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Hytrol Conveyor Project for Pearl Harbor

American Warehouse Systems was fortunate enough to participate in a large conveyor project for Peal Harbor Naval Base.  The defense distribution center was badly outdated and needed a more efficient system to induct and distribute product.  The system needed to span two buildings and traverse a fairly busy base road.  One of the buildings has only wire mesh walls and the other building is a protected historical structure.  These factors created unique opportunities for American Warehouse Systems to shine. The project included a very large Hytrol conveyor system including pallet conveyor, transfer beds for pallet induction, powered tote conveyor, and a spiral conveyor to raise the height of the totes quickly in the allotted space.  A very large enclosed conveyor crossover structure with two vertical continuous conveyors ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on September 8th, 2010 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling,Military

Bluebird Aero Systems MicroB UAV

I was eating dinner a few weeks back with a soldier that just returned from Iraq.  He was telling me about a UAV that they carried in a suitcase and how well it worked in an urban environment.  They could carry the lightweight unit to the top of a building and reconnoiter the entire area looking for hostiles or other potential troubles.  This UAV could be fitted with either a day or a night vision camera so illumination wasn't an issue. It sounded so interesting I thought I would research the UAV and blog about it.   He was speaking of the Bluebird MicroB.  NOTE: I am NOT affiliated with nor connected in any way with Bluebird.  I found it fasinating how technology can be used with such purpose.  ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on September 1st, 2010 :: Filed under: Blog,Military,bluebird,Military,UAV

Maintenance Platform for The 934th Airlift Wing

American Warehouse Systems was recently asked to help solve an access problem for the Air National Guard 934th Airlift Wing in Minneapolis MN.  The 934th Airlift Wing, also known as the "Flying Vikings," is Minnesota's only Air Force Reserve unit. It is a combat-ready Air Force Reserve Command flying unit, which serves as the Department of Defense's host for Army, Navy, Marine and Air National Guard units at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Station, MN. The aircraft maintenance personnel at the 934th Airlift Wing needed a safe and easy way to access the top of their C-130H3 aircraft for inspection and repair.  In addition to simple access the 934th needed to store tools and other equipment at wing level to eliminate the need ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on August 25th, 2010 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling,Military,Air Force,mezzanine,Military,tool crib

Mezzanine System for Defense Logistics Agency

American Warehouse Systems was asked to design and implement a large mezzanine system for the Defense Logistic Agency in one of their California facilities.  DLA used to store materials in pallets on standard selective rack in the project area and they wanted to turn it over to a manual cart picking operation.  The system included a 40,000 sq. ft. mezzanine, over 4000 steel shelving units, Hytrol conveyor, fire suppression, lighting and electrical systems and floor resurfacing.  American Warehouse Systems was able to sell the project via our extensive GSA schedule including complete installation of all systems. The project went very well and was completed on time and on budget.  Defense Logistics Agency has reported they are very happy with the system and our performance on ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on August 18th, 2010 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling,Military

It Isn't Much of a Life, But It's Mine - A Soldier's Story

My name is William and I am an officer in the greatest Army on this earth.  I was raised in a small town in the UP (upper peninsula of Michigan).  My folks weren’t much, blue collar, hard working, didn’t have a pot to piss in.  My childhood was a series of misadventures, neglect, and abuse.  I used to have an older brother but he was killed when I was two.  I imagine my mom and dad were more “normal” before the accident.  I don’t remember him or “normal”. I went to high school and did fairly well for a kid whose dad was drunk all the time and whose mom was never home.  I played baseball and received a partial scholarship at a mid-sized college ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on July 28th, 2010 :: Filed under: Blog,Military
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