High-volume goods handling
12 December 2012
European Conveyor Systems has completed the installation of a sophisticated high-volume goods handling system for order picking and stock replenishment at a new distribution centre opened at Redditch, Warwickshire, by b
The conveying system had to be designed to service some 14,000 rack locations, a 1500m2 mezzanine floor and a shelving facility. Over 4000 pallet locations are in VNA and some 10,000 locations within a wide aisle system. The whole system is barcoded throughout.
The conveyor system serves three functions - goods-in, replenishment to storage and picking to despatch. Incoming goods arriving on pallets are checked by staff and put into totes that are either conveyed to the small parts area on the mezzanine or to bulk storage. The conveyor system has two levels in the goods-in area - one taking full totes to the mezzanine, the other bringing empty totes back for re-use. Around 2000 product lines are put into stock every day.