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Featured Client: Metro Mold and Design

Metro Mold and Design (MMD) is a Rogers, MN based, one stop shop for rapid mold manufacturing, custom plastic injection molding, thermoset plastic molding, extrusion blow molding, and precision CNC machining.  With an expanding operation, they contacted SJF in the fall of 2013 to assist in a layout and move into an new shipping warehouse.  MMD was at the time occupying and older warehosue with little lighting and low cieling, and was planning a move to a newer building with a 32′ ceiling.

The plan was to install very narrow aisle (VNA) rack to max out warehouse space in the new building.  After discussing it with SJF, MMD decided on a different plan altogether.

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SJF Road Crew – Large Liquidation in Indiana

Pallet Rack & Gravity Conveyor Liquidation

Gravity Conveyor

Gravity Conveyor

We recently just finished shipping to MN material from liquidation of a large distribution center in Indiana. In all, 15 trucks of material were shipped up to our facility in Winsted, MN from the Indianapolis area. We had to jump at this opportunity with how fast gravity conveyor has been leaving our facility lately. This was a perfect opportunity to bring up our inventory as this purchase brought in over 6,000ft of gravity in 24” and 30” widths. There is also a small quantity of pallet gravity conveyor. All in all, the totals of this most recent purchase ended up being:

Interlake Pallet Rack

Interlake Rack

5,470 ft – 30″ Gravity Conveyor
780 ft – 24″ Gravity Conveyor
1,400 ft – 9″ Pallet Gravity Conveyor

Gravity Conveyor Photos & Pricing

591 ea. – 36″ x 22′ Interlake Uprights
4,480 ea. – 108″ x 4″ New Style Beams

Interlake Rack Photos & Pricing

All of this material has been transported back to our Winsted, MN facility and is ready for immediate shipment to your location.

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

New Video – Accumulation Conveyor, Gap Metering, Print & Apply

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 gap belt making sure there is equal distance between boxes. This gap is important for the operations that follow.

In the second part, the boxes travel over a skewed roller conveyor bed with the effect of lining them all up on one side of the conveyor.

In the third part, a labeling machine prints out a shipping label and pastes it on boxes as they travel past.

View accumulation conveyor currently available for sale on SJF.com