Making material handling more efficientOctober 14, 2016 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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It is difficult for companies to survive, let alone thrive these days if they don’t have efficient operations. Being as efficient as possible offers both time and cost savings, and it’s the key to success in today’s competitive business landscape. Material handling is one area that can benefit from increased efficiencies. Implementing advanced technologies, like sortation systems, for example, can increase productivity and offer a competitive advantage.
The benefits of automatic sortation
Sortation systems provide automatic product identification and separation into predefined groups, saving time over manual sortation. They are versatile and can be used for a broad range of applications, including order consolidation and repack operations, shipping deconsolidation and redistribution, distribution route and carrier separation, carton cross-docking, centralized palletizing and parallel processing product separation.
Types of technologies
Depending on product characteristics, output, number of diverts, available floor space and budget, there is a wide selection of technologies that can be applied to sortation operations. They include right-angle belt, pop-up wheel, pusher/swing arm, narrow belt, small package sort, shoe sorter, tilt tray, bomb door and cross-belt conveyors.
Wecon can help
Wecon Systems has the expertise to analyze the customer’s needs and select the best sorter technology for the application. Once the technology is selected, Wecon can integrate all of the associated elements, including merge and induction components, like product ID, data collection, control systems logic and interfacing, run-out lane requirements, as well as support and access requirements. Its application specialists, project managers, designers and programmers have the capability to manage, design, install and commission the entire system, as well as train employees, service and upgrade the system to retain the investment value.
To learn more about the benefits of advanced sortation systems, and how Wecon can help, visit the company’s website.