Distribution Center / Warehouse
Distribution Centers are always on the move. Even though distribution centers store goods for a short period of time, best practices vary. Every time a product is brought in, stored and begins to move for delivery, the process to make it happen changes by distribution center. The challenge is knowing where automation can be applied to ensure worker speed, efficiency and safety while products are stored or being fulfilled. Ellis Systems uses a combination of storage and retrieval systems to allow expediency, accuracy and shipping on-time…every time.
Racking Systems Store It Where & How You Need It
Large or small spaces, racking systems store and retrieve products quickly and easily using automation or manual systems. Based on space requirements, Steel King executes material handling racking systems to reduce cost and increase efficiencies with racking systems such as pallet racks, drive in racks, flow racks, pushback racks, cantilevel racks, portable racks, custom shipping racks and more.
Mobile Pallet Racks for Large & Heavy Products
Storing large and heavy products can be a challenge especially in space constraint distribution centers. Create the space you need with the modular, flexible racking system by SSI Schafer perfect for hot climate to deep freezing temperatures. The mobile racking system is equipped with a PLC with safety features that can be integrated into your current system.
AS / RS Automatic Storage & Retrieval System Mobilizes Inventory
No hands, no mistakes, even no lights. An automatic storage and retrieval system AS / RS by Dematic is a computer controlled system that automatically put away and retrieves goods on pallets, totes, cartons or any other containers. The fully automated system can continuously run 24 hours, 7 days a week without constant supervision. Minimize labor with a continuously running system that delivers accuracy and efficiency with every order.
Automated Guided Vehicles for a Fully Automated Distribution Center
Transporting large, heavy pallets or boxes from receiving to storage racks and back again to shipping is what an AGV accomplishes 24/7. A Dematic AGV solution can take the process on step further by automating the loading and unloading of trailers. Together, the fully automated system works to keep a smooth transition in order to replenish and fulfill orders accurately and on-time all the time.
Connectivity Through Conveyors
Conveyors complete the connectivity or flow of goods for the purpose of maximizing operational efficiency. Dematic conveyors offers a complete line of conveyors transporting goods vertically, horizontally and on inclines for both short and long distances. Integrated intelligence allows the conveyors to successfully merge, divert or accumulate product as it travels throughout the facility. Your facility will become leaner, more productive and flexible when good change and fulfilling a customer order fast and accurate is essential.
Vertical Storage Maximizes Space Efficiently
Space in a distribution center costs money. Being able to utilize the entire facility maximizes your cost per square foot. Vertical storage units by Hanel increases your storage capacity by 60%. Space is completely utilized and stores products in a highly organized way including large pallets to the smallest parts. Vertical storage units can be easily constructed the way you need to store your goods. Flexible shelving creates space that is tailored to the shape and size of each product, maximizing any open area. Integrate bar code devices and scanners to increase the productivity of the workers.
Mobile Pallet Racks for Moving Oversized Products
Pallet racking stores product in a stationary system. Mobile pallet racks contain rails for easy movement on the floor and into the racking system. It provides the flexibility and movement that drive in pallets can’t provide.
Racking for All Shapes & Sizes
Racking systems comes in many shapes and forms. Regardless of size, shape or weight of products to be stored, Tennsco standard and custom shelving stores goods safely and securely.
Safety Products Protects What’s Important
When pedestrian traffic is part of the distribution center, it’s important to be sure all workers, employees and visitors are safe and secure. Based on the area that needs securing, Ellis Systems offers various safety products such as safety netting and safety guards. We’ll analyze and recommend the best and most secure type safety netting or guards that the area needs. Safety netting comes in various forms such as plastic, steel or cloth, as well as size of the netting structure. Keep sections of risk safe and secure with safety products.
Palletizers are an automated way of stacking cases of product onto a pallet. Ellis Systems offers a complete range of palletizing systems including robotic, automatic, low level and custom palletizers. Palletizers can take into account the length, width, height and stability of the products and sequences them in the order they need to be removed and put away.
Shrink Wrapping Machine for Packaging
Distribution centers frequently break down orders coming in and repackage for the way out. Shrink wrapping machines are commonly used to package up orders sealing the components together for a secure fit before shipping. Based on your requirements, Ellis Systems will recommend the best shrink wrapping machine that’s both cost effective and fast.