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...
Overhead Conveyor Customer Success Story

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...
Miles of Conveyors for Under Armour® Distribution House

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...
Power and Free Conveyor for Painting Automotive Parts

Power and Free Conveyor for Painting Automotive Parts

Power and Free Conveyor for Painting Automotive Parts   Spraycon Inc. is a paint finishing integrator located in Concord, Ontario CANADA and has been in business for over 15 years. They develop and design turnkey systems for spray applications which could be paint, 1K systems, 2K systems or gluing operations. Their typical customers are tier 1 automotive companies. Spraycon Inc. has been one of the first companies to develop and utilize a system that incorporates an infrared ovens for paint curing. Challenge: Spraycon Inc. needed to supply a complete finishing system to handle 25 lb. machined automotive engine parts. The automotive customer required this final finishing system to spot paint their engine parts at 7 precise points where the part had been machined for attachments. In addition, the customer had a very tight layout for this system and a cycle requirement of 1 part per 80 seconds minimum. Solution: PACLINE had worked with Spraycon Inc. in the past to supply various conveyors systems for their paint finishing projects.  With no two projects ever the same, Ron Phillips (Pacline Project Engineer) worked closely with Mike Couteau at Spraycon Inc. to determine the best conveyor type and overall design to meet the needs of this automotive application. The required finishing system had 4 separate zones that needed to operate independently: Part loading Spray painting Curing Part Unload Due to the number of processes involved and the layout constraints, it was decided that a power and free or non-synchronous conveyor would offer the best solution. Why Power and Free conveying?  Unlike a continuous conveyor system, the power and free conveyor is dual-track...
Say ‘YES’ to The Dress and PACLINE!

Say ‘YES’ to The Dress and PACLINE!

Say ‘YES’ to The Dress and PACLINE! For more than 60 years, the Kleinfeld Bridal Boutique has been making dreams come true for brides to be. Brides have learned that the magic of Kleinfeld lies not just in magnificent stores, not just in offering the largest and finest selection of designer wedding gowns in the world, but in the hearts of the most professional staff anywhere…a staff dedicated to delivering their every wish. In 2014, Hudson’s Bay opened a Kleinfeld salon on the 7th floor of its flagship store on Queen Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With 20,000 square feet of white-washed floors and vaulted ceilings, this one-stop-shop for brides has over 700 bridal gowns, as well as bridesmaids’ and flower girl dresses, shoes, jewelry, lingerie and headpieces. The Garment Conveyor Challenge: During the renovation and re-construction of the space that would become Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, Pacline Overhead Conveyors was contacted to provide a garment handling solution for storing and handling the large inventory of wedding gowns and other bridal apparel. The goal for Kleinfeld was to have an automated storage and retrieval system that would maximize the space utilization of the back storage room area of the Bridal Salon. By far the bulk of the 20,000 square foot space was dedicated to the customer area with its spectacular showroom and displays and the numerous oversized fitting rooms. There were only three stock rooms, with a handling area totalling roughly 2,800 square feet. Kleinfeld set out several key objectives for their garment storage and retrieval conveyor which were to: Receive new stock including the constant rotation of Trunk Show gowns Provide storage...