A global consumer goods company manufactures and distributes thousands of products every day. Many of those products move via custom conveyor belts of every shape and size imaginable. The problem is that custom, made-to-order OEM belts are very expensive to source, install, and service. Lead times on new orders can take weeks, which is time the company simply can’t afford to lose.
When a large distribution facility needs a new conveyor belt, it can take two to four weeks of lead time before their order arrives from the original equipment manufacturer. This extended lead time not only makes it difficult for facility managers to plan scheduled replacements, it requires more inventory and puts their facility in jeopardy of costly downtime after unexpected belt failures.
A large, well-known bakery operates multiple baking and distribution facilities around the world. It takes hundreds of suppliers and vendors to keep their baking lines moving. Every additional order adds complexity and costs to their operations. When the bakery started looking for ways to reduce vendor costs, Mi Conveyance Solutions stepped in with a unique solution.
With thousands of boxes needing to be routed to various places, a national e-commerce and package distributor uses merge belts to direct packages where to go. Several issues, including an improperly bonded grip strip, caused the original equipment manufacturer’s belt to fail and the customer to experience costly downtime. That’s when the customer’s reliability team partnered with Mi Conveyance Solutions to deliver a solution that would properly bond the grip strip to the cover of the conveyor belt.
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An East Coast-based building materials manufacturer, with revenues of over $3 billion, was looking to improve common belting issues in their shingle production facilities throughout the US. Roofing plants commonly struggle with losing belts due to mechanical fastener failure. In most cases, the belt carcasses remain intact; failure results from shingle grit wearing out the bottom of the mechanical fastener plate that runs across the slider bed.