How Overhead Conveyors Play a Role Throughout a Garment’s Lifecycle
Where was the first overhead conveyor you ever saw? There’s an excellent chance it was at the dry cleaners. And it’s a great example of an overhead conveyor application. Just think how long you’d have to wait for the counter person to go find and fetch your suit versus having the suit come to you. And it helps the dry cleaners improve its backroom operation too, which ends up saving you money.
But the dry cleaner’s overhead conveyor is just one of many examples of overhead conveyors that can be used throughout the lifecycle of a piece of clothing.
Even before it becomes identifiable as a piece of clothing, it might have zipped about the manufacturing facility from one sewing station to another
From delivering finished garments for warehousing, to getting them out again for shipping, overhead conveyors are perfectly suited (pardon the pun!) for the job.
From creative clothing displays, where shoppers can see all the available styles and colours floating overhead, to innovative racks that use overhead conveyor technology to keep and present a store’s entire inventory, you’ve probably seen an overhead conveyor in a clothing store at some point in time.
Dry cleaners aren’t the only time that overhead conveyors might have transported your clothes. Busy coat check operations depend on overhead conveyors to not only to speed up storage and retrieval, but to increase the usable storage space in a room by utilizing the overhead space.
So that suit you’re picking up at the dry cleaners might have spent more time on an overhead conveyor than you think. And it’ll probably spend even more time on one before you’re ready for a new one.