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Vacuum Lifting For End-Of-Line Palletizing Safety Demo – Haw River NC Case Study

Proving Safety & Efficiency With Vacuum Lifting Device Factory Demonstration Challenge Solution Custom Designed Vacuum Lift System For Palletizing “Vacuum lift operations offer cost savings on equipment, installation labor, and reduced down-time while increasing safety and efficiency.” Success Increased Efficiency, Increased Safety, & Fast Installation Ivar Lonon

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Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors, The Right Solution For Material Lifting – Rose Hill NC Case Study

To eliminate our client’s safety risks, Brad Dowless brought in a Mechanical Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor (VRC) from PFlow Industries. A VRC is basically an elevator lift strictly for materials. This provided the perfect, safest way to move goods to and from the second level. 

Specialty Printed Packaging Conveyor Process in Charlotte NC

Packaging Accumulation Conveyor For Specialty Printing Process – Charlotte NC Case Study

A multi-national powerhouse of specialty printed packaging processes approached Charlie Williamson of Advanced Equipment Company (AEC) about improving the productivity of their operations.  We saw an opportunity to consolidate their palletizing system, which was in operation at five of their locations, into one location to save them a lot of time and money.

Custom Adjustable Case Sealing Conveyor

Custom Case Sealing Conveyor Provides Smooth Sealing – Charleston SC Case Study

Weighted skate wheels were being used in a case sealer application which caused the center of the box to compress and not seal very well. Brian Hester of AEC and Omni Conveyor, put their creative minds in gear and came up with an idea for an adjustable dual belt conveyor. The system allows the customer to adjust both the height of the opening as well as the width internally.  This would provide a complete seal on multiple box dimensions.

Custom Dock Solution Designed to Unload 3,500 LB Skids Off A Flatbed Truck

No Pit, No Ramp, No Problem! Safely Unload 3,500 LB Skids With Custom Powered Conveyor

Industry: Building Goods Distributor in Morrisville, North Carolina Challenge: Safely moving 16-foot-long, 3,500-pound skids into warehouse Solution: A chain-driven powered roller conveyor with custom fork truck pocket and added security features Product: Heavy-Duty Live Roller Conveyor by Hytrol with custom controls A family-owned construction and building goods distributor in Irmo, South Carolina has been around for … Continued

Automated lid placing and lid sealing conveyor process in South Carolina

Automated Lid Placer & Lid Sealing Conveyor Process

Our South Carolina client was using a slow manual procedure to place lids for a food processing operation. AEC installed a Hytrol 190-E24EZ energy saving accumulating conveyor with EZLogic® zone controllers. Now a fully automated lid placer and lid sealing system to speed up their operation.

Automated Shrink Wrapping Conveyor Process in Charlotte NC

Automated Solution for Efficient Textile Product Shrink Wrapping

As a maker of industrial threads, our client manufactures a wide variety of materials, colors and sizes. Each bobbin, whether it be the size of your fist or the large, six-inch by 10-inch industrial product, must be sleeved in clear plastic and heat shrunk in order to transport cleanly and without potentially unwinding. Their previous manual process was inconvenient and slowing down progress. We updated them to an elegant automated shrink wrapping and heating process which increased speed and improved productivity.

Timed Precision Conveyor For Cracker Cooling Process by AEC Charlotte NC

Timed Precision Cooling Conveyor For Artisan Crackers

In the artisan cracker-making process, as baked goods come out of the oven, they need an exact time to cool before moving on to the next process.  If they’re not cooled properly, the extra heat will expand the sealed packs making it difficult to fit properly into the containers. To solve the cracker cooking conundrum, AEC’s engineers designed a fascinating piece of conveyor technology.

Test Tube Tray Flipper - Custom Conveyor Solution - AEC in Charlotte NC

Tray Flipper Solution With Over/Under Conveyor

Industry: Pharmaceutical Distribution Center in Sumter, South Carolina Challenge: Flipping EPS trays upright for holding test tubes Solution: An over/under conveyor system with a simple guide to flip trays Product: Tray Inverter by SpanTech A medical technology company in Sumter, South Carolina, which AEC partners with to provide unique automation solutions, is doing some pretty … Continued

90 degree touch free case turner conveyor solution in Columbia SC

Touch-Free, 90-Degree Case Turner Conveyor Solution

Industry:  Food & Beverage manufacturer in Columbia, South Carolina Challenge:  Transferring filled corrugate cardboard cases fresh out of a heat shrink tunnel on a wide conveyor to a new, narrower conveyor without using a physical bump or catching the warm heat shrink on cartons Solution:  Case turner conveyor: a custom designed, two-strand conveyor moving at different … Continued