Overhead Conveyor Improves Carton Delivery

Overhead Conveyor Improves Carton Delivery

Overhead Conveyor Improves Carton Delivery When P.G. Enns Farms in Niagara-on-the-Lake decided to upgrade sorting equipment for their peach packing operation, they quickly realized that they also needed to improve their system for delivering empty cartons to the packers. That’s when they called Pacline Overhead Conveyors, Mississauga, Ontario. Although Enns Farms did have a basic monorail system to carry empty cartons, this old system was now incompatible with the new sorting equipment. They replaced the simple monorail with a PAC-LINE™ overhead conveyor system. It features a universal chain inside an enclosed tubular track. The new conveyor track, which can handle steep elevation changes and tight curves, was precisely designed to take empty cartons from the carton-forming area, over and around the new sorting equipment and then back down to a level convenient to the peach packing operators on the floor. This system allowed the floor to be clear and uncluttered of cartons and packing material, adhering to the highest standards of food and operator safety. Robb Enns says that the PAC-LINE™ fruit packing system has improved productivity for their packing operation. “It is such a simple system, I don’t know why everyone in this business doesn’t have one.” Published in The Grower , September 2011 GET MORE INFORMATION Your Name Company Name E-mail Address Phone Number Tell us about your project?PhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged....
Conveyor System Frees up Floor Space for Produce Packing House

Conveyor System Frees up Floor Space for Produce Packing House

Conveyor System Frees up Floor Space for Produce Packing House Conveyor System Frees up Floor Space for Fruit and Vegetable Packing House Operations Published on www.freshplaza.com, July 2011 Fruit and produce packing houses can maximize warehouse space by adding a Pacline overhead conveyor to deliver empty cartons to packers. This apple packing facility installed the PAC-LINE™ enclosed track overhead conveyor system to transport empty cartons to the packing area. Rather than cluttering the floor area, the empty cartons are conveyed overhead on hooks from the warehouse. Packers select the needed boxes as they pass over their packing area. In this facility they were able to extend the empty carton delivery line up into the unused ceiling space which allowed this fruit packing facility to free up floor space where other equipment could be installed. The PAC-LINE™ overhead conveyor offers a wide range of standard horizontal and vertical curves to allow for conveying through very tight radius curves and in compact spaces. Elevation changes of 15, 30, 45 and even 60 degrees is possible on empty carton delivery systems using the PAC-LINE™ conveyor. GET MORE INFORMATION Your Name Company Name E-mail Address Phone Number Tell us about your project?PhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged....
Overhead Conveyor Improves Efficiency in Apple Packing Warehouse

Overhead Conveyor Improves Efficiency in Apple Packing Warehouse

Overhead Conveyor Improves Efficiency in Apple Packing Warehouse This empty carton handling system from Pacline Overhead Conveyors helps reduce congestion on packing lines and significantly improves efficiency. Fruit packing lines are typically busy and congested with cartons, trays and other packing material. By removing the cartons and packing material from the floor area, packers become better organized resulting in increased productivity. This enclosed track conveyor system is ceiling mounted to keep the floor space free and clear while delivering up to 20 cartons per minute to packing locations. Packing cartons are conveniently transported over the packing area so packers can select them as needed. The PAC-LINE™ conveyor system offers a full range of standard, pre-flanged conveyor components which makes the design and installation process simple. The PAC-LINE™ conveyor has a universal link chain that travels inside a round conveyor track where it is protected from dust and other contaminants. Read more about fruit packing operations efficiency and the advantages of implementing an empty carton overhead conveyor system on our blog. Published on www.freshplaza.com, April 2011 GET MORE INFORMATION Your Name Company Name E-mail Address Phone Number Tell us about your project?CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged....
Hot Tips for the Material Handling Distributor

Hot Tips for the Material Handling Distributor

Hot Tips for the Material Handling Distributor Any material handling salesperson worth his salt can smell an equipment justification a mile away. There are some very basic elements of a return on investment analysis which, when combined, add up to an (almost) immediate sale of a material handling system. A salesperson needs to develop a knack for identifying a prime candidate by spotting the somewhat obvious signs.  Whenever I spot the “three amigos” of the material handling world- a crowded plant floor, a multiple shift operation, and a process that I know is mechanizable- my brain’s left side begins a frenzy of “imagineering”. I have had a great number of initial customer visits go extremely well when I play the “what if” game out in front of my potential business partner.  I think that they are immediately impressed by my insight and from that point forward I earn the reputation as a problem-solver and a visionary. Experience is the material handling professional’s most valuable asset.  Material handling professionals gain the experience part of the equation only after spending a few years in a particular business, studying the marketplace of products available, inviting themselves to see installations (regardless of who sold them) and reading articles in trade publications like this. Now for the “hot” tip I promised. Any time you can apply a piece of equipment to solve more than one task you stand a better chance of achieving your customer’s ROI goals.  I have a piece of equipment that can solve two material handling problems for less money than the alternative and the alternative only solves one problem.  Does...
Space Efficient Overhead Conveyor System

Space Efficient Overhead Conveyor System

Space Efficient Overhead Conveyor System   In the race to maximize space, packagers are finding answers from above. Above the production areas, that is. In greater numbers, they are using ceiling space for overhead conveyors. Last year, Pacline Corporation, a supplier of such technology, installed more than 125 units with the average order being several hundred feet in length. The ‘lion’s shares’of those orders were to Ontario firms striving to achieve cost-effective operations. Costly expansion plans definitely did not fit into that scenario/ Finding new opportunities to keep product prices competitive certainly did. “We lucked into a real opportunity,” recalls Ross Powell, a member of the industrial engineering department, from his Montreal office at MacMillan Bathurst Inc., manufacturers of corrugated containers. Powell explains that his unit had been using a vacated office area to store printing dies. The possibility of sub-letting that area arose, but it meant finding a new home for the dies. Their solution: suspending the dies from the ceiling using an overhead conveyor. As a result, floor space could still be used for other matters, and access to the dies would be relatively easy. It’s been more than a year since the Montreal facility purchased two overhead conveying lines from Pacline. Each line is 250 ft long and has 10 hangers/ft. Powell points out that this new arrangement saves workers the bother of walking aisle after aisle in search of the die they are after. Instead, each die is given a number and by calling up that specific number, the die automatically comes to the worker. Furthermore, this system makes inventory much simpler. If a die...