Jonesboro, AR -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/14/2014 -- Conveyors are the backbone of effective material handling systems. Scott Stone, the E-business manager for Cisco-Eagle, Inc., recommended five ways to prevent conveyor bottlenecks from occurring in the Hytrol company blog. Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions to the material handling industry.
Stone shared, “Conveyor systems in manufacturing and warehouse operations can significantly reduce costs, increase productivity, drive throughput, align with lean principles, and create a safer, more ergonomic production environment.” To keep the material handling system running smoothly, the five best practices for preventing conveyor bottlenecks include:
1.Robotic palletizing: Since robots work tirelessly and perform consistently, automation frees up expensive manpower for more valuable work requiring the human touch.
2.Packing stations: The packing area is a common conveyor bottleneck, especially in distribution applications.
3.Regular conveyor inspections: Inspecting a conveyor at regular intervals can both help avoid expensive and time-consuming repairs and ensure it runs at all times (including when you need it most, such as rush times).
4.Common fixes to problems: Conveyor service is expensive and can often avoid it by knowing the fixes to common issues.
5.Facility upgrades: Hytrol conveyors can help alleviate bottlenecks caused by increasing volumes in consolidation, packing, and shipping areas.
To read the entire blog, go to: http://blog.hytrol.com/thehytrolexperience/author/scott-stone.
About Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc.
Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc. (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. Follow Hytrol on Twitter @hytrol.
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