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SJF’s New Sweep Sorter

SJF engineer Matt Johnson & systems integrator Frank Sterner team up with SJF’s fabrication pros to create, fabricate and program a first-of-its-kind sweep sorter.

This is a very specialized piece of equipment capable of sorting hard to sort packages and bagged product (aka Halloween & other Costumes). This was specifically designed for a Minnesota client to quickly process and fill incoming sales orders quickly while minimizing errors.

This system will allow the company to vastly increase the number of orders they can process as well accommodate future growth and product demand.

 

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December 2013 Update

Though the weather is grown cold (-10 at the time of this writing) and the blog has been a little dormant – rest assured, dear readers that behind the scenes we are very busy at SJF.  December has seen a massive influx of pallet rack, drive-in rack systems, and complete conveyor systems for sale.  SJF currently has over 10,000 beams and 1,000 good quality uprights available for immediate sale in our Winsted, MN inventory.
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Featured Client: Neodesha Plastics

Neodesha Plastics is a plastics manufacturer who engineers custom vacuum formed, thermoformed and CNC milled plastic parts for customers world-wide

In the fall of 2009, Neodesha Plastics contacted SJF with some ideas they had to increase their picking productivity & efficiency.  They had in mind a “Pick-Module” type system that would utilize their existing racking.  They wanted to alter the existing rack, add additional levels and create a cat-walk to access the upper levels of racking.
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New Video – Power Conveyor Declines

SJF has just uploaded several new videos to our YouTube channel. (SJF’s YouTube Channel)  We’ll be featuring a new video from this series every few days.

This video shows a belt over roller decline conveyor transporting boxes from a pick module to a packaging department.

View belt over roller inclines/declines for sale on SJF.com

New Video – 4 to 1 Merge

SJF has just uploaded several new videos to our YouTube channel. (SJF’s YouTube Channel) We’ll be featuring a new video from this series every few days.

This video shows a 4 to 1 merge system where boxes are queued up to join 1 conveyor line.  Notice how the photo-eye sensors prevent collisions when there is the potential for a box to collide with another.

View conveyor merges and spurs available for sale on SJF.com

New Video – Push/Pull Sortation

SJF has just uploaded several new videos to our YouTube channel. (SJF’s YouTube Channel) We’ll be featuring a new video from this series every few days.

This video shows Carton Pushers/Pullers In action. The first station is a push sorter. This sort bar rests below the conveyor rollers and is activated when bar-code scanner reads a specified code. The box then moves down the line until it reaches a second sort point. This sort is done using a pneumatic arm that pulls the conveyor onto its correct destination path.

View sortation conveyor currently available for sale on SJF.com