Subscribe to The Hytrol Experience
Subscribe

The Hytrol Experience

Material handling insights. Industry trends. Hytrol news. Get it all on The Hytrol Experience Blog.

Subscribe

Editor'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 Drew Kimery I'm from Marked Tree, Arkansas. My hobbies include playing basketball and football with my four boys, Cayden, Jace, Matthew and Chase. In my...
Hytrol News
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.
At Hytrol, we get to answer a lot of questions about our products. We want to make sure all of our customers understand how we can help create a solution with the best service possible. Some of the questions we answer are equipment specific, while others are more general.
If you’ve been around digital marketing, you’ve heard the term “SEO.” It stands for search engine optimization, and it’s a priority for those seeking more potential customers on their sites. Here’s the gist: SEO is a way to help your website rank higher on search engines, so when someone types in a search (for instance, “Where can I buy...?”), your business will show up on the first page.
In today's Ask Hytrol video, we’re going to discuss how to replace a belt on the ProSort MRT. This task is recommended for two people. So before you get started, have someone assist you with the following steps: Following proper lock-out tag-out procedures, begin by removing the four bolts holding the wear strip support channel in place. Slide the channel toward the discharge end of the conveyor until it pulls free from the wear strip, then pull off to either side of the conveyor.
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:
Editor'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 Corey Bevis I'm from Jonesboro, Arkansas. I graduated from Arkansas State University with a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 2016. When I'm not at work...
Hytrol is in the business of manufacturing, and look—people often have the wrong idea about it. There have been some alarming studies out there about what people think of when they think about careers in manufacturing. They think it’s dirty work. They think it’s not exciting. They think it’s not well-paying. But here’s some news: that is simply not true about today’s industry. Take a look at these common misconceptions—and what manufacturing means today.  
In today's Ask Hytrol video, we're going to talk about how to install a Hytrol gear reducer. Models 4AC and 5AC speed reducers are supplied with a "C-Face" adapter and may be coupled directly to the motor via coupling gears and a sleeve. During installation, it is recommended to use the supplied Hytrol Motor Coupling Gage for accurately locating both coupling gears to their correct setting on the shaft.