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...
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...
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...
Storefront Display Conveyor for Pack-able Jackets!

Storefront Display Conveyor for Pack-able Jackets!

Storefront Display Conveyor for Pack-able Jackets! 32 Degrees is an activewear clothing company that focuses on providing functionality and style for the everyday wardrobe. 32 Degrees’ goal is to revolutionize the everyday basics by utilizing the latest warming and cooling technologies to deliver all day comfort throughout all seasons at a valued price. PACLINE Overhead Conveyors was contacted by 32 Degrees to help with a creative storefront marketing display in Manhattan, New York in the Macy’s department store near Times Square. The customer saw our Garment Handling Systems used in retail displays and realized that we could offer the exact solution they had envisioned. The month-long window display would feature their 32 Degrees “Heat” jacket that is pack-able into a small, convenient bag. Utilizing the PAC-LINE™ Overhead Conveyor allowed 32 Degrees to demonstrate the pack-able capability of their jacket with an interesting and eye-catching effect.                   The Challenges PACLINE was faced with some very unique challenges when engineering and installing this conveyor: Storefront room dimensions were only 3’ x 18’ Storefront display conveyor could not be bolted to ground or be hung from ceiling The VFD control system could not be displayed and could not take up a lot of room Installation had to be completed overnight and no parking was available for truck delivery The Solution The limited storefront space was PACLINE’s greatest obstacle throughout the design and install process. In order to fit the conveyor loop into the 3’ wide room, 9” radius curves had to be used, making the total storefront display conveyor only 18” wide! Our installers Mike and Spencer had...
Teamwork Displayed for Gas Meter Paint Finishing System

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...
Inmate Property Storage System for Canada’s Second Largest Jail

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...