Hytrol Integration Partner Bastian Solutions Shares Best-Practices with Southern Wine and Spirits

Southern Wine & Spirits of America partnered with Hytrol Integration partner, Bastian Solutions on the design and implementation of a new material handling automation system. With the improvements in place, SWS has increased sortation by 38% and reached accuracy levels above 99.5%.

The facility has four pick areas, three on the ground floor, and one on the mezzanine. Orders are picked on side-by-side conveyor lines for two trucks at a time. Cases from the ground level move on incline conveyors to the mezzanine. Powered units at this level move the product to the two checker stations, where operators review the orders and release them to the shipping area. Hytrol’s EZ Logic technology is incorporated throughout the facility. EZ Logic conveyors automatically sense product presence and control release and accumulation of orders from zone to zone. The distribution center has the throughput capacity to handle 2,500 cases per hour.

“Within three months, we were meeting our goals of 1,200 cartons sorted per hour, and then within six months, we were hitting upwards toward 1,600 cartons per hour,” noted Josh Heinrich Night Shift Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of Oregon.

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About Hytrol:

Hytrol (www.hytrol.com) designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution needs. For almost 70 years, Hytrol has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to understanding the unique material handling needs of businesses. Hytrol is focused on creating innovative, customized conveyor solutions that help companies achieve their goals.

Hytrol’s Technology Center is the birthplace for many industry-changing innovations, such as EZLogic® zero-pressure accumulation and E24™, an energy efficient, 24-volt solution and an extensive line of advanced sortation offerings, ProSort 400 Elite series high speed shoe sorter, as well as the ProSort MRT series narrow belt sorter.

Hytrol is experiencing consistent growth; 2016 will be the company’s best year ever and significant plant expansion continues. Hytrol is strengthened by its Integration Partner Network with 100+ locations worldwide. Hytrol is a proud member of RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association) MHI, CEMA (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association), along with IABSC (International Association of Baggage System).

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