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Optimum availability

13 January 2015

Automated warehouse solutions provider TGW has installed a materials handling solution for shoe manufacturer LLOYD in Germany.

TGW implemented extensive storage and conveyor equipment including a sophisticated conveyor loop solution offering flexible performance for seasonal fluctuations. This meant that in addition to increased capacity, the system also enabled optimum availability of every pair of shoes at any given time.

At a rate of approximately 800 cartons per hour, the cartons are stored in the automatic mini-load warehouse, which TGW installed to serve the whole of the logistics centre.

The five-aisle warehouse is operated by five TGW Mustang automated storage and retrieval (AS/R) machines with anti-pendulum drives and Twister load handling technology.

As soon as they are retrieved from the warehouse, the cartons return to the loop where they are forwarded to one of eight stations, each with a different function. The goods are then packed and either sent back into the mini-load warehouse for temporary storage until shipment, or conveyed directly to the dispatch area.

 
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