SCHAEFER’s expertise in the industrial market has helped distribution centers all over the world achieve better space utilization and labor reductions with the use of automated storage and goods-to-person picking systems. Through these innovative solutions, Schaefer’s automated systems are able to significantly improve system reliability and exceed service levels required of systems in the order fulfillment process while maintaining an efficient labor force and delivering a positive return on investment.
Automation Expands Manufacturing Capabilities and Ensures Best Lead Times
Belimo Americas approached SSI SCHAEFER in 2013 to spearhead the transition from a manual to an automated warehouse. The automation solution provided by SSI SCHAEFER included a SCHAEFER Miniload system, a gravity flow area connected to the Miniload, Zone Bypass conveyors, Goods-to-Person (GTP) workstations for picking, packing & Made to Order (MTO), VNA racking, various plastic trays and totes, and a WAMAS® Warehouse Control System (WCS). To provide Belimo Americas with the greatest flexibility, the SSI SCHAEFER packaging and automation teams worked closely together to design the system to handle five different totes sizes.
"The project was delivered on time and we were able to transition into our new facility per schedule without interruption to our business and customer service."
John Coppola, Belimo's Vice President Finance and Administration for America Operations