Tote & Parcel Handling Case History

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Westland Horticulture was established in 1990 in Dungannon, County Tyrone. It has now one of the leading and fastest growing horticultural companies in the UK. Monk Conveyors has carried out work at the Cambridgeshire site.

Westland were looking for a method to transport plastic totes from a mezzanine picking area 3.2m high down to floor level. The totes were 400 X 600mm with weights of 10Kg to 25Kg.

Two 550mm wide steel frame grip top inter floor belt conveyor were installed. These brought the totes down to the ground floor where they transferred onto 600mm wide roller track. To feed to the packing station the conveyor was split into zones so the totes were evenly spaced along the conveyor.

Operatives could then remove a tote for packing and the system would drive remaining totes forward. Therefore they would always have a continual flow of work.

The project included full mechanical and electrical installations, followed by training and handover to the customer.

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