PJP were asked by a longstanding customer to change the layout of their conveyor system and upgrade various sections so it could fully support new processes.
A strategy that meant no downtime
The work was carried out over two weekends which meant no downtime or hassle for the customer during their working hours.
Following 50% completion over the first weekend we left the conveyor in a working state in its new position, with a temporary outfeed to ensure the customer’s picking, scanning and despatch processes could continue as normal. By the end of the following weekend the project was complete.
What we delivered
We had removed old and problematic transfers and replaced with modern F-RAT units by Itoh Denki. An equally outdated belt driven roller section was updated to 24v ZLP conveyors. Scanner outputs had been changed to sortation lanes which suited new carrier label processes.
The programmable logic controller (PLC) software was upgraded to a newer version which was future-proofed to support operations both now and in the forthcoming years. We also adapted the human-machine interface (HMI) to the new layout and added in useful new functionality.
Finally, testing and commissioning the whole system with the client ensured it performed exactly as required. Job done.
Is there room for improvement in your own conveyors?
This is just one example of how we work with clients to enhance their conveyor processes to modernise them. PJP Conveyors pride themselves on listening to customers to fully understand their requirements before coming up with solutions that suit their needs and budget.
Contact us for expert guidance on improving your conveyors.