Author: Eve Clark
The clients newest Orion overhead stretch wrapper has 14 feet of gravity exit conveyor at the end of the wrapping station.
The problem: Pallets have been hanging up in this area and not transferring to the end for Fork truck drivers to pick up. Consequently, the Fork truck driver has to get off his truck to manually push pallets to the end of the conveyor line. These double stacked pallets can be more than 100” tall and weigh 3-4,000 lbs.
The R.V. Evans’ Value Added Solution
After performing a Site Needs Analysis and thorough review of the application, R.V. Evans’ team of sales and service specialists determined the appropriate value added solution. The recommendation: Replace the existing gravity exit conveyor with 14 feet of Hytrol 25-LREZ powered conveyor with EZ Logic® Zone Controllers and bottom belt drive. Complete removal service of the old gravity conveyor and installation of the new powered conveyor provided by the R.V. Evans’ team.
Key Benefits of the Hytrol 25-LREZ Heavy Duty Accumulating Conveyor
Reduced labor and reduced worker fatigue; Belt driven live roller conveyor designed for use where zero pressure accumulation and low elevation (12”) and close roller centers are required.
Measurable Savings Realized
According to our Client’s Management team, this solution will save them thousands each month in addition to the considerable benefit of increased safety due to some pallets being double stacked two high.