Using a Caljan Performer Telescopic Conveyor, a 3-man team is now able to unload 600 tires, each weighing 25lbs (9 kg), from a 45ft curtain-side trailer in just 80 minutes. Handling this physically-demanding task quickly and ergonomically means the facility can attract and keep employees and actually cut costs.
Friction between tires, particularly large ones like the Y-Performance weighing 25lbs (9 kg), makes this a slow, demanding cargo to handle. Raising the operator to an appropriate working height, the Caljan Performer with Operator Platform lightens the load. No need to reach up above shoulder height. The tires are eased out, lifting close to the torso. The Conveyor belt carries them into the facility. The work environment is optimized and the unloading process becomes high-speed.
The robust Caljan Performer can carry more than 40 Y-Performance tires, designed to fit 16 – 21” wheel rims, along its 69ft (21 m) length. Even fully-extended and carrying a complete load, the Telescopic Conveyor can lift two operators on the platform. Working in unison, two operators are often able to unload the cargo twice as quickly.
The Telescopic Conveyor is easy to operate; either operator can move the conveyor in/out and up/down via a simple keypad directly from the platform. Optional foot pedals enable hands-free operation. Soft cushioning underfoot alleviates the strain of standing, and the platform itself can be raised or lowered independent of the conveyor to match the operator’s height.
Being able to visually verify the type and size of tire is essential. Even at night the light inside the trailer is exceptional. The operator platform has bright lights on both sides illuminating the whole of the work area. Underside lighting along the length of the conveyor lights up the trailer floor.