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I’d like to start with the obvious: 2017 has been the best year in Hytrol’s history. That’s not meant to discount any of the successes of the previous years—we certainly wouldn’t have seen the success we achieved this year had it not been for years and years of preparation and hard work. We know that it’s the work that has happened since Hytrol’s founding in 1947 that we build on to create the progress we see today.
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Research and Development (R&D) is often spoken of as a tool a company can use to create success. The truth is, though, that innovation isn’t just an added bonus for a company—it’s a cornerstone of success. In today’s reality, adoption rates of new technologies continue to speed up, which means that without a serious commitment to innovation, companies will be left behind quickly.
This is the last in a four-part blog series covering best practices in areas of e-commerce. You can find the third blog here.  Handling e-commerce is becoming more and more important to the material handling sector. The range of products and quick consumer demand has made it essential for solutions to be able to maximize space, handle both cartons and bags, and reduce the costs associated with shipping. A large part of this comes in with sortation. It's always important to be able to sort produc...
This is the third in a four-part blog series covering best practices in areas of e-commerce. You can find the second blog here.  Material handling solutions in e-commerce facilities require speed and accuracy in combining and merging. In both small and large distribution centers, implement your solution utilizing knowledge and experience, following best practices from beginning to end.
In today's Ask Hytrol video, we’re going to discuss how to configure the loading and unloading zones on an EZLogic® zone controller using the Genesis software. When a product is placed in a zone (a loading zone) or removed from a zone (an unloading zone) by some external means, the EZLogic® zone controller may be programmed to stop the zone and accumulate any upstream products for a preset time.
This is a four-part blog series covering best practices in areas of e-commerce. You can find the first blog here.  Material handling solutions in e-commerce facilities may have special requirements. In both small and large distribution centers, these solutions are best implemented with knowledge and experience, following best practices from beginning to end.
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...
We’ve discussed before how important it is to create a material handling solution that can convey products for both in-store and online retail efforts. Online shopping may have changed the industry, but in-store sales are still an important piece of the puzzle for many retailers, and it’s important to these customers to have a solution that provides both.
Pacific Coast Cherry Packers (PCCP) is located in the heart of fruit country in the Pacific Northwest. The operation grows, harvests and delivers millions of pounds of cherries worldwide. As a division of Sage Fruit Company, PCCP farms thousands of acres of orchards throughout Washington and Oregon. "PCCP was started as a partnership between a group of cherry growers," said Peter Verbrugge, President of Sage Fruit Company. "We needed to install new technology on a cherry packing line about 10 ye...
Distribution centers of today are facing a unique challenge: You must be able to fulfill e-commerce orders while still maintaining a retail presence. Most companies—especially those smaller in size—aren’t able to create two centers and two solutions to fulfill each side of that equation. That makes it important for a solution to do both, so your company can do both. Solutions should be able to handle a wide range of products very quickly. Variations in size, weight, weight distribution, product ...
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.