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State-of-the-art distribution center is a tribute to engineering and new technologies in warehousing

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Retrotech Inc. was commissioned by a Fortune 50 consumer goods manufacturer to develop one of the world’s largest automated distribution centers using state-of-the-art technology. Retrotech employed a unique super high-density dynamic storage technology ...

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Complete, Clean Solution for Food Processing

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A manufacturer of processed cheese products was struggling with productivity on a production line that feeds 640 pound blocks of bulk Mozzarella and Cheddar cheese into a shredding machine. Ingersoll Rand developed a system that included an all-aluminum ...

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Flexible Pick to Light System Supports Growth of Major Supplier of Fragrances and Beauty Products

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In 2001, a major supplier of fragrances and beauty products was acquired. Not only did the merger bring together several disparate distribution systems, but the company was expecting serious growth within the next few years. Three distribution centers ...

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Book & Multimedia Retailer Uses Vertical Carousels to Consolidate Store Orders

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A global book and multimedia retailer was looking for a way to increase efficiencies and make better use of floor space in its distribution centers. A new store order consolidation system was developed, which includes two dozen vertical carousels. The ...

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C-17 Productivity Takes Off With Work-in-Process System

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When the worlds leading aircraft manufacturer won a contract to build the USAFs newest transport aircraft, they needed to lower production costs, meet fast approaching deadlines and attain a 15% internal rate of return on investment within 5 years. To ...

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Konecranes Biomass Crane Helps Whistler Resort Manage Waste, Reduce Carbon Footprint

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When a municipal waste composting facility outside Vancouver shut down because of odor problems, a new facility was sited in the Resort Municipality of Whistler. The process transforms a mixture of sewage solids, food waste and waste wood into high-quality ...

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Streamlined Work-in-Process System, Powerful Software Maximize Uptime

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Struggling with excessive maintenance problems and unacceptable upkeep costs related to its outmoded AS/RS, a major producer of telecommunications products needed a more advance system that required less floor space, but could deliver more product to ...

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Konecranes Supplies Four Automated Cranes to First Poultry Litter Fueled Power Plant in United States

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A year-round stream of poultry litter generated by Benson, Minnesota turkey raising operations totaling 700,000 tons each year combined with the tradition of spreading litter on agricultural fields as fertilized had begun to impact water quality in central ...

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Manufacturer Realizes Same-Day Turnaround on Orders

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In order to improve customer response time for this manufacturer of various access hardware solutions (locks, fasteners, latches and hinges), an integrated material handling system was designed for the order fulfillment center. Learn how the final system ...

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Konecranes PD Cranes and Turnkey Steel Runway Selected by Innovative Precast Concrete Manufacturer

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One of the largest precast concrete companies in the U.S., Tindall Corporation purchased an existing plant in San Antonio, TX. The company wanted maximum lifting flexibility to accommodate future products. Because the states were high and time short, ...

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Increased Efficiency is Just What the Doctor Ordered

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A distributor of medical and health-related supplies utilized pallet rack and a stationary shelving system for storage; they needed a new system to increase productivity and decrease labor costs. An order processing system was designed and integrated, ...

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