Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., manufacturers of advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions, was featured in Modern Materials Handling. Boyce Bonham, Director of Integrated Systems and Controls for Hytrol discussed how manufacturers starting fresh with a new system, it helps to anticipate future changes. Bonham offered the example of a customer who spent next to nothing to prepare in advance for additional diverts on its 400-foot sliding shoe sorter.
Bonham explained, “We sized the drive to accommodate the additional diverts planned in the next five years, and it resulted in very little cost to make those changes. If we had not known, we would have needed a new drive, a bigger power service, and a much larger project.”
Even earlier foresight can yield big rewards, Bonham explained. Many customers will wait until a system is installed and operating before training its operators. “Customers try to get a system in and up during a slow period, but when peak season hits, it’s the first opportunity for the system to get worked plenty hard—and it’s the wrong time to send maintenance staff out for training. There’s more time to train during the build stage, when a customer can even come to our facility to train on the actual equipment they will be using,” commented Bonham.
The article authored by Josh Bond, titled, “Conveyor and Sortation: Defeating Downtime.” Bond discussed the current demands on distribution centers of all sizes. The rate of change has been swift, ideally keeping pace with advances in technology, the acceleration of the direct-to-consumer market, and the analysis of data.
Modern Materials Handling reaches the largest and most highly qualified audience of executives, distribution center professionals and engineers involved in buying/specifying materials handling equipment and services.
To read the entire article, go to: http://www.mmh.com/article/conveyor_sortation_defeating_downtime
About Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc.
Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc. (http://www.hytrol.com) designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution needs. For over 65 years, Hytrol has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to understanding the unique material handling needs of businesses. Hytrol is focused on creating innovative, customized conveyor solutions that help companies achieve their goals.
Hytrol’s consistent growth is strengthened by its Integration Partner Network, with over 100 locations worldwide. Hytrol’s Technology Center is the birthplace for many industry-changing solutions, such as EZLogic® accumulation conveyors and the E24™, an energy efficient, motor driven roller conveyor series. These technologies are complemented by Hytrol’s sortation offerings, the ProSort 400 Elite series high speed shoe sorter, as well as the ProSort MRT series narrow belt sorter.
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