Overhead Conveyor Articles

Why Choose an Enclosed Track Conveyor?

Why Choose an Enclosed Track Conveyor?

Why Choose an Enclosed Track Conveyor? Think you don’t need an enclosed track? Think again! In recent years, industries has been shifting from traditional I-Beam overhead conveyors to enclosed track conveyor designs. An enclosed track overhead conveyor consists of a...

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Overhead Conveyor Automates Electroplating System

Overhead Conveyor Automates Electroplating System

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...

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Enclosed Track Conveyor Systems

Enclosed Track Conveyor Systems

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,...

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Overhead Conveyor Enclosed Track

Overhead Conveyor Enclosed Track

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...

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Overhead Conveyor Performs Double Duty

Overhead Conveyor Performs Double Duty

Overhead Conveyor Performs Double Duty Overhead Conveyor Performs Double Duty Unpublished Mechanization of the distribution center has become commonplace, to the point that certain tasks within the distribution process are mechanized as the standard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...

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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™...

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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...

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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...

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Inverted Assembly Line Conveyor

Inverted Assembly Line Conveyor

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...

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Overhead Conveyor Streamlines Instrument Panel Production

Overhead Conveyor Streamlines Instrument Panel Production

Overhead Conveyor Streamlines Instrument Panel 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...

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Conveyor for Powder Coating Paint Line System

Conveyor for Powder Coating Paint Line System

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...

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Conveyor Offers Many Advantages to Woodworking

Conveyor Offers Many Advantages to Woodworking

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...

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Inverted Conveyor for High Quality Paint Finishing

Inverted Conveyor for High Quality Paint Finishing

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...

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Specialized Conveyors: A Production Manager’s Dream

Specialized Conveyors: A Production Manager’s Dream

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...

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Overhead Conveyors 101

Overhead Conveyors 101

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...

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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...

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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)...

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Overhead Conveyors for Small Wood Shops

Overhead Conveyors for Small Wood Shops

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...

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Powder Coat Finishing Turnkey Systems

Powder Coat Finishing Turnkey Systems

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...

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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...

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