On a conveyor belt to success
The knowledge and experience necessary to inform businesses what solutions would be most appropriate for them is why Dyno New Zealand has achieved a growing market for the design, manufacture and supply aspect of conveyors and conveyor components. The company specialises in box, crate, bin and pallet moving for the food and beverage, fruit and vegetables, meat processing, dairy, processing, packaging, manufacturing and warehousing industries.
Project work is a growing focus for Dyno’s solution-based operation with an increasing number of large scale requests from clients who need a complete turnkey project completed for a specific need or fit-out. An example was the need of an Australian fruit packhouse for a full system of conveyors, crate stackers, crate tippers, weighing stations and even a crate washer. Dyno tailored a system for the client to help the best practise of the business which saved sizeable amounts of time and man-hours.
Within New Zealand, Dyno offers a unique free audit programme. The programme provides businesses with expert assessment of their conveyor set-up to ensure they are operating effectively. This includes advice on how systems could improve and what that may do for the productivity of a business. A Dyno audit shows company’s how they can work smarter, increase efficiency, reduce costs and streamline processes. Changes can be small and low cost but help businesses considerably. It may not be the actual conveyor system that can be improved; it could also involve other facets of the business such as how a business is operating, the setup of the system, labour etc. Dyno often finds that things have changed in a company over time, for example expansion, but their system has not kept up with these changes so they are no longer operating at peak efficiency levels. The company provides customers with outcomes resulting from audits including capital expenditure of recommendations and savings that could be achieved if they are implemented. For example replacing a piece of machinery might result in reduced downtime and maintenance, which saves money long-term. Increasing productivity could mean one less labour unit is needed. Dyno can show its customers what the different outcomes might be.
Dyno has its own range of products, which are customised to suit customers’ specific needs and it can also design and manufacture custom solutions. These range from small specialist bearings, conveyor rollers, and powered conveyors to full custom turn-key systems. On-site research and development is a big part of this, which recently resulted in the Dynoglide 600, a non-lubricated conveyor chain system. Combined with the company’s Dyno UltraSlip on a conveyor, the company believes users can realise energy savings of close to 60 percent. Dyno UltraSlip protects a conveyor system, giving it longer life and subjecting it to lower maintenance. It is a cleaner system with no need for lubrication, which is a key factor for companies that require a clean environment. Another product currently under development and expected to be released to the general market before the year is out is a portable trough belt conveyor for use on difficult to access sites.