|We have recently installed a bespoke conveyor system to handle plastic boxes containing archive materials for one of our major customers.
The heavy boxes need to be regularly unloaded from the back of vans, taken into the Goods Received/Despatch area, emptied, replenished with new archive material and then re-loaded into the vans.
The original handling system involved excessive lifting and manual movement of the boxes and for Health and Safety reasons an improved handling method had to be found.
Lessen the Physical Effect:
We have developed a simple system involving a combination of a powered belt conveyor for unloading the vans and moving boxes into the building and then a series of ball-tables and gravity roller conveyors to reduce the physical effort in moving the boxes.
Because some of the conveyors operate outside the building a canopy has been installed to protect operatives and equipment during inclement weather. Some equipment has been supplied on castors to enable it to be easily moved indoors and stored overnight.