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Sovex Makes Ingenious Modifications
Sovex's MVL9 vehicle loader has been modified to improve its performance. This is excellent news for parcel handling companies under pressure to reduce costs.
MVL9 is ideal for premises without a raised loading dock, and comprises a horizontal telescopic belt conveyor fixed to a height adjustable inclined conveyor. Parcels flow up the inclined section and onto the belt conveyor, which extends into the vehicle and carries them to an operator for loading. Travel direction is reversible to allow unloading.
Sovex has mounted a short horizontal belt conveyor to the bottom of MVL9’s inclined section. It reduces the chances of parcels hanging at transfer points when the unit is connected to mobile conveyor networks, and saves workers having to clear such items by hand. This improves efficiency, and reduces manual handling requirements.
MVL9 has swivel castors that allow companies to move it to suit varying business needs. Thanks to Sovex modifications, the machine is now completely motorised and features a wheel, which allows users to steer the machine into position. This further reduces manual handling requirements.
Steve Nuttall, Sales Director at Sovex, is positive; “MVL9 is robust, hardwearing, and helps operators load and unload trailers up to forty feet long efficiently. It is becoming increasingly popular in the parcel handling industry. DHL recently placed an order for twenty-five units, and I am dealing with a large number of enquiries. Our recent modifications to MVL9 are a response to specific customer demands.”
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Sovex is based in Prenton on the Wirral, and employs around forty people. One of only a few UK conveyor manufacturers we operate from modern manufacturing and warehousing facilities covering some 20,000 square feet.