Making Material Handling More Efficient

Making Material Handling More Efficient

It is difficult for companies to survive, let alone thrive these days if they don’t have efficient operations. Making material handling more efficient offers both time and cost savings. It’s the key to success in today’s competitive business landscape. Material handling is one area that can benefit from increased efficiencies. For example, implementing advanced technologies, like sortation systems,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 can be used for a broad range of applications and are versatile. Examples include: 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

There is a wide selection of technologies that can be applied to sortation operations, depending on product characteristics, output, number of diverts, available floor space and budget. 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. They can also train employees, service and upgrade the system to retain the investment value.