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Material Handling Systems Case Studies

TriFactor Distribution Solutions a material handling systems integrator has provided systems to many different industries.  Our experience and the "TriFactor Edge" solution process have helped these industry leading companies achieve their goals.  If you have a material handling problem and need some help call on TriFactor for the solution to reaching your goals.  The following represents a few of the 100's of successful projects completed by TriFactor.


Stewart Switch Sorter

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits: Increases Throughput and Dramatically Reduced Product Breakage

Product Handled: Cases of Wine and Spirits
Locations: Florida 
Technologies Provided: Carton Flow Rack, Pallet Rack, Shelving, Electrical Controls, Zero-Pressure Accumulation Conveyor, Merge and Sortation Equipment, Scanning and Software 
Services Povided: Concept and Final Design Engineering, Project Managment, Installation and Training 


Aerospace

Aerospace: Picking Capacity Established to Meet Current and Future Demand Requirements 

Product Handled: Electronics
Locations: Texas
Technologies Provided: Pick-to-Light Technology, Put-to-Light Technology, Horizontal Carousels
Carousel Control Software
Services Povided: Design Engineering, Horizontal Carousel Equipment, Carousel Control Software, Mechanical & Electrical Installation, Site Coordination, Project Management, Start-up Support, System Training


automotive parts distribution, APH

Automotive Parts Headquarters: Distribution Capacity to Meet Current and Future Demand Requirements

Product Handled: Automotive Parts
Locations: Minnesota
Technologies Provided: 2 Level Pick Module, 24vMDR, Zero Pressure, Non-Contact Accumulation Conveyor, 4 Spirals using 24vMDR, Zero Pressure, Non-Contact Accumulation Conveyor, 6 Tote Divert Sortation, Shelving, Pushback Rack, Skatewheel Pallet Flow Rack, Carton Flow Rack, Selective Pallet Rack
Services Povided: Needs Analysis, Design Engineering, Rack Demo, Mechanical, Electrical and Controls Installation, Operator and Maintenance Training


 

Beall's Department Stores: Consolidation of Distribution Centers Pays Off

Product Handled: General Merchandise and Soft Goods
Locations: Florida
Technologies Provided: Carton Flow Rack, Pallet Rack, Shelving, Electrical Controls, Zero-Pressure Accumulation Conveyor, Mezzanine, Merge and Sortation Equipment, Scanning and Software 
Services Povided: Concept and Final Design Engineering, Project Managment, Installation and Training


Brandsmart Stores Spiral Conveyor

Brandsmart Stores: Spiral Conveyor System Raises Throughput so Successfully That They Installed Them In Five Stores

Product Handled: Small Appliances and Electronics
Locations: Florida and Georgia
Technologies Provided: Motorized Driven Roller Accumulation Conveyor, Pallet Rack, Shelving, Electrical Controls, 24-VDC Motorized Drive Roller Spiral
Services Povided: Concept and Final Design Engineering, Project Management, Installation and Training 


Aerospace: Picking Capacity Established to Meet Current and Future Demand Requirements

Cargill: Higher Density Storage Capability and Better Work Flow

Product Handled: Animal Food
Locations: Florida
Technologies Provided: Push Back Racking
Services Povided: Design Engineering, Material Handling Equipment, Mechanical Installation

 


Central Pet Conveyor and Pick Module

Central Pet: Increases Productivity Throughput 400%, While Reducing Order Picking Work Force by 80%

Product Handled: Pet Supplies
Locations: Florida 
Technologies Provided: Conveyor, Scanning and Sortation Equipment, Order Picking Module, Pallet Rack, Shelving, Electrical Controls, Warehouse Control System
Services Povided: Concept and Final Design Engineering Project Management, Installation and Training


Cousin Corporation Pick to Light Order Picking System

Cousin Corporation: Pick to Light System Helps Them Comply With Wal-Mart Standards

Product Handled: Arts and Crafts Supplies
Locations: Florida 
Technologies Provided: Pick To Light Software and Hardware, Motorized Driven Roller Conveyor, Case Erector, Pallet Rack, Order Picking Module, Software and Controls
Services Povided: Needs Analysis, Process and Design Study, Project Management, Installation and Training 


D & H Distributing

D & H: Improved Order Picking Accuracy With The Use of Carton and Pallet Flow Rack

Product Handled: Electronic and Computer Components
Locations: Florida 
Technologies Provided: Pallet Rack, Shelving, Order Picking Module, Stretch Wrappers, Workstations
Services Povided: Process and Design Study, Project Management, Installation and Training

 


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Eckler's: Consolidated Distribution Center with Well-Organized Product Flow

Product Handled: Automotive Parts
Locations: Florida 
Technologies Provided: Pallet Racking, Wire Decking, Industrial Steel Shelving, 4VDC MDR Zero Pressure Accumulation Conveyor, Scanning & Sortation, Ergonomic Manifesting Stations, (2) In-Line Scales
Services Povided: Needs Analysis, Design Engineering, Material Handling Equipment, Mechanical & Electrical Installation, Software & Integration, Operator and Maintenance Training


