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 pace production speeds. This simple UNIBILT®...
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...
Pacline Reduces Energy Consumption

Pacline Reduces Energy Consumption

  Since moving to a larger facility several years ago, PACLINE Overhead Conveyors has looked at ways to improve energy efficiency. For Karl Scholz, president of Pacline Overhead Conveyors, “improving energy efficiency or reducing energy consumption is something everyone should be thinking about – corporations and individual citizens. Energy costs money and has numerous adverse environmental effects – who can afford NOT to think about this?” At PACLINE a number of simple changes were made upon moving to their new facility such as: replacing all entry door seals, ensuring the large garage doors were adequately sealed and replacing light bulbs where possible. This year, with hydro costs predicted to climb, PACLINE decided to enlist the help of outside expertise to get advice on what more could be done to reduce the office and warehouse energy use. PACLINE contacted VeriGreen, an Energy Management Company located in Waterloo, Ontario to review their options.In most companies, lighting is one of largest sources of wasted energy consumption – it is also one of the simplest to reduce and this is where it was determined that PACLINE could benefit. PACLINE chose VeriGreen T5 fluorescent adaptors that were retro-fit into 112 overhead fixtures in PACLINE’s office and warehouse. This allowed PACLINE to reuse their current fixtures and simply replace the less efficient T12 light bulbs with the energy efficient T5 bulbs. PACLINE also learned that Ontario hydro offers rebates for implementing energy saving measures as a further incentive for companies to invest in changes that will reduce energy use and costs. The results: 53% reduction in kilowatt hours (50% cost savings on hydro bill) 100% longer product (bulb)...
Pacline: Quality and Cost Saving Conveyors

Pacline: Quality and Cost Saving Conveyors

To many material-handling professionals, the brand name PACLINE™ has become synonymous with overhead conveyor automation. Pacline Overhead Conveyors General Manager Karl Scholz says the company has become so well-known for its systems that it has followed its customers’ lead in naming its core product. “Industrial and mechanical project engineers think of PACLINE when they embark on any kind of study of their production processes,” he says. “Many operation managers and production personnel have come to think of PACLINE as the back-bone of their plant assembly line or paint line. In fact, our original enclosed track conveyor product was so often referred to by customers as “the Pacline” that we have now officially named it as such – the PAC-LINE™.” Since its incorporation in 1980, PACLINE has installed more than 3 million feet of conveyor in all regions of the globe. Form its manufacturing facility and warehouse in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, PACLINE ships equipment to locations such as Saudi Arabia, Chile, Canada, China and India. The company’s customers in the United States are served primarily through its facility in Buffalo, NY. PACLINE’s projects range from very simple conveyor loops, to complex power and free conveyor circuits involving pneumatics, computers, programmable logic controllers and automatic identification. “Our customers can be GM, Ford and Chrysler one day and Amazon, Walmart or Target on the next,” Scholz explains. “We serve a wide spectrum of industries and companies but the common thread is that we are fast to respond to RFQ’s, and we have the shortest deliveries in the industry – we set the standard in that regard.”   Key advantages One of the...
Overhead Conveyors For Apple Packing Operations

Overhead Conveyors For Apple Packing Operations

Handling and delivering empty cartons in packing facilities can be a challenge. Cartons need to be transported from the carton forming area in one part of the plant to the packing area in another part. And, the packing area is always one of busiest and most congested. This fruit packing operation used the PAC-LINE™overhead conveyor system to transport empty cartons can address these challenges and actually reduced labor costs. With a wide range of standard vertical and horizontal curves, the PAC-LINE™ system can be set up to take virtually any desired path, whether it is up, over or around existing equipment or just getting from one area of the facility to another. Delivering cartons directly to the packing line means packers are not walking away from the packing line to source cartons and are not encumbered with stacks of boxes in the packing area. The PAC-LINE™ enclosed track overhead conveyor offers a full range of standard, pre-flanged components which makes the design and installation process simple. Other features of The PAC-LINE™ conveyor: Bolt together construction, no welding All components are zinc plated   Published on www.freshplaza.com, February 2012 GET MORE INFORMATION   Your Name (required): Your Company: Your Phone: Your Email (required): Tell us about your project: This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service...
Traditional Sausage Business Goes High Tech

Traditional Sausage Business Goes High Tech

Kitchen Kuttings is a small business located in the Mennonite community of Elmira, Ontario. Owned by three Old Order Mennonite women, Kitchen Kuttings began as a small shop selling cheese and homemade products such as jams, pickles, maple syrup and their own homemade summer sausage. As their business grew so did the demand for their sausages and the need to produce them in larger quantities. To handle the increased sausage production, a new meat curing facility was planned. Kitchen Kuttings needed a way to dry up to 1,800 sausages at a time with a possible future expansion of 3,000 sausages. At this volume, any manual system of racking would be very cumbersome, labor intensive and difficult to manage. The construction company for Kitchen Kuttings contacted Pacline initially with an interest in the PAC-MAX™ heavy duty conveyor, which could hold very large carriers with numerous sausages. The layout they were suggesting involved a standard back and forth ‘snaking’ conveyor. After discussing the application and capacity goals with Pacline engineers, Pacline suggested a system using their PAC-LINE™ enclosed track conveyor with 8 sausages per foot of conveyor. The conveyor layout would be designed in a spiral type arrangement where the conveyor track would wrap around on itself. This set up was an ideal way to increase the storage density of the system. By utilizing this spiral design and some innovative support structures, it was possible to carry the entire 1,800 sausages on an upper level to meet the required sausage capacity. (A conveyor run was incorporated to extend down to the load area). This left the lower area of the drying facility...