Storage Ideas

Conveyors in Distribution

Solutions to improve the efficiency of goods receipt, order fulfilment and despatch

Today’s competitive business environment requires cost effective, responsive distribution. Conveyors can lower costs and improve efficiency. Any type of goods movement that is repetitive and performed more than a few times is worth mechanising. The higher the volume, the greater the advantage you gain by using conveyor solutions.

Receiving and Despatch

Conveyors can be used in receiving and despatch to increase productivity and reduce transport turnaround times. Depending on the application, different types of conveyors are used.

Transportation of Goods

Conveyors can do more than just transport goods from A to B. Conveyors can add value by automating processes such as check-weighing, labeling and packing. They can provide accumulation that acts as online buffer storage between processes, and their use reduces product damage and improved the ergonomics of materials handling

Order Fulfilment

Order fulfilment for faster moving products requires more inventory on the picking line and more flexible access for operators. Split case orders are picking into totes or shipping cartons which are moved between zones on gravity or transportation conveyor. When orders are completed, the conveyor takes the tote or carton to the despatch area. High productivity and throughput can be acheived in full case picking applications, by picking direct to conveyor.

Mezzanines with Conveyors

Conveyors in Mezzanines help to move product from one level to another, increasing productivity and efficiency in multilevel operations.

Automated movement of product between different levels significantly reduces operator exposure to OH&S risks.