Tag: Sortation

Conveyor/SortationEducation

Key Considerations In Determining Conveyor And Sorter Total Cost Of ...

While many operations commonly calculate return on investment (ROI) when making a significant capital expenditure on new material handling equipment — such as conveyor or sortation systems — more are beginning to also consider the total cost of ownership (TCO) ...
Conveyor/SortationEducation

Conveyor And Sortation Controls: Things To Consider When Choosing Between ...

In a previous post, the meanings of centralized and decentralized control for conveyors and sortation systems were defined.  Deciding between decentralized or centralized controls for a conveyor or sortation system doesn’t have to be difficult. It does, however, require a ...
Conveyor/SortationEducation

Conveyor And Sortation Controls: Defining Decentralized And Centralized Architectures

The operation and function of conveyors and sortation systems are driven by one of two types of control: centralized or decentralized. What do each of those terms mean? As it turns out, the material handling and controls industries often use ...
Conveyor/SortationRobotics

Key Areas, Considerations For Integrating Robotics And Automation With Conveyor ...

While high competition for scarce warehouse and distribution labor — and the subsequent rise in wages — had already prompted more operations to investigate robotic and automation solutions to augment their current workforce, COVID-19 compelled many companies to adopt those ...
Conveyor/SortationTechnology

Key Considerations When Transitioning From Bulk To Singulated Parcel Flow

With the exponential growth in e-commerce and direct-to-consumer parcel shipments, more carriers’ shipping and handling facilities are assessing a change in their current conveyance and sortation equipment and processes. Making the shift from bulk parcel flow (an unorganized mix of ...
Conveyor/SortationEducation

CSS To Host ProMatDX 2021 Education Session Focused On Virtual ...

Since nobody has yet created a reliable crystal ball for predicting the future, the members of the Conveyor & Sortation Systems (CSS) industry group of MHI will share insights into a viable option — virtual simulation software — during a ...
Conveyor/SortationEducation

Tips For A Smooth Conveyor And Sorter Design And Installation ...

Congratulations — you’ve gotten your organization’s top brass to approve the purchase of a new conveyor or sortation system for your warehousing, distribution or fulfillment facility. Yet, with many companies justifying the investment based on a specific go-live date, keeping ...
Conveyor/SortationEducation

Resource Shares Details On Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor Applications

Because they represent a small segment of the conveyor industry, vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRCs) are not universally known. That’s why the members of the VRC Subcommittee of the Conveyors and Sortation Systems (CSS) Industry Group of MHI have released a ...
Conveyor/SortationTechnology

IIoT-Enabled Predictive Analytics For Conveyors, Sorters Generates Cost Savings

To ensure maximum uptime, machine reliability, and an overall reduction in costs, more members of the Conveyors and Sortation Systems (CSS) Industry Group of MHI have been enhancing their equipment with features that harness the power of the Industrial Internet ...
Conveyor/SortationProductivity

Managing Growth: How Conveyor And Sortation Systems Reduce Waste And ...

Increasing volumes, product assortments, throughputs, and customer demands are great problems to have — until it becomes operationally overwhelming. One approach to helping operations manage rampant growth is to consider implementing conveyor and sortation systems, which reduce waste and increase ...