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to distribute to a much broader area
more quickly.
"Our first system took us from
approximately six people on a line
down to three," says Arcadia Plant
Manager James Ward. "So we went
from 8,000 gallons of product to
16- to 20,000 overnight, pretty much,
once we had installed the system."
Arcadia was so pleased with this
project, and with the Hytrol equipment that AEC installed, that they have
not hesitated in tasking Hovis and the
AEC team with additional automation
projects for their facility as they have
continued their amazing growth.
And as the company grew, they tasked
AEC with making the most efficient
use of space in a warehouse that was
quickly running out of room to grow
horizontally. The customer had added
a new machine to its carton filler room,
which necessitated the move of one of
its palletizers. Together with Arcadia,
AEC and Hytrol decided to relocate both
of the palletizers to one location.
To increase efficiency in the process,
AEC and Hytrol created a multi-level
system that made use of the facility's
vertical space. The solution uses a filling operation for individual products,
which are then transferred to a case
pack as finished goods.
"A benefit was the ability for us to
use vertical space as opposed to us
being on the floor," says Jim Arthur,
Arcadia's VP of Operations. "We were
able to hang a lot of the conveyors on
the ceilings which made use of a lot of
space that we weren't using before."
Previous to this project, Arcadia was
manually wrapping the completed pallets before sending out to shipping.
Hovis and the AEC team were able
to include conveyors that transported
the loaded pallets to an Orion Fully
Automated Stretch Wrapper. Once the
pallets were wrapped, they were accumulated for a forklift operator. The
increased production not only meant
fewer manual touches in the conveying
process but allowed Arcadia to go from
one carton filler line to two.
To make this increase in production and efficiency possible, AEC
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worked hand-in-hand with Hytrol
to install a variety of equipment,
including: Hytrol Model RBI Belt over
Rollerbed Conveyor, Hytrol Model
190LRC Live Roller Curves, Hytrol
Model 190ACZ Minimum Pressure
Accumulation Conveyors, Hytrol
Model 190ACC Minimum Pressure
Accumulation Conveyors, Hytrol
DC60 Drag Chain Conveyor with
Pop-Up Roller Transfers, and Hytrol
25CREZD Zero Pressure Chain Driven
Accumulation Conveyor.
"We have four lines that are producing pallets at a pretty rapid pace,"
says Arthur. "The design and then the
flow and programming between the
exit of the palletizer and the exit into
the warehouse is phenomenal."
He continues, "To go from 3 to 13
and now we're serving 42 different
DCs across the United States from this
one facility? It's nothing that we could
ever have imagined when we started
the company but we were able to do
it with our partners. The integration
partner and Hytrol really helped us
achieve what we needed to achieve
which was to produce quickly and
move product with large weights in a
durable fashion to other parts of our
facility very quickly."
Because AEC has proven itself to be a
capable and reliable partner to Arcadia
time and time again, Arcadia has since
completed three additional projects. As
Arcadia has transformed from a small,
family-owned dairy farm into a major
player in the beverage industry, AEC
and Hytrol have been with them every
step of the way.
Distributor: Advanced Equipment
Company
Supplier: Hytrol

Speed, Safety and
Productivity
W.W. Cannon is willing to go the
extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction. In this case study, an entire business was changed with the addition of
a single workspace modification - a
heavy-duty custom vacuum tube lifter

capable of safely lifting and transporting 800 lb. brick slabs.

Our Client
Meridian™ Brick
Meridian Brick is the largest manufacturer and supplier of brick and
masonry products in North America.
They have a network of local facilities across the United States and
Canada, and offer tailored solutions
for homeowners, builders, architects
and designers.

The Challenge
Increase Workplace
Safety Through Facilities
Improvement
For Meridian Brick and Masonry
Supply in Austin, Texas, moving bricks
and slabs by hand was an issue.
"The workforce is getting older,"
says Doug Hutchins, W.W. Cannon's
"Warehouse Lifeguard." "I definitely
haven't seen anybody in their 20s or
30s out there. To keep moving around
bricks like that...they really needed to
get their system fixed."
At this location, clay is mined behind
the facility, and then baked in ovens
into bricks. Inside the ovens are large
slabs that have to be regularly changed
depending on the type of brick being
produced. When Doug got the call,
both the bricks and the slabs were
being moved by hand.


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Chairman’s Perspective
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Editor’s Note
MHEDA Learning Management System
Ask Your Board
MHEDA Member Profile
@Work
Women In Industry
Industry Pulse
2019 Material Handling Business Trends
Defining MHEDA’s 2019 Material Handling Business Trends
10 Years Of Material Handling Trends
Using Virtual Reality to Enhance Forklift Operator Training
Sales Success Stories
Women In Industry Conference
You Are Safe
Bank To Thanks
Be Bold
DiSC – Little Things Mean a Lot
Leading Change: The New Management Imperative
The Importance of Your Online Presence
Spotlight on Association News
New Members
MHEDA Milestones
Index to Advertisers by Product Category
Index to Advertisers Alphabetical
The Last Word
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - MHEDA Milestones
The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - Index to Advertisers by Product Category
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