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Further extension fashioned

18 March 2013

Garment conveying and sortation equipment specialist, Dürkopp Fördertechnik, has completed a further extension of an automated sortation system for Next Group. The system is operating at Next's national hanging garment distribution centre near Pontefract in West Yorkshire.

Garment conveying and sortation equipment specialist, Dürkopp Fördertechnik, has completed a further extension of an automated sortation system for Next Group. The system is operating at Next's national hanging garment distribution centre near Pontefract in West Yorkshire.

The latest investment involves the installation of 23 additional Pickbuffers and associated conveyor connections which can store a total of 90,000 extra single items. The Pickbuffers enable automatic storage and single item picking for both ecommerce and store orders.

Every garment is individually tracked throughout the system using Dürkopp's RFID controlled Rolladapter System, which carries unique product information in real time for tracking, picking and sorting.

The Rolladapter enables individual hanging items to be transported along an overhead conveyor system from induction to dispatch.
 
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