Material Handling
White Papers 

 

TriFactor's White Papers are a knowledge base of best practices associated with material handling systems design.  These White Papers written by the TriFactor's staff have been featured in 100's of industry publications and web sites.

 

 

Ten Ways to Improve Material Handling Efficiency

 

 

Considerations When Selecting a Sortation System

 

 

Effectively Slotting a Warehouse or Distribution Center

 

 

Guidelines for Choosing a Conveyor System  

 

 

How to Avoid the 12 Most Costly Conveyor Maintenance Mistakes  

 

 

The Five Most Common Mistakes When Planning a Distribution Center  

 

 

WCS/WMS: Taking Control of Your Business  

 

 

Seven Critical Steps to Planning Your Warehouse or Distribution Center

  

 

Considerations When Planning Palletizing Operations


 

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Material Handling Articles

 

 

TriFactor's Articles feature our Client Partners projects and have been published in various trade publications.  These articles are written by TriFactor's staff. 

 

How to Effectively Slot your Warehouse/DC by TriFactor's Paul Hansen and Kelvin Gibson. This in depth discussion on slotting was featured in The National Provisioner.

 

 

Top Ten Most Costly Conveyor Maintenance Mistakes by TriFactor's Tom Betts and featured in Beverage Industry Magazine.

 

 

Getting Ready for the Economic Recovery by  JJ Phelan, P.E., talks about positioning your company for the recovery and was featured in Material Handling Wholesaler.

 

 

Which Rack Storage Systems are Right for You? by JJ Phelan, P.E., is a review of different types of rack solutions and was featured in Food Logistics.

 

 

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Please visit our sister websites that focus on belt conveyors, live roller conveyorgravity conveyors and Hytrol conveyors.

Hytrol Model 190-ACC
Hytrol Conveyors 190ACC

1.9" Dia. Roller V-Belt Driven, Medium Duty

 

• Bed: 6-1/2" deep x 12 ga. formed steel channel frame powder painted

 

• Rollers: 1.9" dia. x 16 ga. galvanized tread rollers spaced every 3" and 1.9" dia. x 16 ga. galvanized pressure rollers spaced every 6"

 

• Overall Frame Widths: 16", 18", 20", 22", 24", 26", 28", 30", 34", 36", 40", & 42"

 

• Capacity: Maximum load per linear ft. of conveyor; 150 lbs., not to exceed rated capacities

 

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Hytrol Model 190-ACZ
Hytrol Conveyor 190-ACZ

1.9" Dia Roller Flat Belt Driven, Medium Duty

 

• Bed: 6-1/2" deep x 12 ga. formed steel channel frame powder painted

 

• Rollers: 1.9" dia. x 16 ga. galvanized tread rollers spaced every 3" and 1.9" dia. x 16 ga. galvanized pressure rollers spaced every 6"

 

• Overall Frame Widths: 16", 18", 20", 22", 24", 26", 28", 30", 34", 36", 40", & 42"

 

• Capacity: Maximum load per linear ft. of conveyor; 200 lbs., not to exceed rated capacities

 

Details and Pricing

 

Hytrol Model 138-ACC
Hytrol Conveyors 138-ACC

1-3/8" Dia Roller V-Belt Driven, Light Duty

 

• Bed: 6-1/2" deep x 12 ga. formed steel channel frame powder painted

 

• Rollers: 1-3/8" dia. x 18 ga. galvanized tread rollers spaced every 3" and 1-3/8" dia. x 18 ga. galvanized pressure roller spaced every 6"

 

• Overall frame widths: 12", 15" , 18" , & 24"

 

• Capacity: Maximum load per linear ft. of conveyor; 50 lbs., not to exceed rated capacities

 

 

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Hytrol 190LRC, V-Belt Driven Curve, Medium Duty Accumulation Conveyor, TriFactor, Florida

Model 190-LRC
1.9 in. Dia. Roller
V-Belt Driven Curve
Medium Duty

• Bed:  6-1/2" deep x 12 ga. formed steel frame powder painted

• Rollers:  2-1/2" dia. tapered to 1-11/16" dia x 16 ga. galvanized and 1.9" dia. x 16 ga. galvanized rollers

