Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 9 2016 - Page 23

Conveyor Systems ltd To provide the optimum solution for materials handling requirements through the use of state-of-the-art 3D design, supply and integration of proven quality equipment to achieve the best return on investment. www.conveyorsystemsltd.co.uk The mezzanine consists of 2 upper and weights causing damage to each where a despatch operative removes floors which along with the ground other and potentially initiating jams and places them onto a pallet or floor form three independent pick/ along the system. into a wheeled cage ready for carrier pack zones and sortation areas which were designed specifically to avoid The upper mezzanine floors use 2 collection. powered Ambaflex spiral lowerators CSL provided the full turnkey conveyor (almost 100 units supplied by CSL project including control, installation Repairs. throughout the UK to different and commissioning of the wide range customers), to safely and continuously of packages. Once an order is picked, packing bring the boxes down where they are operatives check the order then pack then barcode scanned to determine, into an array of outers ranging from by way of state-of-the-art scanning poly bags to large cardboard boxes arrays on each line, which carrier prior to applying carrier despatch despatch lane they require. Corrigan stated “As this was a new When the packages reach the correct the conveyor system prior to the despatch lane they are diverted off at mezzanine floor installation, but CSL 90 degrees using high speed switch provided a detailed 3D drawing which sorters. Depending on the source included both the mezzanine and the pick floor, they either decline down a conveyors which brought clarity to grip top belt to an ergonomic picking this. The install process was smooth height or transit on a horizontal and the end results have allowed us to roller conveyor to the discharge area increase control, flexibility & volumes” issues caused when one combined system is stopped for maintenance/ labels. The consignment is then placed on a section of zero line pressure (ZLP) accumulation roller conveyor which starts the transit to the sortation area on the ground floor. This type of conveyor is used widely on the system to ensure non-contact queuing due to the wide variety of sizes, shapes Wiggle’s Programme Manager for the project and Head of Logistics & Operations Development, Dan facility it was difficult to visualise FDPP - www.fdpp.co.uk 23