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
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.