Material Handling Solutions for the Heavy Industrial/Agricultural Industry

Handling large, heavy industrial/agricultural parts is challenging enough, but maneuvering them efficiently in a small space makes it much more difficult.

The IntelliTrak 3500 Series Overhead Conveyor can handle the weight and the size of industrial parts. The modularity of IntelliTrak’s friction drive system (no chains) and support structure (bolted, not welded) makes it easy to integrate lifts, shuttles, inclines and declines, curves, and switches. The definitive solution for moving large and/or heavy parts in the smallest space possible.

Take a look at how IntelliTrak Conveyor Systems have changed how our customers do business:

Space-saving shuttle makes large part transfer easy.


Opportunity:
Manufacturer of agricultural attachments needed a finishing system complete with washers and ovens that would accommodate oscillating parts with varying speeds and include forward/reverse capabilities.
Solution:
Because maximum load was under 3,000 lbs., the IntelliTrak 1500 Series proved to be the ideal solution. Shuttles on each end of the conveyor made for easy part transfer, while saving valuable floor space and increasing efficiency. Customized controls provided the ability to program part-specific recipes.


Removed old system; Installed new, modular IntelliTrak Overhead Conveyor System—all in three weeks!


Opportunity:
Large manufacturer of construction equipment needed a 40-year-old chain conveyor removed and a new overhead conveyor installed—during a three week shutdown!

Solution:
IntelliTrak custom-designed a 3500 Series Overhead Conveyor with 2600 ft. of conveyor, 40 carriers (10,000 lb. capacity), two vertical lifts and finishing system components. And installed it in three weeks!
HOW? Only possible due to the modularity of the IntelliTrak System, that not only shortens installation time, but allows for preliminary engineering and pre-assembly.

Results:
First day after shutdown, system was up and running. By the end of the week, it exceeded the previous systems’ production levels, meeting TAKT time of 5 minutes per part; 100 parts per day. Increased production with the added bonus of a cleaner, quieter, safer, more pleasant work environment!


For one large manufacturer of construction equipment, our modular conveyor system is an industry game-changer.


Opportunity:
Large manufacturer of construction equipment chose the IntelliTrak 3500 Series for their new facility largely because of its promise of extreme modularity.

Solution:
IntelliTrak’s friction drive system (no chains) and modular support structure (bolted, not welded), is easily modified, expanded and moved—the entire system if required!
As parts or quantities change and new models are developed, this system is able to easily adapt to those changes. In addition, the system’s flexibility, forward/reverse capabilities and the use of spurs, all serve to improve processes, reduce downtime and increase productivity. All components are standardized, so that moving forward, further installations and modifications will be simple with minimal project management required.

Perfect example of IntelliTrak’s modularity:
In one weekend, at the customer’s request, IntelliTrak added switches and a cooling lane, all while production continued, with no downtime and no overtime. That’s a game-changer!


Modular design of conveyor allows for expansion with minimal cost and downtime.


Opportunity:
A supplier of air movement and control equipment needed a conveyor system for their new building. Requirements included a maximum carrier weight of 1200 lbs. and a lift with a long stroke of 13’ 3” and access from the back side of the lift. Budget constraints required a system that could be easily modified in the future to add more functionality.

Solution:
In 2013, IntelliTrak installed a 1500 Series Overhead Conveyor System to meet their 1200 lb. max load requirement and a custom-designed, split counterweight 4-post lift that could accommodate a 24 ft. load bar with space between counterweights for access to the back side of the lift. The design also included switch cut-ins (5 ft. of conveyor) for future expansion.


Manufacturer of heavy industrial equipment increases throughput by switching from chain conveyor to a more efficient IntelliTrak friction drive conveyor.


Opportunity:
A large manufacturer of heavy industrial equipment had reached production capacity with their existing power and free chain conveyor. They needed a new system that would not only increase throughput, but one that would accommodate both light and heavy parts with custom paint recipes and curing times.

Solution:
IntelliTrak designed, manufactured and installed a 1500 Series Overhead Conveyor finishing system with multiple staging lanes for both heavy and light products—providing a much more efficient way to move parts.