Hytrol Conveyor and Packaging Leader BWAY Partnership in Lean Continuous Improvement
Jonesboro, AR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/21/2014 -- Lean continuous improvement is the focus of BWAY’s relationship with Hytrol Conveyor. Corporate Automation Engineer of BWAY, Allen Russ, recently shared how Hytrol has become the standard conveyor technology for the company and what drove the need for lean best-practice automation.
Russ explained, “Before installing Hytrol conveyors, pallets were either picked up beside the molding machines or were pushed down gravity conveyors to a banding and wrapping area where they were manually banded and wrapped. The issues that were the driving factors to automate with powered conveyors were safety, ergonomics, and labor savings.”
Russ noted, “Implementations are a continuous thing. We have automated several of our plants and as far as any metrics go we have achieved all labor savings and safety improvements that we used to justify each project. If labor savings were used, our pay back guidelines are 1.5 years or less.”
For more than a century, BWAY has offered packaging solutions for large manufacturers, container distributors, and small businesses. Now a market leader in the general line packaging industry, BWAY provides rigid metal and plastic containers across North America.
Rigid metal containers include paint cans, steel pails, aerosol cans, F-style containers, monotop cans, pour top cans, ammunition boxes, and an oil can. The company also manufactures rigid plastic packaging including pails, drums, and hybrid paint cans.
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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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