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Twin Spirals Installed at DB Schenker in Tamworth

Conveyor Systems Limited was recently commissioned by leading global logistics provider D B Schenker to design and install an automated order picking and replenishment system. The system was installed at D B Schenker’s Tamworth based warehouse to increase order picking efficiency.

Conveyor Systems Limited was recently commissioned by leading global logistics provider D B Schenker to design and install an automated order picking and replenishment system.  The system was installed at D B Schenker’s Tamworth based warehouse to increase order picking efficiency.

 Established 25 years ago,Conveyor Systems Limited (CSL) is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of turnkey e-commerce fulfilment, warehouse automation, sortation, factory/production line and mezzanine/storage solutions.  This space efficient and labour-saving solution CSL effectively eliminated the need for order pickers to carry totes from one warehouse floor to another, minimising the risk of accidents and injuries.

 The system carries 15 pick totes per minute on two identical reversible Interroll 24v Zwero Pressure Accumulaitng powered roller conveyors and two 6.5metre high reversible spiral elevators transport the merchandise filled totes from the conveyors on the ground floor to the first floor of the warehouse.

  

 The team at D B Schenker pursued its usual rigorous procurement process and CSL was chosen to supply the automated warehouse order picking system based on the company’s strict selection criteria. The tender Conveyor Systems supplied was supported by insightful case studies of similar successful installations which demonstrated CSL’s relevant experience.

 A reliable and cost-effective solution

According to Conveyor System’s sales director, Jim Farquhar, CSL was the preferred supplier for the project, primarily because of its experience in the supply and installation of related material handling systems. Other important factors that played a significant role in  DB Schenker’s choice of supplier were the close attention CSL’s designer paid to DB Schenker’s brief in the tendering process, the superior quality of CSL’s technology and its competitive pricing.

 Increased productivity and cost savings

Commenting on CSL’s system, Nick Morris, operations excellence manager at D B Schenker said: “It has increased productivity by 5% for a team of 8 pickers, and a total of 832 working hours have been saved so far as a result.”