I was immediately impressed. The continuous curving capability of the conveyors was like no other system I had seen.
I was concerned about how we would curve the pallets back around to the other side of the line, but Bud was able to come up with an answer. It was an elegant solution. They are clean, safe, easily maintainable, dependable and cost-effective. When it comes to problems, it’s almost like that old statement in the movies, ‘It’s quiet … too quiet!’ I keep expecting something to happen, but they just keep on running.
I also looked at dedicated systems offered by material handling equipment companies, but they were expensive. By that time, I was familiar enough with the Designer System to have an inspiration: Why not turn a simple MaxiSpan conveyor on its side, extend the rods, and use them to hang the baskets?
Total system down time can be measured in hours. When there has been a problem, Span Tech has been very responsive to our needs.