• Overall Frame Widths: 16", 18", 20", 22", 24", 26", 28", 30", 34", 36", 40", 42"

• Capacity: 500 lbs. (distributed load) 

Details and Pricing


Hytrol 138-LRC Light Duty Conveyor, TriFactor, Florida

Model 138-LRC
1-3/8 in. Dia. Roller
V-Belt Driven Curve, Light Duty

• Bed: 6-1/2" deep x 12 ga. formed steel frame powder painted

• Rollers: 1-3/8" dia. x 18 ga. galvanized roller (12" to 18" OAW) and 2-1/2" dia. tapered to 1-11/16" dia. x 16 ga. galvanized, and 1.9" dia. x 16 ga. galvanized straight roller (24" OAW)

• Overall Frame Widths: 12", 15" , 18" , 24"

• Capacity: 150 lbs. (distributed load) 

Details and Pricing


Accumulating Conveyors

Accumulating conveyor is a general transport conveyor. They provide quiet operation, versatile design, and easy installation and maintenance.  There are two types of accumulation conveyors; minimum and zero pressure.

Minimum Pressure Accumulation Conveyors

Minimum pressure accumulation conveyor allows products to lightly come into contact with each other as they accumulate on the conveyor line. An effective minimum pressure accumulation conveyor keeps the product stopped, even with the cumulative back pressure of the products behind it, until the appropriate signal is given to release the product.  Great consideration and understanding of all the static and dynamic forces must be accomplished, in order to effectively apply minimum pressure accumulation conveyors in your material handling system

Minimum pressure accumulating conveyors are commonly found in manufacturing facilities where there is more uniformity in the product dimensions and weights.  Here are two of the most common minimum pressure accumulation case conveyors:

Belt Driven Live Rollers with Pressure Rollers  - The operation of a minimum pressure accumulating conveyor using BDLR with pressure rollers is very basic and often a good economic decision.  The conveyor uses standard BDLR except that each of the 3 or 4 zones in a 10' or 12' section contains a pressure roller mounted in a spring adjusted carrier. The pressure roller senses the required driving friction required to between the drive belt and the carrying rollers in order to conveyor and accumulate without too much back pressure. 

Line Shaft Conveyor - Line shaft, or spool conveyor can be altered just like BDLR in order to make it minimum pressure accumulation conveyor.  Each zone in a 10' or 12' section has a pneumatically operated break to be applied to the drive rollers in each zone.  When a photoeye senses product presence in the adjacent downstream zone, the break is activated and accumulation occurs. When the zone is cleared, the break releases causing the product to convey to the next zone.  

Zero Pressure Accumulation Conveyors

In order to ensure that products do not touch each other while they accumulate, zero pressure accumulation conveyor is used.  In zero pressure accumulation conveyor, each zone has a photo-eye sensor sending a product presence signal to a zone controller. If there is a product present in the adjacent downstream zone, then the zone controller keeps the drive rollers from activating. Once the zone controller receives a signal indicating that the next zone is clear of product, the drive rollers are activated thereby conveying the product to the next zone.   

Zero pressure accumulation conveyors are commonly found in distribution centers where there is a wide variety of product width and weight.  Here are two of the most common zero pressure accumulation case conveyors:

Motorized Driven Rollers - Now known as "Green Conveyors" because of their energy efficiency and other environmental advantages over traditional 230/460V AC conveyor, these conveyors use 24V DC technology to drive the motor housed inside the roller that powers its zone. 

Belt Driven Live Roller with Photoeye Sensors - Belt Driven Live Roller (BDLR) with photoeye sensors typically divides the 10' or 12' conveyor section into three or four zones.  Each zone has a photoeye that senses product presence within the zone.  A belt under drive rollers, or carrying rollers, is raised up to engage the drive rollers or lowered to disengage them by pressure rollers that are air or mechanically actuated.  The signal to actuate the pressure rollers is provided by  programmable logic controllers (PLC) or a local zone controller mounted on the conveyor frame.

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