What was needed by the client?
Supply a semi-automated conveyor system for products of all sizes, shapes and weights which are picked from storage on either one of three floors and are required to be delivered to the ground floor packing and despatch area.
The customer is an industry leader in distribution and wholesale for the automotive, maintenance, and accessories and retail sectors operating across the UK had a requirement to extend its national distribution centre to accommodate an increasing workload due to their success.
How the powered roller conveyor provided a solution
L.A.C. Conveyors & Automation devised a plan that utilised their range of powered lineshaft roller conveyors and declining grip face belt conveyors.
Picked items are placed onto a decline belt conveyor using a grip face belt thus ensuring that the products don’t move during transport. Items are loaded automatically onto the belt conveyor system via an automated induction point when spaces for a product could be moved onto the line.
When the items have reached the ground floor they are transferred onto lineshaft powered roller conveyors for onward movement to the despatch area for final loading into delivery cages.
One of the great benefits of powered lineshaft roller conveyors is that they are a cost-effective solution where there is a basic requirement to move products simply from “a” to “b”. The systems comprised 100 metres of roller conveyor and 12.5 metres of decline belt conveyor.
- Semi-automated conveyor system
- Decline belt conveyors
- Powered line-shaft roller conveyors
Who we are: Founded in 1992, L.A.C. Conveyors & Automation are a leading UK supplier who’ve been successfully supplying conveyor systems, belt conveyors, roller conveyors, automation, and robotic solutions to the UK’s blue-chip industry. Located in Bulwell, Nottingham, L.A.C. are known for their outstanding customer service, continual support, flexibility, and bespoke service. With a full in-house service team, and an engineering team who’ve worked together over 20 years, L.A.C. covers all aspects of control system design, build and associated software, and ongoing support.
What we do: L.A.C. has a wealth of experience supplying conveyor systems and robotic solutions to a range of industries including automotive, aerospace, food and beverage, heavy engineering, and logistics. L.A.C. design, assemble, incorporate testing, and deliver with training and after-sales support for a smooth handover. With an in-house mechanical design team, project managers, and engineers, all the builds are undertaken on the five-unit 60,000 sq. ft premises.