Overhead Conveyor Articles

Overhead Conveyor Automates Electroplating System

PACLINE Overhead Conveyors has developed a pre-engineered system for handling the 10 to 12 foot long copper bars used in Electro-Plating shops. This sophisticated design has eliminated the necessity of using hand operated trolleys for the transfer of workloads to and...

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Enclosed Track Conveyor Systems

Overhead chain conveyors have developed a reputation as the workhorses of the conveyor industry. Low maintenance and operating cost is their trademark. Simplicity of design is key. Some basic application rules apply and when followed, these systems will normally...

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Overhead Conveyor Enclosed Track

The overhead conveyor industry has come a long way since a young engineer by the name of Jervis B. Webb teamed up with a 20th century manufacturing revolutionary named Henry T. Ford. Images of the Charlie Chaplin movie short on the assembly line come to mind, which...

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Overhead Conveyor Performs Double Duty

Overhead Conveyor Performs Double Duty Unpublished Mechanization of the distribution center has become commonplace, to the point that certain tasks within the distribution process are mechanized as the standard approach. Mangers don’t even consider doing these...

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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...

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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...

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Three-tier Buffer Zone Accumulation Conveyor

Three-Tier buffer zone accumulation of instrument panels for just in time shipment. 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...

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Inverted Assembly Line Conveyor

Overhead conveyors adapted for floor mounting help keep things moving smoothly at Shadwood Enterprise Limited. The company’s new production facility in North Bay, Ontario manufactures automatic portable battery charger units. From the beginning, Shadwood...

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Overhead Conveyor Streamlines Production

Nearly 1 mile of overhead, enclosed conveyor track at Guelph Products links sequential manufacturing steps and provides transport of parts to a just-in-time (JIT) staging area prior to shipment. The track is installed at Geulph Products’ 200,000 sq. ft....

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Conveyor for Powder Coating Paint Line System

Kinetics Furniture was one of the early innovators in powder coating technology 13 years ago when it began applying a modified powder on its hi-tech look contract furniture. The Rexdale, Ont., firm sells Canadian designed furniture by contract to hard-use customers...

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Conveyor Offers Many Advantages to Woodworking

An overhead conveyor offers many advantages over other methods of moving parts between various manufacturing operations. It can transport items through areas not accessible to workers, such as automatic spray booths and drying ovens, or where hazardous conditions...

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Inverted Conveyor for High Quality Paint Finishing

Plasan Carbon Composites had a problem. Located in small-town Bennington, Vermont, Plasan designs and producs OEM (original equipment manufacturer) body parts for vehicles. The firm is well known for its use of carbon fibre as a building material. Plasan (originally...

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Specialized Conveyors: A Production Manager’s Dream

When Shadwood Enterprises Ltd., a manufacturer of portable battery charger units, opened its new plant in North Bay, Ontario, management wanted a single conveyor to move goods throughout production. They installed an inverted, floor mounted conveyor that carried the...

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Overhead Conveyors 101

This type of conveyor gets its name from where it is normally found in a plant, factory or warehouse- overhead.  Overhead conveyors utilize the open space above machines and people, which quite often is unused space. Enclosed Track Conveyor The mechanism is quite...

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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...

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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...

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Overhead Conveyors for Small Wood Shops

When it was time for expansion this wood finisher thought ‘over the top’. Small and mid-sized furniture manufacturers are often threatened with high volume, low margin orders, meanwhile, small facilities and manual handling methods can lead to disastrous...

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Powder Coat Finishing Turnkey Systems

Former communist countries like Russia present new opportunities for North American powder finishing suppliers. Operating a metal products manufacturing plant with a powder coating shop is tough in today’s environment. Doing so in Russia is even tougher. In the...

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Space Efficient Overhead Conveyor System

  System in action at Polar Plastics Ltd., Brampton, Ontario. 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...

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