Saturday 1st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Wheel conveyor for Mini plant

The Mini Plant at Oxford has installed a bespoke conveyor system from LB Foster Materials Handling to provide a constant supply of wheels to the fitting operators on each side of the production line.

The wheel fitting position needed to be moved further up the production line. Consequently a conveyor system was required.

LB Foster, the Leicester based materials handling specialists, designed and manufactured zero line pressure accumulating roller conveyors complete with pop up transfers and tilting units for each side of the line.

These conveyors are now used to transport the wheels in the correct sequence from the ground floor lifts to the cars as they progress down the line.

“Due to the time restraints on this contract it was vitally important we successfully completed the project within the tight deadline specified. To eliminate production downtime, we carried out the installation during a planned shutdown period,” said Gary Bale, managing director of LB Foster Materials Handling.