Innovative lift assist carries many advantagesJune 1, 2015 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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More supply chain logistics and distribution centres are seeking a solution to the manual handling of floor-loaded product. Engineered Lifting Systems (ELS) has the answer. Its Destuff-IT product line consists of end-of-conveyor lift assists designed to aid workers who load and unload floor-loaded product in containers and trailers.
The unique solution has many benefits. Operators experience more throughput and greater handling capacity with less fatigue and muscle strain because of optimal positioning to the box wall. In fact, it is common for a single person on a Destuff-IT to achieve a case rate in excess of 900 boxes per hour, depending on the size and weight of the box. Whether handling a single SKU or dozens, the Destuff-IT aids in getting boxes to the dock area for sorting and palletizing in an efficient manner.
Unlike telescopic belt conveyors that deliver product at a fixed height and lack an operator platform, the Destuff-IT safely positions the operator and boxed product at the optimal height for efficient ergonomic transfer out of containers and trailers. With its onboard battery-powered drive system, the Destuff-IT and flexible-powered roller conveyor can easily be positioned at any dock door.
“The ELS Destuff-IT has been an essential addition to our receiving process,” says one receiving manager. “We have increased our unload capacity from one container per day to three containers per day, with most unloads taking two hours to complete. The containers vary with the amount of SKUs, from five to 75 per container. The Destuff-IT has allowed us develop a better sorting process because of the continuous movement and variable speed settings.”
Whether the objective is to reduce injury or improve productivity, the Destuff-IT is an excellent solution. With proven productivity gains that not only reduce unload time but also reduce or eliminate demurrage charges, standby charges and drop trailer charges, the Destuff-IT can also reduce the number of doors needed for the unload operation with more trailer turns per door.
If you’d like insight into how these productivity gains are achieved and how the increased efficiencies impact the whole distribution team, email sales@destuff‐it.com to register for upcoming 30-minute online seminars.
Destuff-IT is manufactured in Ontario by Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc.