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Hytrol Conveyor and Bastian Solutions Drive Process Improvement at Monoprice


Jonesboro, AR -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/06/2015 -- Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., manufacturers of advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions and Integration Partner, Bastian Solutions worked together to achieve Monoprice volume improvements. To keep up with strong consumer demand, Monoprice needed an automated material handling system to help increase daily throughput from roughly 300 orders per hour up to 1,000 orders per hour. Monoprice was able to increase a throughput of 4,000 orders to nearly 14,000 orders per day.

Hytrol works closely with Bastian Solutions as an integration partner and both organizations consider labor reduction when devising best-practice material handling solutions. Mitch Johnson, Hytrol's Director of Systems Development noted, "Working with an integration partner like Bastian Solutions we can identify current labor categories and can design specific equipment to automate labor that was heretofore manual. Sometimes the best solution may actually include more equipment when considering labor as the equipment is a one-time cost."

Hytrol E24™ conveyor was part of the system, which was comprised of three floor-level pick modules with inline timing belt diverts. The diverts send cartons or totes to picking zones where operators pick via voice picking headsets. Bastian Solutions implemented its Exacta Warehouse Control System (WCS) to interface with Monoprice's warehouse management system (WMS), providing intelligent automated order routing of cartons for picking throughout the system.

Monoprice, Inc. specializes in high-quality cables, components, and accessories for computer and consumer electronics. Currently, the vast majority of products sold are Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive compliant, reducing their environmental impact. Monoprice has been regularly named an Inc. 500 company.

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About Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc.
Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc. (http://www.hytrol.com) designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution needs. For over 65 years, Hytrol has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to understanding the unique material handling needs of businesses. Hytrol is focused on creating innovative, customized conveyor solutions that help companies achieve their goals.

Hytrol's consistent growth is strengthened by its Integration Partner Network, with over 100 locations worldwide. Hytrol's Technology Center is the birthplace for many industry-changing solutions, such as EZLogic® accumulation conveyors and the E24™, an energy efficient, motor driven roller conveyor series. These technologies are complemented by Hytrol's sortation offerings, the ProSort 400 Elite series high speed shoe sorter, as well as the ProSort MRT series narrow belt sorter.

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