Chain Conveyors Improve Test Cycle Speed

Chain Conveyors Improve Test Cycle Speed

Watch this short video to see how our engineered conveying solutions improved an engine manufacturer's production process.

The Problem: An engine manufacturer had a process in place that, although highly automated, was not efficient enough. Plant management contacted Industrial Kinetics to help them reduce the time it took to move a 3,000lb engine into and out of a testing fixture.

The Solution: Industrial Kinetics extended the existing conveyor by adding pop-up chain transfers, sensors, and controls. This created an accumulation zone where loads could be staged before moving into the testing area.

The Result: The cycle from the end of a test and the beginning of the next test was reduced by 60%. The customer achieved gains in efficiency and productivity by improving throughput for extra demand without having to add more test stations.