Project Category: Food & Beverage Solutions

200% Increase Empty Case Replenishment Process

Empty Case Replenishment Process Increased by 200%

Our South Carolina food and beverage distributor client had an ongoing challenge with replenishing empty cases. Material handling specialist and engineer, Brian Hester, designed and implemented a fully automated solution with zero pressure handling and sorting of empty cases without operator intervention.

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Custom-built conveyor system with end of line automation

33% Increased Productivity with Custom Designed End-of-Line Automation

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our food and beverage distribution client in Eastern North Carolina needed to increase the capacity of their pallet-wrapping operation..

Working with the automated wrapper team, Brad Dowless designed a fourth conveyor line into the process. Pallets could now be loaded into four different lines, speeding up throughput over 33%.

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Hytrol Beer and Wine Powered Roller Conveyor

Beer And Wine Distribution Project In Charleston South Carolina

Our beer and wine distribution company owner in Charleston South Carolina needed some help with his gravity and expandable conveyors that feed his truck dock.

Specialist Brian Hester designed and integrated Hytrols E24EZ zero pressure accumulation case conveyors to transport to the truck dock door without any back pressure using 18″ long zones. 

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Conveyor System for Automated Lid Placing

Automated Lid Placer & Lid Sealing Conveyor Process

Our South Carolina client was using a slow manual procedure to place lids for a food processing operation. AEC installed a Hytrol 190-E24EZ energy saving accumulating conveyor with EZLogic® zone controllers. Now a fully automated lid placer and lid sealing system to speed up their operation.

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Cracker Cooling Spiral Food Conveyor

Timed Precision Cooling Conveyor For Artisan Crackers

In the artisan cracker-making process, as baked goods come out of the oven, they need an exact time to cool before moving on to the next process. If they’re not cooled properly, the extra heat will expand the sealed packs making it difficult to fit properly into the containers. To solve the cracker cooking conundrum, AEC’s engineers designed a fascinating piece of conveyor technology.

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