Jonesboro, AR -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/14/2017 -- Southern Wine & Spirits of America partnered with Hytrol and integration partner, Bastian Solutions, on designing and implementing a new material handling automation system in its Oregon facility. With the system in place, Southern Wine & Spirits has increased sortation by 38 percent and reached accuracy levels above 99.5 percent.
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By working closely with the customer, Hytrol and Bastian Solutions produced an automated, modular material handling system capable of accommodating Southern Wine & Spirits' current business demands, while also allowing for future expansion. Thanks to the new system, additional throughput capabilities and an increase in accurate order fulfillment has taken place. With this increase in productivity came a renewal in employee morale within the new facility. Therefore, Southern Wine & Spirits was also able to implement a four-day delivery schedule.
The multi-level system incorporates many unique Hytrol components. A prime example is the use of Hytrol's ProSort SC to sort products to one of four lanes, according to its destination. By using a horizontal belt sorter, this creates a reliable, efficient method of product tracking to each divert station. The system also provides energy-efficient accumulation through the use Hytrol's E24™ and EZLogic®. Southern Wine & Spirits has the flexibility to evolve with the industry, while reducing their total cost of ownership over time, thanks to these advanced Hytrol technologies.
"Within three months, we were meeting our goals of 1,200 cartons sorted per hour, and then within six months, we were hitting upwards toward 1,600 cartons per hour," noted Josh Heinrich Night Shift Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of Oregon.
Hytrol (http://www.hytrol.com) designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution needs. Established in 1947, Hytrol has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to understanding the unique material handling needs of businesses.
From traditional roller and gravity conveyors to the most advanced conveying system technologies such as 24-volt conveying solutions and logic-driven zero-pressure accumulation, we seek to create the most value possible for our customers.
We believe that these solutions are only as good as the people behind them. Hytrol works with a network of integration partners to implement solutions for customers across the globe. Our emphasis on the "Hytrol Family" mindset continues to make Hytrol a great place to work as well as a mainstay of the company's respected position within the material handling industry.
With 2017 marking the company's 70th year in business, we look forward to accomplishing many more milestones in this monumental year of our company's history. Hytrol is a proud member of MHI, CEMA (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association), RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association) and IABSC (International Association of Baggage System). Follow Hytrol on Twitter @Hytrol.