Having successfully provided several conveyor systems for a major international parcels delivery company they turned to L.A.C. Conveyors & Automation to help them solve their latest problem.


The carrier has been experiencing an increase in traffic of out of gauge parcels sometimes referred to as “uglies” and needed a method of handling oversized items that are too large to go through their existing sorter. L.A.C. were able to help by designing a conveyor system that could handle a wide variety of these oversized items.


L.A.C. Conveyors & Automation developed a conveyor system that involved a combination of gravity roller conveyors and a powered belt conveyor that allowed for the handling of out of gauge parcels and was integrated with the customers’ existing SICK bar code readers and volumetric information gathering capability. The new system collects the volume of all of the out of gauge items and checks these dimensions against the dimensions provided by the customer.


  • Grip face tracker belt conveyor 1500mm wide x 6000mm long
  • Safety pop out roller
  • 150kg full load start
  • Inverter speed control giving variable speed up to 30m per minute
  • 1000mm gravity roller conveyor
  • 3000mm gravity roller conveyor
  • Robust design


The customer now has a conveyor system that fits within an existing system and has been designed to handle out of gauge parcels and ensure that all volumetric measurements are taken enabling correct billing to take place.

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