Optimized operations for global furniture manufacturer

The project

One of the world’s leading suppliers of furniture hardware and architectural components was looking to advance their operations and optimize their square footage. They wanted to upgrade their outdated carton fulfillment conveyor system with carton accumulation technology and avoid/postpone a building expansion.

The integration by PeakLogix enables more control, increases flexibility, and better carton flow. The new layout decreases forklift traffic through the plant, bettering space gains and floor optimization.

The solution

Hytrol ABEZ conveyor with EZLogic® accumulation technology provides greater flexibility for future changes, eliminating the need for PLC control and logic, and allowing for programming changes or troubleshooting to be performed through a laptop or PC.

Enhancing the conveyor layout for the new SAP integration allows manifesting stations for all operators rather than one (1) single station. The integration provides simple local controls and eliminates the need for PLC and stationary controls cabinet.

The results

Reduced the need for maintenance and increased throughput

With this implementation, the client was able to reduce the need for maintenance and lower power costs by enabling sleep mode when not in use, while the new floor design increases workspace safety to allow efficient throughput of 2,000 cases per 8-hour shift.