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Vanderlande Industries launches new automated Case Picker


Vanderlande Industries has successfully completed development and implementation of its Automated Case Picker, which forms the heart of the company’s new Automated Case Picking system.

This system lowers the costs per case handled by 40% compared with a traditional picking operation. The Automated Case Picking system is especially aimed at retailers, who require high throughput to handle a large product range with a variety of cases. The Automated Case Picker is available for demonstration in Vanderlande’s Innovation Centre.

In the Automated Case Picking system, cases are stored on large trays, instead of individually, which significantly reduces the number of crane movements and therefore the number of AS/RS systems required to handle the workload. Hence, the Automated Case Picking system requires a significantly lower initial investment. Compared with traditional manual picking, costs per case handled can be reduced by 40% and investments can have a payback time of less than 4 years. The new Automated Case Picking system also secures stock availability in the pick face and ensures short order processing time, improving service level to retail stores. This new system is especially beneficial for retailers, who require high throughput systems which can handle a large product range. Automated Case Picking systems can be easily upscaled, starting from 30,000 cases per day.

In the Automated Case Picking system, pallets coming from bulk storage are automatically de-palletised. The cases are inspected and loaded onto large trays, each holding multiple cases. They are automatically stored in a racking structure. The Automated Case Picker retrieves the individual cases from the trays in the sequence required to fulfil orders. The Case Picker can handle a wide variety of cases, such as trays, displays and PET bottles. The picked cases are conveyed to a robotic palletising system, which loads the products automatically as mixed loads on either pallets or roll cages. The loading takes family grouping and weight requirements into account to ensure store friendly delivery.

The Automated Case Picker is available for demonstration in Vanderlande’s Innovation Centre.

For more information and to apply for a demonstration, please contact:

Vanderlande Industries
Bas Dumoulin
Product Manager Automated Case Picking
Tel : +31-413-495485

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