The bulk of this project took place during a Christmas Shutdown in 2020. Our work encompassed the removal of an existing F-8 slat line conveyor and the mechanical installation of a brand-new slat line conveyor. This was an extremely fast-paced project with an aggressive schedule replacing the old slat line conveyor with a brand new one before production could resume after the holiday shutdown. This work had to be performed around the clock working two twelve-hour shifts in order for the installation to be successful and ensure success for both IICC and our customer Honda.
To partner with a contractor who could facilitate and manage a large project in a short amount of time. Honda’s request was to provide a complete replacement in the allotted time to ensure that production would not be hindered in any way when they came back up and running after the holiday shutdown.
International Industrial Contraction Corporation (IICC) self-performed the demolition of the existing F-8 Slat Line conveyor including the drive, take-up, intermediate frames, and chain. Once the demolition was complete IICC then performed the full mechanical installation of a new Daifuku engineered and fabricated Slat Line Conveyor containing a new drive, take-up, intermediate frames, and chain all within a three-week holiday shutdown.
A successful removal & replacement of Honda’s F-8 Slat Line Conveyor during the scheduled time frame was a major success for Honda, Daifuku, & IICC, and our entire project team. This has opened the door for future work in a facility that we had not worked in before.