Georgia Pacific Moves Finished Product with the PFlow M Series
Georgia Pacific expanded operations at its Palatka manufacturing and distribution facility in northern Florida to accommodate substantial growth.
The expansion increased logistical problems in moving finished product from the upper-level manufacturing area to the lower-level shipping area.
Georgia Pacific developed a concept and contacted PFlow Industries for assistance in implementing the material handling solution.
A PFlow M Series Mechanical Lift with in-feed and discharge conveyors was introduced as the solution.
The lift has a 3,000-lb. capacity and a 7’ x 6’ carriage to handle double-stacked boxes of product.
Once the loads are placed on the upper-level conveyor, they are moved onto the lift, transported down to the lower level and out. The loads then make a 90° turn and go through a shrink-wrapping machine.
This system doubles the capacity to move product from the manufacturing level.