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We recently installed two Modula Lifts at John Henry Foster Company located in Eagan, MN.  They had been experiencing an increase in year-to-year sales over the past few years, and had also been adding additional product offerings for their customers. These factors caused John Henry Foster’s management to begin researching ways to expand their warehousing/storage capability.  Management looked into various solutions, including a building expansion, and concluded that the acquisition of an automated storage solution (AS/RS) from Modula would not only free up space in their warehouse, but would also improve efficiencies in many other areas of their company. Check out this time-lapse video of the installation of their two Modula Lift VLMs that recently took place!





Skarnes, Inc. provided Steel King Selective and Push Back Rack to increase storage capacity and increase order picking rates per hour. This is a key component in the company business “Bringing the World’s Fresh Seafood to the Midwest” 


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Skarnes Inc. was recently recognized as the Kings Court Silver award winner by Steel King Industries. Skarnes uses its expertise in selective rack , drive in rack, pushback rack, and cantilever rack design to help its customers, increase storage capacity, increase pick rates and assist in space planning. 

High Speed Sortation – ProSort 400 Elite SeriesHytrol’s ProSort 400 Elite family of sorters is specifically designed to handle high-speed applications. The ProSort 421 is designed to sort products at a 22-degree angle where high speeds are required. With the ProSort 421, speeds of 700 FPM are possible. The ProSort 431 is designed to sort products at a 30-degree angle where close divert centers are required. With this model, speeds of 350 FPM are possible. The ProSort 421 & 431 series is offered as single-sided, diverting from either side.

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Hytrol Model 199-PVR Poly-V Belt Driven Live RollerHytrol's Poly-V belt driven conveyors are an alternative to chain rollers providing an efficient, quiet and maintenance free operation. The unique polyurethane v-belts used to drive the rollers prevent jumping and reduce noise by absorbing shock and vibrations. The Poly-V series of conveyors is ideally suited for heavier loads such as pallets, drums, containers and totes. Accumulation is possible when combined with our EZLogic® zero pressure accumulation system and a more energy efficient operation is attainable when paired with our E24™ 24 VDC motor. With six different Poly-V belt models, Hytrol provides the ideal pallet handling solution for you.

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Hytrol's E24i™ TechnologySeven years after rolling out its 24-volt roller motor conveying systems, Hytrol has made a significant upgrade to the motor itself. Dubbed the E24i™, the new motor integrates the E24™ motor and card into one unit. The original E24™ provided users with better heat dissipation and longer motor life span. The E24i™ goes a step further in increasing the usefulness of this product with the integration.

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Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc. offers an affordable Unified Drive System with standard lead times. This Unified Drive solution provides many benefits to your conveyor system and is the lowest cost to support. It is a quiet system with great design flexibility and requires fewer spare components. A major advantage of the system is it requires little to no maintenance, and the compact drive assists with lower elevations and obstacles.

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Jonesboro, AR -- 11/21/2014 -- Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., manufacturer of advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions attributes the integration partner network critical to the company’s success. Matt Farris, Hytrol’s Director of Business Development, commented, “Skarnes has been a Hytrol Integrator for over 50 years. We have worked hand-in-hand with them for many years and have developed a true partnership that has paid dividends to our end-users. They have a well trained staff that can provide problem solving solutions to their customers while providing a personalized service level. We are proud to be associated with them and look forward to many more successful years together.”

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It’s Sunday evening and you need to repair your conveyor system. Do you know what parts you need? How do you replace a bearing? Where is the nearest maintenance manual?

Enter the Hytrol Toolbox app.

5 Reasons You Need The Hytrol Toolbox App

Whether you’re in the field or in the office, it’s important to have easy access to information. Like its namesake suggests, this powerful ally puts the tools you need directly into your hands. Created specifically for the end user, this app will save you time and money. Don’t write information down on paper to return to the office; don’t take a laptop through the warehouse. All you need is your phone or iPad.

If you have an iOS, Windows, or Android phone—or an iPad tablet— you can take advantage of this free tool.

Let’s take a look at what’s special about the Hytrol Toolbox.

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2100 Niagara Lane N
Plymouth, MN 55447

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