Axiom GB has produced a new high-speed SR sorter which can accommodate a wide range of different size loads up to a maximum weight of 60kg. The sorter's modular construction ensures unparalleled versatility to provide high capacity double-sided sorting so
the collector station at the head of the 'A' frame. The 'A' frames have 3,950 ejectors in total which can each fire stock onto the conveyor belt at the rate of five singles per second.
European Conveyor Systems (ECS) has installed a high-efficiency automated conveyor at the Merseyside factory of Johnson Controls, which makes interior components for Jaguar cars.
Unsafe working practices account for about 40% of accidents in warehouses and distribution centres, delegates attending the Fork Lift Truck Association's (FLTA) inaugural Safety Conference, held recently at Warwickshire's Heritage Motor Centre, heard.
No matter who you talk to, everyone is agreed that the UK lags way behind its European counterparts when it comes to the use of automated warehousing. There do not even appear to be any available statistics on the matter, with the Automated Materials Hand