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

Optimize Your Picking Process by AEC in Charlotte NC - conveyor image

Picking with Purpose – How To Optimize Your Picking Process

Time is a key resource. This is a well-known maxim throughout manufacturing and distribution centers. And industry leaders are aware of how many variables can quickly and profoundly impact exactly how time is filled in a warehouse or order fulfilment facility. Order picking is a key piece within this puzzle and one of the most … Continued

Hytrol E24 Family of Conveyors

Author: Scott Abernathy, Vice President Hytrol E24™ Roller & Belt Conveyors: Simple, Flexible and Efficient Hytrol Conveyor, a world leader in the design and manufacturing of conveyor systems since 1947, has perhaps no better example of their fierce commitment to high quality solutions than the E24™ line of conveyor solutions. As a company specializing in conveyor … Continued

Specialty Printed Packaging Conveyor Process in Charlotte NC

Cost-Saving Hytrol E24EZ Solutions For Specialty Printed Packaging Process

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.

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