Exactech Conveyor System

Exactech, Inc.: New DC System Saves Energy 45%, Pushes Order Picking Efficiency Up 200% and Receiving Capacity 400%

Product Handled: Surgical Supplies
Locations: Florida 
Technologies Provided: Motorized Driven Roller Conveyor, Accumulating Inclines and Decline Belt Conveyors, Merge and Sortation Equipment, Pallet Rack, Order Picking Module, Mezzanine, Software and Controls
Services Povided: Needs Analysis, Process and Design Study, Project Management, Installation and Training 


Mattress Giant Pallet Rack System

Mattress Giant: Innovative Pallet Racking Allows More Big Products to Move Easier in Small DC Space

Product Handled: Bedding
Locations: Florida 
Technologies Provided: Pallet Rack, Industrial Shelving and Steel Storage Cages
Services Povided: Engineering Facility Layout, Project Management, Installation


Conveyor and Pallet Rack

Natural Life Collections Experiences 30% Increase in Productivity Plus Space for Expansion

Product Handled: Giftware Products
Locations: Florida 
Technologies Provided: Pallet Rack, Industrial Shelving Carton Flow, Powered and Gravity Conveyor, Semi-Automatic Case Sealer
Services Povided: Facility Layout, Phased Implementation Plan, Project Management, Tear Down and Re-Install Existing Equipment, Installation

 


Pet Supermarket multi-Level Order Picking Module

Pet Supermarket: Vertical Order Picking System Maximizes Space, Improves Order Accuracy and Reduces Labor Costs

Product Handled: Pet Store Supplies
Locations: Florida
Products Provided: Conveyor, Pallet Rack, Multi-Level Order Picking Module, Controls
Technologies Provided: Needs Analysis, Process and Design Study, Project Management, Installation and Training


Premier Beverage: Increased Order Picking Accuracy to 99.9%

Product Handled: Cases of Wine and Spirits
Locations: Florida 
Technologies Provided: Conveyor, Pallet Rack, Multi-Level Order Picking Module, Controls, Sortation System, Merge Control, Scanning and Electrical Controls
Services Povided: Needs Analysis, Process and Design Study, Project Management, Installation and Training


Sheetz

Sheetz: Able to Fulfill Orders to Their Virginia and North Carolina Stores as Planned 

Product Handled: Convenient Store Products
Locations: North Carolina  
Technologies Provided: 24VDC Motorized Driven Roller Conveyor, Tote Sorter & Put Module, 3-Level Pick Module (Unit Picks), 2-Level Pick Module (Cigarette & Each Picks), Corrugated Waste Conveyor, Corrugated Waste Compaction System, High Speed (90 cpm) Cigarette Carton Sorter, In-Line Tote Banding & Wrapping, Stretch Wrappers, Pallet Racking, In Plant Offices
Services Povided: Needs Analysis Concept Design & Budgeting, Detailed Design Engineering & Guaranteed Maximum Pricing, Equipment Selection and Procurement, Mechanical & Electrical Installation, Controls & WCS Integration, Operator and Maintenance Training 


Tervis

Tervis: Able to Meet Manufacturing and Distribution Capacity Needed for Current and Future Demand Requirements 

Product Handled: Quality Drinkware Manufacturer
Locations:  Florida
Technologies Provided: 24VDC Motor Driven Roller Conveyor, 24VDC Motor Driven Roller Accumulating spirals, WCS - Cartonization and Packing Management; Parcel Shipping Management (Endicia, Fedex, & UPS), Sortation, Automatic weigh in motion, Automatic print and apply shipping labels, Eye in the Sky live video for support & service
Services Povided: Needs Analysis, Design Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical and Controls Installation, Operator and Maintenance Training
 


William Thies Pallet and Carton Flow Rack

Thies Distributing: More Products Get Out the Door With Fewer Workers

Product Handled: Beer Distributor
Locations: Florida 
Technologies Provided: Chain Driven Liver Roller Pallet Conveyor, Pallet Rack,Push Back Pallet Rack,  Carton and Pallet Flow Picking Module, Controls, Rotary Arm Stretch Wrapper, Load Weight Verification System
Services Povided: Needs Analysis, Process and Design Study, Slotting Analysis, Project Management, Installation and Training


Volvo DC

Volvo: Old and New Systems Seamlessly Integrated to Power Warehouse Efficiency

Product Handled: Auto Parts
Locations: Florida 
Technologies Provided: Pallet Rack, High-Bay Industrial Shelving with captve aisle guidance 
Services Povided: Needs Analysis, Facility Layout and Planning, Project Management, Installation and Training

 


West Pharmaceutical

West Pharmaceutical: Automated System Replaces Manual Operation, Maximizes Use of Space, Increases Productivity and Reduces Operating Costs

Product Handled: Totes
Locations: Florida 
Technologies Provided: Conveyors, Scanning Equipment and Electrical Controls and Software, Mezzanine, Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor 
Services Povided: Needs Analysis, Process Study, Facility Layout and Planning, Project Management, Installation and Training