Overhead Conveyor Articles

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 chain running within a round track, such...

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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 operated trolleys for the transfer of workloads to and...

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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, these systems will normally...

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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 assembly line come to mind, which...

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Overhead Conveyor Performs Double Duty Unpublished Mechanization of the distribution center has become commonplace, to the point that certain tasks within the distribution process are mechanized as the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

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Automotive Parts Accumulation Conveyor System

Automotive Parts Accumulation Conveyor System

Overhead Conveyor Performs Double Duty Unpublished Mechanization of the distribution center has become commonplace, to the point that certain tasks within the distribution process are mechanized as the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

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Compact Conveyor for Efficient Parts Accumulation

Compact Conveyor for Efficient Parts Accumulation

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...

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Three-tier Buffer Zone Accumulation Conveyor

Three-tier Buffer Zone Accumulation Conveyor

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....

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Inverted Assembly Line Conveyor

Inverted Assembly Line 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,...

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Overhead Conveyor Streamlines Instrument Panel Production

Overhead Conveyor Streamlines Instrument Panel Production

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 management...

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Conveyor for Powder Coating Paint Line System

Conveyor for Powder Coating Paint Line System

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 Offers Many Advantages to Woodworking

Conveyor Offers Many Advantages to Woodworking

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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Inverted Conveyor for High Quality Paint Finishing

Inverted Conveyor for High Quality Paint Finishing

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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Specialized Conveyors: A Production Manager’s Dream

Specialized Conveyors: A Production Manager’s Dream

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 management...

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Overhead Conveyors 101

Overhead Conveyors 101

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 Conveyor Improves Carton Delivery

Overhead Conveyor Improves Carton Delivery

  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 Overhead Conveyor The...

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Hot Tips for the Material Handling Distributor

Hot Tips for the Material Handling Distributor

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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Overhead Conveyors for Small Wood Shops

Overhead Conveyors for Small Wood Shops

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 tasks...

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Powder Coat Finishing Turnkey Systems

Powder Coat Finishing Turnkey Systems

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...

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Space Efficient Overhead Conveyor System

Space Efficient Overhead Conveyor 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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