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  • Opinion: Automation ‘engineer to order’ solution reduces rejects by almost 11 percent for electroplating company

    Lloyd Betcher, vice president of operations and services with Kuntz Electroplating (KEI), recently shared that the firm will celebrate 70 years in business next year. A family owned and operated business since 1948, KEI boasts North America’s largest and most advanced metal finishing operation for original equipment manufacturers of steel and...

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  • Automated Conveyor Solutions Enter the World of ETO

    Rather than off-the-shelf automated conveyor solutions, an engineer-to-order approach allows customers to select conveyors based on products to be conveyed, ease of maintenance, reliability, uptime, price, speed, and design flexibility. Some of the design elements in distribution centers also include conveyor systems selection based on low energy/power consumption, low...

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  • Beyond Conveyors: Conveying a Quality Solution

    Designing the optimal material handling systems requires a deep understanding of the product, process, and challenges inherent in the manufacturing process. Designing the optimal material handling systems requires a deep understanding of the product, process, and challenges inherent in the manufacturing process.  The product determines the properties, weights and...

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  • Automated Conveyer Solutions: The answer to rising labor rates?

    Based on rapid changes driven by e-commerce and omnichannel purchasing, the supply chain has evolved quickly over the past several years with many companies becoming distributors rather than strictly manufacturers. This shift demands a streamlined approach to receiving, putaway and order fulfillment. Any warehouse or distribution center shipping more...

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  • Much Higher Labor Rates Driving Automated Conveyor Solutions

    With near full employment in North America the costs of labor in a distribution center is quickly approaching $18 per hour, nearly double from the 2010 rate. At lower wages, it was more difficult to cost-justify the automation expense. Management could throw more labor at the volume issue. Now...

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  • Friction Free zoned accumulation for MDR conveyors

    Many MDR (Motor Driven Roller) conveyor users in the postal industry often have to deal with damage and wear on 24VDC motorized drive rollers. The primary reason for these issues is resistance caused by the drive rollers when manually sorting product off of a line. This friction can cause...

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