Conveyor Move and Upgrade for International Security Product Supplier

Conveyor Move and Upgrade for International Security Product Supplier

Case Studies

Conveyor Move and Upgrade for International Security Product Supplier

The requirement

PJP were asked by a longstanding customer to change the layout of their conveyor system and upgrade various sections so it could fully support new processes.

A strategy that meant no downtime

The work was carried out over two weekends which meant no downtime or hassle for the customer during their working hours.

Following 50% completion over the first weekend we left the conveyor in a working state in its new position, with a temporary outfeed to ensure the customer’s picking, scanning and despatch processes could continue as normal. By the end of the following weekend the project was complete.

What we delivered

We had removed old and problematic transfers and replaced with modern F-RAT units by Itoh Denki. An equally outdated belt driven roller section was updated to 24v ZLP conveyors. Scanner outputs had been changed to sortation lanes which suited new carrier label processes.

The programmable logic controller (PLC) software was upgraded to a newer version which was future-proofed to support operations both now and in the forthcoming years. We also adapted the human-machine interface (HMI) to the new layout and added in useful new functionality.

Finally, testing and commissioning the whole system with the client ensured it performed exactly as required. Job done.

Is there room for improvement in your own conveyors?

This is just one example of how we work with clients to enhance their conveyor processes to modernise them. PJP Conveyors pride themselves on listening to customers to fully understand their requirements before coming up with solutions that suit their needs and budget.

Contact us for expert guidance on improving your conveyors.

Rapid Conveyor Solution to Help National Retailer Cope with Christmas

Rapid Conveyor Solution to Help National Retailer Cope with Christmas

Case Studies

Rapid Conveyor Solution to Help National Retailer Cope with Christmas

A Christmas disaster strikes

It wasn’t looking like it was going to be a great Christmas for this national retailer. Their existing conveyor was finally beyond economical repair due to its age and condition after having been used 7 days a week for 12 years. It was heavily relied on as it was the only method of staff getting bulky items safely between floors in the warehouse – including lots of potential Christmas presents.

Just as their sales were ramping up, their conveyor broke down. 

 

PJP to the rescue

The organisation rightly called on PJP Conveyors to assist. We understood how vital these conveyors were to operations, especially so close to a major trading period.

Our strategy to ensure continuous operations was to attempt a temporary repair to see them through the period until a new conveyor could be supplied. Much to the delight of the client, we were able to carry out the repair successfully to enable limited use of the existing conveyor.

A sustainable long term solution developed

Meanwhile, the rest of the PJP team pulled out all the stops to get a new conveyor designed, manufactured, delivered & installed in less than 6 weeks from original breakdown being reported!

We also managed to get all the associated electrical controls replaced and upgraded so that they met current safety standards.

Christmas miracles (available any time of the year)

This is the closest PJP and the client got to a Christmas miracle, because our quick thinking and speedy turnaround truly saved the client from a very sticky situation.

PJP can offer a huge range of conveyor solutions, please contact us for more information. 

Automated Solution for Cosmetics Supplier

Automated Solution for Cosmetics Supplier

Case Studies

Automated Solution for Cosmetics Supplier

The requirement

A leading cosmetics supplier required an automated solution to allow each of their parcels to be weighed & measured and the info printed on a carrier label. This would have the effect of automating the despatch process and required PJP to create what is usually referred to as a DWS (Dimensioning Weighing and Scanning) System.

The design

With the brief established, PJP designed and constructed an automated system to do the following:

  1. Boxes are driven to a weigh scale conveyor and a 2D barcode is scanned.
  2. The label data from the client database is matched to the correct order.
  3. Our DWS unit then automatically takes the weight and all dimensions of the parcel and outputs this data to our Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).
  4. Once the parcel arrives at the print and apply machine the barcode is scanned and a label is produced containing the shipping address, dimensions and weight.
  5. The label is then automatically applied to the parcel and the order is dispatched to the relevant carrier for delivery.

The system includes a reject lane to eject any parcels not expected at the DWS which allows the despatch line to run continuously.  

Just one of many warehouse solutions available

PJP Conveyors’ DWS solutions are available for a huge range of product sizes and systems are tailored to client requirements. We can interface with in-house systems such as ERP or 3rd party Warehouse Management Systems to create a fully automated despatch process.

Contact us to find out more.