The Hytrol Experience

Ask Hytrol: How to Upgrade the Switch on the ProSort 400

Posted by Jonathan Noell on May 18, 2017 10:50:00 AM


In today's Ask Hytrol, we're going to discuss how to upgrade your ProSort 400's switch to the latest configuration. First, remove the hex bolt on the rubber bushing mounting bracket. Disconnect the green airlines from the fittings on the cylinder. Loosen the jam nut on the cylinder rod so that the cylinder may unscrew from the rod end. Unscrew the rubber bushing from the cylinder's base. Once the old bushing is removed, add a drop of thread locker onto the new bushing stud and screw the stud tightly into the back of the cylinder. Hytrol recommends allowing the thread locker to cure for approximately 15 minutes.

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Topics: Educational, Ask Hytrol, Integration Partners

Ask Hytrol: How to Upgrade the Switch on the ProSort 100

Posted by Jonathan Noell on Apr 25, 2017 10:27:00 AM


In the latest Ask Hytrol, we're going to discuss how to upgrade the ProSort 100's divert switch to the latest configuration. Following proper lock-out tag-out procedures, remove the divert from the unit. Detach the locknut from the vibration mount holding the cylinder mount to the switch plate. Remove the locknuts above the rod end so that the actuator assembly can be pulled out. Unplug the two green airlines. Discard the rubber bushing and mounting angle from the cylinder's end.

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Topics: Educational, Ask Hytrol, Integration Partners

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

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

2016: A Year in Review

Posted by Chris Glenn on Dec 30, 2016 6:38:00 PM

2016 was one of the best years in Hytrol history. We overcame challenges in the influx of business, diversified our markets, grew our workforce and invested in our relationships.

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Topics: Who We Are, Integration Partners, Manufacturing Industry

Seminar or On-Site? Your Training Options with Hytrol

Posted by Jonathan Noell on Jul 16, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Seminar_Blog_Graphic_1As technology improves, it’s important to keep your knowledge base up to date.  A material handling solution is a big investment, and Hytrol has always kept that in mind when hosting training for end users and integration partners. Since we hosted our first sales school in 1970, and our first maintenance seminar 20 years after, we’ve made sure this training is affordable and valuable.

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Topics: Educational, Who We Are, Integration Partners, Training

How a Partnership Helped Dick’s Sporting Goods Modify its Merchandising

Posted by TR Cutler on May 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM

The Evolution of Dick’s Sporting Goods

Dicks_Sporting_GoodsDick’s Sporting Goods has come a long way from its founding in 1948 by Dick Stack as a bait and tackle outpost in upstate Binghamton, NY, as recently reported Retail Dive. There are now some 600 Dick’s 
stores nationwide, and counting. From the perspective of retail, it has actually come quite a ways in recent years and months, too, thanks to a concerted all-channels effort and a close watch on merchandising. 

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Topics: Industry News, Integration Partners, Case Study

How to Use Conveyors to Improve Plant Ergonomics

Posted by Scott Stone on May 19, 2015 7:00:00 AM

ErgonomicsAccording to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries and illnesses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, in fact, shows MSDs (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, muscle strains, lower back injuries, etc.) accounted for roughly 33% of all worker injury and illness cases reported in 2013.


Conveyors can reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury in tasks that involve manual handling by reducing the need for repetitive lifting and carrying of heavy loads. But the devil is in the details, as always. If your conveyor workstations aren’t correctly configured, they can actually contribute to the development of MSDs. Conveyor systems are essentially an interface with workers, and should be designed as such.

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Topics: Educational, Integration Partners, Material Handling, Scott Stone

3 Ways to Be Proactive with Workplace Safety

Posted by Paige Carswell on Mar 9, 2015 4:16:00 PM

One of a good employer's top goals is to make sure employees go home as healthy as they came in. Taking steps toward your workers’ safety is imperative to a thriving environment; it creates more loyal employees, improves quality, and reduces the costs of injuries. When you want to take the next step before an injury or fine happens, these proactive steps will help you on your way.

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Topics: Who We Are, Integration Partners, Material Handling

Why Integration Partners? We’ll Give You 3 Reasons

Posted by Paige Carswell on Dec 31, 2014 2:30:00 PM


It’s no secret that Hytrol has the largest network of industry experts. We’re proud to have over 100 integration partner locations around the world. But what does that mean for you? Why is dealing through integration partners an advantage for both Hytrol and the end user?

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Topics: Integration Partners