ITW Heartland completes successful control system installation at new FedEx Ground facility

ITW Heartland is proud to announce the successful installation and startup of their first conveyor control panel for Rite-Way Manufacturing, Inc. at the new FedEx Ground facility in Kalispell, Montana. Rite-Way Manufacturing, Inc. is a manufacturer of conveyor equipment for the package handling industry.

ITW Heartland completed the electrical design, manufacture, and PLC/HMI programming of a conveyor control panel for the conveyor system that Rite-Way supplied to FedEx Ground. This control panel was integrated with external operator control stations as part of the complete conveyor control system, and is used daily by FedEx Ground personnel to process inbound and outbound customer packages from the facility.

An ITW Heartland controls engineer was on site for the initial system commissioning, as well as the final startup and acceptance testing to ensure that all of the customer requirements were achieved. He provided training to FedEx personnel on conveyor system controls and operation, as well as control system maintenance requirements.

About ITW Heartland
ITW Heartland is a certified leader in precision engineered machines, parts, gears, and electro-mechanical products. Located in Alexandria, Minnesota, ITW Heartland has four distinct divisions: Spiroid Gearing (design and manufacturing of custom right angle drives, gear boxes and loose gearing); Manufactured Products (low to mid quantity precision machining with a specific expertise in horizontal CNC technology); Strategic Assembly Solutions (complete machine design and assembly services); and ITW Gear Machines (designer and manufacturer of full line of high speed gear inspection and gear burnishing die equipment). As an Illinios Tool Works Company, ITW Heartland operates from a position of financial stability, engineering excellence, and refined manufacturing process.

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