Flow And Sort Tool
A three-part automation unloading/packing sortation system.
The Flow And Sort Tool is a three-part automation sortation system aimed at lowering labor costs and improving unloading times for floor- stacked shipping containers and trailers. Working closely with automation partners, our in-house engineers developed this system that allows for floor-stacked goods to be palletized on single SKU pallets using a fully automated system once unloaded.
Utilizing this three-part automated solution, our customers have seen upwards of a 30% savings in labor costs and are able to realize ROI quickly by utilizing RaaS and SaaS monthly payment solutions for the equipment and software.
Labor continues to be a pain point for operators in many facilities, specifically 3PLs. Our three-part automation solution aims to both remedy the need for labor and cost of labor associated with unloading floor loaded goods and palletizing them.
The first element of our three-part automation solution can be pulled between different doors and allows for a laborer to unload floor stacked materials straight onto the flexible, powered conveyor.
The second element of our three-part automation solution is flexible and fixed, powered conveyor that connects the DeStuff It machine to the robotic arm. Along the way, all boxes go through a barcode scanner to let the robotic arm know what pallet to place the item on.
The final element of the three-part automation solution involves an automated robotic arm that sorts items once they have passed the scanner on the powered conveyor. It can separate up to four SKUs at a time to individual pallets.
It’s no secret that labor challenges are affecting many companies. With the latest advancements in technology, labor issues don’t have to slow down your operation. In fact, the right combination of systems can set you up to run more efficiently, while also being less reliant on manual labor.
With Storage Solutions as a partner, we will help you determine the best fit for you operation. Whether you are looking to make the picking process more accurate or increase overall productivity, we have the knowledge and experience to help you get it done.