Han-Tek Develops Soft Drop System for Plastipak

VICTOR, NY, May 18, 2010- Upstate New York integrated material handling and automation solutions provider Han-Tek, Inc. provided services for a Soft Drop© Preform Handling System for PlastiPak Packaging's Victorville, CA facility.

The Soft Drop© Preform Handling System is designed to function as a part of the Gaylord Filling Cell Conveyors by interfacing with any injection mold machine. Hundreds of perform parts come out of the injection mold machine and are dumped onto the injection mold conveyor underneath. At this point, the conveyor drives the perform parts forward, thus, dropping them onto the incline conveyors where they are brought up to an elevation and dropped into the Gaylord filling conveyor.

As soon as the perform parts reach the Gaylord Conveyor, they are dropped into four different stations; one on each end and two on the side. The fourth station is mainly used for rejects, but can also be used for Gaylord fill. The Gaylord filling system diverts and reverses filling one Gaylord at a time.

According to Han-Tek's Design Engineer, Dave D'Orazio, "PlastiPak approached Han-Tek in 2007 because we are the leaders in the Preform Handling industry. They wanted efficient and reliable system that would bring them up to date preform handling with the latest in Soft Drop© technology." And with Han-Tek's experience, Plastipak understood the value and importance of working with an industry leader.

To learn more about HAN-TEK automated material handling solutions, call HAN-TEK at 585-924-2200, visit www.HAN-TEK.com, or write info@HAN-TEK.com.

HAN-TEK, Inc., an ISO 9001:2000 registered company, customizes advanced automation technology to optimize manufacturing-assembly and product-distribution systems. Founded in 1961, HAN-TEK specializes in overhead cranes, integrated conveyors, and systems automation and controls.

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