History and Accomplishments

History and Accomplishments

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  • For the tenth consecutive year, SailRail Automated Systems has been awarded the honour of North American Top Material Handling Supplier by Ford Motor Company
  • QS-9000/TE Supplement Certified
  • ISO 9001/2008 Certified Company
  • Ford Q1 Award
  • Regional Innovational Finalist - Ford "2008 President's Health & Safety Awards"
  • Winner of Chrysler Powertrain Cart Design Competition

1970's

Material Handling R&D
SAILRAIL INCEPTION
Flow Air Storage Systems

1980's

Buffer & Linefeed
FORD
Introduction of IndexAir

FIFO & Space Restraints
CATERPILLAR
ASRS

FIFO & Space Restraints
MICHELIN
72 Lane FlowAir

High Density Storage
GENERAL MOTORS
FlowAir

1990's

Remote Installation High Density Storage
SOUTH PACIFIC TIRE
FlowAir

Production Increase
MAGNA-KARMAX
L-Shape Robotic Pick Interface

Hot Room Storage
COOPER TIRE
FlowAir

Various Container
FORD
Mechanized Over/Under

High Density Dock Staging
OGIHARA
Walking Floor Interface

End of Press Unloading
FORD Stamping
Shuttles Point of Use

Fork Free
CHRYSLER
AGV Interface

Plant Launch Cirrus/Stratus
CHRYSLER
IndexAir

Buffer; Truck Load
FORD
8 8 1 Over/Under

Plant Launch Intrepid
CHRYSLER
First In First Out

DeMag Stacker Crane Interface
MAGNA-KARMAX HEAVY STAMPING
AS/RS P&D Stations

Manpower Reductions
MAGNA-KARMAX HEAVY
Index with Robotic Interface

Flexible Manufacturing
MERCEDES-BENZ
IndexAir Towers

Line Buffer
OGIHARA
L-Shaped Over/Unders

Floor Space Reduction
MERCEDES-BENZ
AS/RS

Automation Integration
COMAU PICO
Towers

2000's

Liberty Launch
DAIMLER-CHYSLER
AGV Interface

Line Buffer
DAIMLER-CHYSLER
Side x Sides

Ergonomics, Operator Walk-In
FORD
IndexAir Over/Under with Turntable and Bridge

Cycle Time Reduction
FORD
Over/Under

Increased Part Complexity
DAIMLER-CHYSLER
Introduction of IndexEr

Line Feed
GENERAL MOTORS
Side x Sides

Safety & Ergonomics
FORD
Robotic Interface / KUKA

Rear Floor Plan handling
GENERAL MOTORS
Device Net Controls

Robotic Interface
GENERAL MOTORS
L-Shape Robotic Pick

JIT - Dual Cycle Linefeed
MERCEDES-BENZ
Over/Unders

Parts Precision
MERCEDES-BENZ
Robotic Pick

Ergonomic Devices
DAIMLER-CHYSLER
Heavy Duty Tilters

Overhead Gantry Engine Loads
GENERAL MOTORS
Gantry Load

Line Feed
MERIDIAN
Side x Sides

Factory Automation
FORD
AGV Pickup & Delivery (P&D)

Flexible Manufacturing
FORD
Over/Unders

Linefeed
DAIMLER-CHYSLER
Side x Sides

n-Line Vehicle Sequencing
FORD
IndexEr with Ergo Devices

Parts Display
MERCEDES-BENZ
Ergonomic Devices

Flexible Manufacturing
DAIMLER-CHYSLER
SGV Interface - Dock & Linefeed Robotic Integration

Custom Solutions
FORD
Introduction Of ErgoKarts

Robot Buffer
BMW-DRIVE AUTO
Robot Loading

Linefeed
DAIMLER-CHYSLER
Side x Sides

Parts Community
AUTO ALLIANCE
Automation Cart Interface

Liberty Launch
DAIMLER-CHYSLER
AGV Interface

2010's

Monotainer Handling
CANADA POST
Radical Tilt Mail Dumpers

Door Assembly Robotic Pick
BMW SC
Roboloaders

Fork Free Initiative
FORD KC
Carts and Ergo Devices

Plant Lower-Upper Floor 18’ Transport
GM Powertrain
Vertical Drive Lift Systems – 6,000 lb Loads

Ford HSAP Chain Over/Unders
Ford Cart Handling Side x Side
Camau Chain Drive Over/Under with Robot Pick

Chrysler ErgoKarts and Lifts
Mercedes AL Powered Tilts
Ford Brazil Cart Lift Tables

Ford Cautitlan ErgoKarts and Lineside Ergo Device Integration
CKP Pipe and Connector
Mother/Daughter Cart Delivery System

Ford LAP L-Shape Cart Indexer c/w Lift Tables
Ford Dearborn Included Specialty and Walk-In Carts

The Patented Failsafe Hitch was Incorporated
Launch of Customer Interactive Spare Parts Order and Data System on SailRail Website Portal