The Hytrol Experience

Relationship Focus: LD Products

Posted by Whitney Blackburn on Aug 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

LD Products SystemLD Products is a multifaceted printing and office supply company focused on exceptional customer service and the highest quality product offering. Located in Long Beach, California, their 110,000 square foot LEED-certified headquarters houses an array of inventory such as ink, toner, and other office products. LD Products is a company centered on accurate order fulfillment, cutting-edge print offerings, and unmatched customer support.

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Topics: Conveyor Systems, The Hytrol Experience, Relationship Focus

Relationship Focus: Dotcom Distribution

Posted by Whitney Blackburn on May 5, 2015 7:00:00 AM


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Topics: Conveyor Systems, The Hytrol Experience, Relationship Focus, Distribution

Installing a Material Handling System in your Cooler or Freezer? Here’s What You Need to Know

Posted by John Clark on Apr 21, 2015 7:00:00 AM

If you’re considering automation for a cooler or freezer environment, there are many special considerations, from air condensation to motor temperature ratings. To ensure optimal performance of your automated system, you’ll need to take all of these into account and be ready to implement them.

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Topics: Educational, Conveyor Systems, The Hytrol Experience, Refrigeration Applications, Freezer Applications

Advanced Equipment Company, Hytrol and Arcadia Dairy Farms Make History Together

Posted by Paige Carswell on Nov 25, 2014 3:00:00 PM

Solid, reliable people, forming great businesses and great partnerships: the Arcadia, Hytrol and Advanced Equipment Company story is one for the history books.


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Founded 75 years ago in 1939, Arcadia Dairy Farms, Inc. was a small first generation dairy business with 30 cows and 70 acres in Arden, North Carolina. Today, while still a family business, Arcadia has a 200,000 square foot automated facility that supplies club, drug, food, foodservice, mass and wholesale channels.

Hytrol integration partner Advanced Equipment Company began working with Arcadia in 2004, adding pallet handling conveyors to support more palletizers. Scott Hovis said the initial project was initiated by a need to make the business more efficient by using fewer fork trucks. Hovis said, “We developed a conveyor system to transport cartons from filler room to palletizers.” 

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Topics: The Hytrol Experience, Integration Partners

Best Practices in Conveyor Relationships

Posted by Whitney Blackburn on May 27, 2014 10:00:00 AM

How a Collaborative Experience Among Partners, Manufacturers and End Users Creates a Culture of Best Practice in Conveyor Relationships — published in Business Excellence May 2014


TechnologyCenter2The historical perspective is easy to grasp. Automated product movement is a well-established, easily understood concept. It is so familiar and normative that many in the material handling sector consider conveyance technology little more than a commodity. That is a wild oversimplification. Conveyor solutions are developed from dynamic and complex challenges which require safe, ergonomic, tested and proven products, developed by creative people with a focus on lean manufacturing continuous process improvement.

According to Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA), the only trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling equipment distributor, conveyor systems have been an integral part of material handling for more than a century, and transport of bulk materials by conveyor belts dates back to around 1795; the vast majority of these early iterations were used to move grains over very short distances. The first conveyor belt systems were very primitive and consisted of a leather, canvas or rubber belt traveling over a flat wooden bed. This rudimentary system was successful enough to provide incentive for engineers to consider conveyors as an economical and efficient way to haul large quantities of bulk material from one location to another.

By the turn of the 20th century, conveyors were being used in the Minneapolis – St. Paul area to unload wooden shingles from railcars. Conveyors are now used for thousands of additional applications, particularly moving items in manufacturing plants and distribution centers.

Hytrol Conveyor Company’s first conveyor, designed by founder Tom Loberg in 1947, moved bags of seed in preparation for stacking, and folded when not in use. Loberg discovered that the right angle reducer he had designed for a rotary lawn mower was just the right size to make a belt run at the proper speed on a conveyor.

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Topics: Industry News, The Hytrol Experience

Countdown to Modex 2014

Posted by Whitney Blackburn on Feb 11, 2014 10:30:00 AM

In a few short weeks, we’ll be on our way to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta for the industry’s newest expo. MODEX® may be the new kid on the block, but it’s where the best and the brightest thinkers in the supply chain will be on March 17th – 20th.

We’re very much looking forward to exhibiting again this year, and our team of experts is preparing for a great turnout. Our exhibit at MODEX (booth #7434) will focus on cutting-edge solutions that provide the flexibility, accuracy, speed and advanced controls required by today’s manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain industries. Our team of experts will be on hand to discuss the latest trends, technologies and performance enhancement strategies, as well as answer questions and provide solutions to fit a wide range of applications. Hytrol’s exhibit will also showcase the following:

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Topics: Industry News, The Hytrol Experience

Welcome to The Hytrol Experience.

Posted by Whitney Blackburn on Aug 13, 2013 9:03:00 AM


Hello, and welcome to Hytrol'’s Blog, an educational online forum designed to share industry news, trends and tips. As an enhancement to our new website, our blog will house the tools and information you need to improve your operation’s, capabilities and productivity. With over 65 years of experience and a solid network of integration partners, we hope to offer a unique perspective on the material handling industry. Our blog will leverage the influence and knowledge of our employees and integration partners as we discuss real-world applications.


Hytrol's blog, The Hytrol Experience, will be a compilation of industry-specific topics written by our passionate and experienced team of experts. Our authors will provide insight on educational and applicable matters, such as system success stories, maintenance tutorials and upcoming events and tradeshows. Most importantly, the Hytrol Blog will allow you a “behind the scenes” view on matters that may affect your business or industry.

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Topics: HytrolTV, Educational, Conveyor Systems, Industry News, Who We Are, The Hytrol Experience