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Journalist TR Cutler Talks About Materials Handling in New Feature Article Series in AutomationMedia


Oakland Park, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/12/2016 -- Manufacturing journalist, TR Cutler looked at the role of Hytrol conveyors and integration partner, Advanced Equipment Company (AEC) and how they helped Morinaga America's Mebane, NC candy manufacturing facility. The recent article was published in and according to Cutler, Morinaga America needed to design its new conveying and packaging lines. AEC's challenge was to develop a system that would convey the product from the bagging machines into the check-weighing system which would verify the weight of the bags. From there, the bags of candy were conveyed to an operator station where operators manually unloaded the bags from an upper belt conveyor into display boxes in cartons below on an accumulating conveyor.

Scott Hartman, one of the leading AEC material handling specialists, shared, "We effectively communicated the benefits of accumulation conveyor and were able to change the design for a couple of problem areas. We used the Hytrol E24EZ Conveyor with a special design. The rollers were set lower than usual to accommodate pushing cartons onto the conveyor from the table. One of the benefits of using this system is that it's got an automatic accumulation built into the conveyor – very user-friendly."

Since installation on the project finished, Morinaga has been very pleased with the consultation and work that AEC provided. The company is actually discussing upgrading its check-weighing system; Hartman and the AEC team will reconfigure that part of the conveyor system as well. is the industry's leading and popular technology website and useful resources for industrial technology enthusiasts. Industry professionals are using the Internet more than any other source to find information such as news, products, articles, application tools, technical resources, and job opportunities.

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About TR Cutler, Inc.
TR Cutler, Inc. was founded seventeen years ago by Thomas R. Cutler. Cutler is the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., (, the largest manufacturing communication firm worldwide with four dozen industry experts and thought leaders on staff. Cutler maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, economists, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector. Cutler founded the Manufacturing Media Consortium in 1999, which now has more than 6,000 global members including journalists, editors, publishers, and economists, worldwide writing about trends, industrial data, manufacturing case studies, material handling profiles, and robotics feature articles. Cutler works with thousands of media outlets to expand the coverage and importance of the manufacturing media coverage.

Cutler has authored more than 6,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals each published in leading monthly trade magazines, B2B periodicals, blogs, and marquis publications globally. Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide, and more than three thousand industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @thomasrcutler.