Automotive Parts Storage Conveyors

Automotive Parts Storage Conveyors

Automotive Parts Storage Conveyors Pacline offers overhead conveyor solutions for high-density storage systems with FIFO characteristics to allow the largest amount of automotive parts to be stored in the least amount of space. This is achieved by taking the automotive parts off the shop floor and utilizing the volume of the building. Below is an example of how an overhead conveyor solution can make automotive parts storage more efficient. Automotive Parts Handled Instrument Panel Substrate (Plastic Skeleton) Example Project Goals 1. Need to store approximately 400 automotive parts2. Minimize floor space used for storage3. Minimize cost Example Conveyor Solution Using our cost-effective PAC-LINE™ overhead conveyor the operator would simply hook the instrument panel onto the overhead conveyor, which could be moving continuously or indexing. The automotive parts would fill the bottom level of the conveyor and then continue up to the second level or even third. When the buffer of parts reach the unload area, the operator would simply remove the part for use. 384 Instrument Panels in only 1200 ft² The same approach is used for car frame components, in this case, 400 parts in only 584 sq ft.   Pacline Conveyor Advantages Utilize unused overhead space Bolt together -no welding required Easy installation Minimize floor space footprint Increase parts storage efficiency Efficient and Reliable Automotive Parts Storage Solutions Contact one of our engineers to learn more about our different styles of enclosed track overhead conveyors today! Phone: 1-800-955-8860 Email: sales@pacline.com GET MORE INFORMATION Your NameCompany NameE-mail Address Phone NumberTell us about your project?PhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged....
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...
Automotive Parts Accumulation Conveyor System

Automotive Parts Accumulation Conveyor System

Automotive Parts Accumulation Conveyor System Under-body frame parts for the Auto Industry are successfully handled on this Pacline Overhead Conveyor. These irregular- shaped metal stampings convey smoothly between welding operations by being handled on the PAC-LINE™ enclosed track overhead conveyor as shown. Two 600 ft. long systems in a two-tier formation provide a buffer-zone for accumulation using a minimum of floor space. The PAC-LINE™ Conveyor chain travels inside the tubular conveyor track. Pendants are standard on 6-inch centers. The enclosed-track design protects the chain. Lubricant is kept clean; free of abrasive atmospheric dust and other contaminants. Small-radius curves for horizontal and vertical or sideways and up and down travel are standard. Roller turns, traction wheels, or sprockets common with I-beam type conveyors are not necessary. This promotes operator safety by reducing the number of pinch points, and significantly lowers the amount of maintenance required. The conveyor can be powered for continuous or intermittent variable speed travel. For additional information on your specific requirements, contact us. GET MORE INFORMATION Your NameCompany NameE-mail Address Phone NumberTell us about your project?CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged....
Compact Conveyor for Efficient Parts Accumulation

Compact Conveyor for Efficient Parts Accumulation

Compact Conveyor for Efficient Parts Accumulation Overhead Conveyor Keeps Floor Space Clear Metalworking Production and Purchasing, 1988 Irregular metal stampings, such as these under-body frame parts for the auto industry, are successfully handled and transported between welding operations by an overhead conveyor. Establishment of a buffer zone allows for accumulation and storage of parts. With the conveyor mounted overhead, little floor space is used and operator movement in the production area is not blocked. Safety, orderly handling and good visual inspection of parts are important added advantages. The conveyor chain travels within and is protected by a tubular track, which keeps the lubricant clean and free from abrasive atmospheric dust and other contaminants. Small radius curves for both horizontal and up and down travel are standard. Roller turns, traction wheels, or sprockets – common with I-beam type conveyors – are not necessary, providing an important safety feature. Conveyors can be powered for continuous or intermittent variable speed travel. The installation shown here at P&F Tool and Die in Concord, Ontario, carries automotive parts suspended by pendants on six-inch centers. It was supplied and installed by Pacline Corporation of Mississauga, who will be exhibiting their conveyor systems at The Industrial Production Show in Toronto from October 11th to 14th. GET MORE INFORMATION Your NameCompany NameE-mail Address Phone NumberTell us about your project?EmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged....
Three-tier Buffer Zone Accumulation Conveyor

Three-tier Buffer Zone Accumulation Conveyor

Three-tier Buffer Zone Accumulation Conveyor Some 4,500 feet of overhead conveyor at Guelph Products, Guelph, Ontario, efficiently handle instrument panels for just-in-time (JIT) shipment to their main Chrysler assembly plant at Brampton, Ontario. Five overhead conveyors from Pacline Corporation, Mississauga, Ontario, convey instrument panels, door panels and steering columns for the Chrysler Eagle Premier through the many manufacturing and assembly stages. Buffer zone accumulation is accomplished in a three-tier area 85 ft. by 30 ft. by 24 ft. high. Divided into two sections, the lower level accumulation instrument panels between the first and second sub-assembly stages. The two upper levels are the storage line holding up to 1 ½ days of sub-assembled panels. Vehicle Build Orders (VBOs) arrive by computer printout from the Brampton plant. Panels are transferred to the final assembly line for customized assembly, assuring 4-hour JIT delivery to the main plant. An enclosed track design, with the conveyor chain traveling inside the round tubular conveyor track, protects the chain and lubricant. Small radius curves for horizontal and vertical travel are standard, fitting the conveyor into space saving layouts. Alemite Oil Mist Lubricators were installed on each of the five conveyors. Each lubricator has three jets, which direct an extremely fine oil mist to the conveyor chain, precisely where required. Automatic timers were supplied with each lubricator. The panels are removed from the third-level storage to where the VBOs are received and the operator transfers the instrument panels to the final assembly conveyor. Material Handling Engineering July, 1990 GET MORE INFORMATION Your NameCompany NameE-mail Address Phone NumberTell us about your project?PhoneThis field is for validation purposes and...
Traditional Sausage Business Goes High Tech

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...