viastore Case Study – Phoenix Contact-How AS/RS is the ‘backbone’ of an automated material handling logistics solution

IMG_1448-2viastore implemented an automated warehouse and picking solution for Phoenix Contact, a global manufacturer of industrial electrical and electronic technology products, at the company’s US operations headquarters, based in Middletown, Pennsylvania. The viastore solution includes robotic depalletizers, a conveyor sortation system, a seven aisle mini-load automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS), and ten (10) Goods to Person pick/pack stations, all driven by a warehouse management system (WMS) that also controls a conventional warehouse. The entire automated material handling system was supplied by viastore systems.

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ProMat ’15 – Grease isn’t the word, it’s Software

PrintAnother ProMat has come and gone. With ProMat 2015 now in the books, the theme that seemed to resonate throughout the show was software.

While many vendors don’t like it said, the differences between the mechanical product offerings each has aren’t all that much any more. Its the software that is the new separation point. [Read more…]

Installing a Material Handling System in your Cooler or Freezer? Here’s What You Need to Know

Operating conveyor in a freezer is not the same as everywhere else. It’s cold in there. REALLY cold. Just like your car prefers not to operate in sub-freezing temperatures, neither does other mechanical equipment. With temperatures under 0 degrees Fahrenheit, there’s a lot to take into consideration when installing your freezer solution.

If you’re considering automation for a cooler or freezer environment, you’ll need to take into account everything from air condensation to motor temperature ratings. To ensure optimal performance of your automated system, you’ll need to take all of these into account and be ready to implement solutions.

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