Fashion retailer New Look is to install a high-speed material handling system at its new distribution centre in Lymedale, Newcastle-under-Lyme.
It has chosen Crisplant to supply the system and the project is scheduled for completion in 2012, It will provide a capacity of 13,800 available cross belts per induction per hour.
New Look project director Dino Tims said: “We have awarded this contract to Crisplant because their proposed system will allow us to meet our commercial goals of continued expansion and a reduction in energy costs.”
The system will be based on Crisplant’s LS-4000CB sorter which reduces energy consumption by up to 80 per cent compared to sorters which use conventional motor technology.
It will be equipped with two cross belts per carrier, and will have three different operating speeds to increase throughput at peak times while minimising wear and tear, noise level, and power consumption when demand is less.
The initial sorting system will allow 240 orders to be handled simultaneously. The design allows for further expansion with the possibility to extend the sorter to two layers with additional induction areas and discharges.
The sorter will be controlled and supervised by Crisplant Sorter Control and Crisplant Machine Control software, and will also include its Manual Encoding Stations.