The Hytrol Experience

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle in the Workplace

Posted by Lauren Matheson Ryan on Mar 15, 2017 3:04:00 PM

Per a recent study, as many as 82 million Americans with employer-based coverage have a pre-existing condition. Ranging from chronic conditions like diabetes or heart disease to life-threatening illnesses like cancer, these kinds of health issues have a significant impact on a person's finances, emotions, and faculties.

Encouraging small lifestyle changes can be beneficial for both your employees and your company.

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Topics: Educational

Ask Hytrol: How to Use the Hytrol Toolbox App

Posted by Jonathan Noell on Mar 8, 2017 4:45:00 PM

 

In this Ask Hytrol post, we’re going to talk about how to use the Hytrol Toolbox app, a free app available to Integration Partners and End Users. This app was designed with the maintenance person in mind. With the Hytrol Toolbox app, you can view information about your conveyor, identify part numbers, select a quantity, and email your required list directly to your purchaser, Integration Partner, or Hytrol--all from your iOS, Android, Windows, or Kindle device.

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Topics: Educational, Ask Hytrol, Integration Partners

Employee Spotlight: Brooks Mauldin as Design Engineer

Posted by Rachel Simpson on Mar 2, 2017 9:52:00 AM

MauldinBrooks.jpgEditor's Note: The Employee Spotlights are monthly blog posts highlighting one of Hytrol's employees presented in a Q&A style format. We want to showcase how Hytrol's company culture is fueled by our great employees. If you would like to nominate a Hytrol employee, please email info@hytrol.com with the subject line "Employee Spotlight."

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About Brooks Mauldin

I was born and raised in Alma, Ark. When I'm not at work, I enjoy sharing Jesus with others, mountain biking, shooting guns and woodworking. I've been married to my wife, Kaylee for almost two years now. We have two puppies, Cooper and Mac. They are the best!

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Topics: Who We Are, Employee Spotlight

David Peacock: Managing Growth

Posted by David Peacock on Feb 22, 2017 10:39:00 AM

David Peacock

In many aspects, these are heady days in the material handling industry. Technology is colliding in many areas to create incredible opportunities. Often when this happens, success can appear simple. These conditions can make it easy for many to achieve success in the short term. However, to achieve lasting success as an organization, the ability to balance all aspects of growth is crucial.

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Topics: Manufacturing Industry, Leadership

Relationship Focus: Oregon Liquor Control Commission

Posted by Whitney Blackburn on Feb 21, 2017 10:13:00 AM

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Founded in 1933 at the end of the prohibition era, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) now serves as the sole distributor for distilled spirits in the state, serving more than 260 liquor stores. Their main facility is located in Portland, Oregon, with 42 full time employees covering two shifts. The Portland operation has expanded three times. First in 1977, again in 2007, and the most recent expansion coming in 2016. This newest venture was their most ambitious yet, as they set their sights on previously unattainable shipping numbers.

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Topics: Sortation, Relationship Focus

Advantages of Choosing a Plastic Chain Conveyor

Posted by Chris Woodall on Feb 16, 2017 4:45:00 PM


connex_pc.jpgThanks to the popularity of plastic chain conveyors, more companies are opting for the flexible, low-profile design these conveying solutions offer. Plastic chain conveyors can serve specific needs and perform well with specific industries, such as food packaging, pharmaceuticals, personal care applications and more.

With advances being made daily, this kind of solution is becoming more established alongside the traditional conveyor styles, such as roller conveyor. The following describes four advantages this plastic chain solution offer to companies considering a unique material handling solution:

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Topics: Pharmaceutical, Aluminum plastic chain, Connex, Plastic Chain Conveyor, Food packaging

Ask Hytrol: Importing a Parts Order from an .h4i File

Posted by Jonathan Noell on Feb 14, 2017 5:15:00 PM

 

Importing a spare parts order into HEROES allows for electronic tracking for spare parts orders and removes the possibility of order duplication. Let’s talk about how to import this list from HyNet.

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Topics: Educational, Ask Hytrol, Integration Partners

Manufacturing an Optimal Customer Experience

Posted by Cameron Gillespie on Feb 7, 2017 4:28:00 PM

Companies are having to reinvent their strategies surrounding customer loyalty. A great example of an industry having to rethink its tactics regarding their customers is the manufacturing industry. As the field has become more competitive and saturated, manufacturing companies face rapid commoditization.

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Topics: Customer Experience

Employee Spotlight: Lisa Richardson as Systems Product Engineer

Posted by Rachel Simpson on Feb 2, 2017 9:25:00 AM

LisaRichardson-895439-edited.jpgEditor's Note: The Employee Spotlights are monthly blog posts highlighting one of Hytrol's employees presented in a Q&A style format. We want to showcase how Hytrol's company culture is fueled by our great employees. If you would like to nominate a Hytrol employee, please email info@hytrol.com with the subject line "Employee Spotlight." 

About Lisa Richardson:

I am from Swifton, Ark. but I currently reside in Paragould, Ark. with my husband, Brian and our three boys, Forrest, Silas and Barrett. My hobbies include running, basketball, wakeboarding and any other outdoor activities. I also enjoy cooking for my family and would consider that my hidden talent!

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Topics: Who We Are, Employee Spotlight

Ask Hytrol: Reading EZLogic® Indicator Lights to Determine Zone Status

Posted by Jonathan Noell on Jan 23, 2017 2:05:00 PM

 


Welcome to Ask Hytrol. Today, we're going to talk about reading EZLogic® LED indicator lights to determine zone status. The first step when troubleshooting an error on any Hytrol EZLogic® model of conveyor is to determine whether or not it is an EZLogic® problem.

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Topics: Ask Hytrol, Conveyor Maintenance, Conveyor Systems, EZLogic®