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Boyce Bonham

Boyce Bonham

Boyce Bonham serves as Hytrol's Chief Engineer. In this role, he is our senior technical solutions provider and has over 30 years of experience with Hytrol equipment. You can email Boyce at

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Belt conveyor and roller conveyor are both used to transport and/or accumulate products within a facility. With similar basic functionality, it may be difficult at times to determine which is the best selection to apply for a specific application. Both roller conveyors and belt conveyors can be utilized for sorting, assembly, inspection, picking and packing operations within manufacturing and distribution facilities; however, each have some specific performance advantages which should be underst...
Slider beds and roller beds perform the same basic functions—transporting and accumulating product. They’re both often used in assembly, sorting, inspection and packing, but there are a few differences, and some considerations for when each should be used in a material handling operation.
When running cartons through a distribution center—particularly an operation with different sizes and shapes of products—a few things can go wrong. One of the biggest issues we’ve seen is cartons becoming side-by-side in the line. This can cause the following problems:
As e-commerce continues to grow, shoe sortation grows with it. These sorters can handle a variety of products in different shapes and sizes, and are utilized in varying industries including food and beverage, consumer products and parcel. But, as with a range of ideas in a variety of sectors and industries, when it comes to sliding shoe sorters, there’s a status quo that needs to go. That status quo is the proper placement of product on this sortation equipment.
Technology continues to shape the organizational environment, and retail is no different.
Do things right the first time. We’ve all heard it, whether from a parent, a coach, a teacher, or a boss. And when it comes to installing a material handling solution, failing to install conveyor right the first time can cost your company serious money down the line.
  Above: Total Cost of Ownership means that a greater initial investment may save you money over time in maintenance and operational costs. When you invest in a material handling solution, you’re investing in the future of your business. That makes it important to consider all of the options available to you to get the most use and greatest value for your solution. Your long-term goals should be a driving force for your decisions, as should the total cost of your solution over time.   Long-term ...
How do sustainability initiatives impact warehousing and distribution operations? Incorporating greener strategies can be a win-win proposition for the company, its employees, and the environment. They reduce damaging effects to the environment; promote worker safety and comfort, while garnering the respect of your customers and community. Not surprisingly, these initiatives often save money, at least over the long term. By lowering operating costs through energy efficient technology and process...
Edward Don & Company is the world’s leading distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies. The key components of Edward Don’s continued success are their knowledgeable sales staff, unmatched product offering, strategic nationwide distribution network and the integration of new technology. These ingredients combine to make them the preferred supplier for all types of food service businesses including: independent restaurants, national chains, healthcare, hospitality, schools and universities,...
Since its first delivery in 1944, California Cartage Company has become an industry leader in trucking, warehousing, and deconsolidation, owning and operating highly specialized logistics divisions nationwide. As a third-party logistics company, or 3PL, Cal Cartage provides customers a multitude of services. Their facility in Suffolk, Virginia, houses a cross-docking operation servicing a well-known major retailer. “We make it easier for large companies to break down their freight and ship out t...