A manufacturer of exterior door components experienced improved flow of product, better ergonomics and elimination of shipping damage claims after installation of a Hytrol pallet handling conveyor system.
Objectives were to organize the work areas with a safe, ergonomic system which could handle any carton pack order or load and provide a continuous flow of materials. The system needed to be designed so that forklifts could be eliminated in the workcell areas. All of these objectives were met and actually exceeded as the system began operating and other benefits were realized.
Workers pack boxes with product in several packing stations, then push the boxes onto the 190-ACC. At the discharge end, a worker uses an overhead vacuum lift to load the boxes onto pallets. When pallets are loaded, they are manually pushed onto the Hytrol DC-60 drag chain conveyor. The worker then engages a foot operated switch and the pallets are conveyed down the line to a Hytrol 36-CRRH Chain-Driven conveyor. After passing through the wrapper, pallets are moved to shipping by a Hytrol Model 25-LREZ heavy-duty accumulating conveyor.