Canadian Packaging

Safety audits for Canadian palletizing installations

Leading automated material handling systems and equipment manufacturer Intelligrated of Cincinnati, Ohio, has announces the launch of a comprehensive equipment and safety audit program for the company’s legacy Mathews and Alvey palletizer installations in Canada.


November 23, 2010
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Leading automated material handling systems and equipment manufacturer Intelligrated of Cincinnati, Ohio, has announces the launch of a comprehensive equipment and safety audit program for the company’s legacy Mathews and Alvey palletizer installations in Canada—to be carried out by the company’s local audit technicians in order to restore the existing equipment to peak operational performance, ensure adherence to safety standards, and identify any additional ways of improving the equipment utilization and uptime.

“Our Alvey and Mathews palletizers are mission-critical components to any packaging line, and keeping these machines running at top performance levels is key to achieving productivity goals,” says Intelligrated Industries Canada vice-president and general manager Steve McElweenie.

According to the company, the audit begins with a complete, infeed-to-discharge technical inspection of the system—including an in-depth analysis of key system components such as wear points, chains, rollers and other moving parts—to generate a comprehensive professional audit report comprising a complete description of findings, digital photographs illustrating recommended maintenance, upgrades and modifications, and a list of recommended spare parts.

Each safety audit includes a review of guarding, clearance distance, light curtains, electrical wiring and stops, says Intelligrated, which also offers to conduct the equipment safety audits in partnership with third-party equipment safety consultants to ensure full compliance with all the pertinent CSA (Canadian Standards Association) and Ontario’s PHSR (Pre-start Health and Safety Review) standards.

“Intelligrated has the engineering knowledge, customer service capability, manufacturing expertise and strong Canadian presence to service all legacy Mathews and Alvey brand palletizers. As the original equipment manufacturer, we can provide unparalleled technical support, spare parts and field service for this equipment.”

Contact Intelligrated Industries Canada to schedule an audit or order parts for your Mathews, Alvey, FKI Logistex or Intelligrated palletizer, please at 905-725-0550, via e-mail at info@intelligrated.com. You can also visit the Intelligrated web-site for more information on the company and its products: www.intelligrated.com.