiency of retrieving multiple indexed bags. This is an important feature of the system as it is estimated that the Harris County Center will be processing up to 900 inmates per day. The enclosed-track design of PACLINE’s conveyor system eliminates dangerous pinch points common in other conveyor systems. This is an extremely important consideration for inmate property systems where hands and fingers of the operators can come in contact with the track and moving chain. Karl Scholz, President of Pacline Overhead Conveyors says, “We appreciate this...
Inmate Property Storage System for Canada’s Second Largest Jail

Inmate Property Storage System for Canada’s Second Largest Jail

Background: The Toronto South Detention Centre opened in 2014. This maximum-medium security correctional facility was built to replace three local jails in the Toronto: the Toronto Jail (Known as the Don Jail), the Toronto West Detention Centre and the Mimico Correctional Centre. The Mimico Centre, parts of which dated back to 1887, was finally demolished in 2011 to make room for the new state-of-the-art Toronto South Detention Centre. Challenge: As the second largest jail in Canada, the Toronto South Detention Centre has a capacity for over 2000 inmates. By law, all inmate property must be stored safely while individuals are incarcerated. At this centre, anywhere from 200-400 inmates may be entering or leaving the facility on a daily basis requiring either storage or access to their individual personal property. Efficient and secure management (storage and retrieval) of this large amount of property was a key requirement for the new inmate property storage system at the Toronto South Detention Centre. Solution:                     PACLINE Overhead Conveyors was contracted to provide a fully automated garment bag handling system to manage all inmate property for the Toronto South Detention Centre. PACLINE’s Inmate Property storage and retrieval system uses their industrial-quality PAC-LINE™ enclosed track conveyor. The complete PACLINE system for Toronto South Detention Centre included: 5 floor-supported, conveyor loops 5 RETRIEVER™ controllers, one per loop Total capacity for 2013 garment bags Pacline also provided all mechanical and electrical design and installation. Results: The PACLINE Inmate Property Storage system provided a highly efficient system for managing the property of over 2000 inmates. Using 5 separate conveyor loops...
Overhead Conveyor Customer Success Story

Overhead Conveyor Customer Success Story

New integrator finds PACLINE conveyors easy to install for paint finishing customer A discussion with Art Koch of Unified Technologies Unified Technologies in Cleveland, Ohio has provided high quality shot blast equipment, washers, spare parts, technical support, service, and blast media since 1999. They provide a full range of shot blast and wash systems to handle the wide variety of customer applications. Art Koch, president of Unified Technologies was looking for the best conveyor product to recommend for his customer, Advanced Gas and Welding Solutions LLC. Advanced Gas and Welding Solutions needed to find a way to increase production by automating their process for painting gas propane bottles. Koch started with an on-line search and came across PACLINE’s video called Overhead Conveyor System Basics.  This gave him a quick overview of PACLINE’s overhead conveyors and led him to another video that very specifically demonstrated the exact application his customer was looking for!  – Wet Spray Finishing Conveyor System for Painting Propane Bottles. We asked Art to tell us about his first experience with PACLINE Overhead Conveyors.   What were your customer’s requirements of the new conveyor system? “The new conveyor was required to replace the existing manual paint system at Advance Gas and Welding Solutions. The paint finishing line included a propane bottle washer as well as a paint booth. Our customer required a complete system that would fully integrate the propane tank cleaning and painting processes.” Koch was unfamiliar with PACLINE and in fact had not ever sold a conveyor of this sort before. After reviewing the PACLINE website and a few product videos, Koch could see that the PAC-LINE™ overhead conveyor could do what his customer required....
Miles of Conveyors for Under Armour® Distribution House

Miles of Conveyors for Under Armour® Distribution House

Under Armour® started in 1996 as a simple plan by founder Kevin Plank to make a superior T-shirt for athletes – a shirt that provided compression and that would wick perspiration off the skin rather than absorb it. Plank, then 23 years old, produced shirts out of his grandmother’s basement and at the end of 1996 had $17,000 in sales. Under Armour® has experienced extraordinary success and growth over the years, now selling their products around the world. Revenue in 2015 reached $3.96 billion and the growth continues with a 2016 forecast of $4.96 billion! To successfully support this volume of sales, the company has had to create and maintain some of the largest manufacturing and distribution centers in this industry. In 2014, Under Armour® began building the 2 new distribution centers – one on the west coast (Rialto, CA) and one in the east (Mt. Juliet, TN). To pull this off, they needed to work with companies who had solid, proven track records in terms of engineering expertise, product quality, and the ability to deliver the volume of installed equipment on the timelines required. PACLINE’s role: PACLINE was chosen to provide the overhead monorail conveyors for empty carton and tote handling for both of the new Under Armour® facilities. The Conveyor Challenge: The larger of the two new distribution centers for Under Armour® was being built in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. This facility would occupy over 1 million square feet. The empty carton and empty tote conveyor systems were to be fully integrated with the other roller and belt style conveyors in the picking and packing areas – over...