Leading Multinational E-Commerce Business Invests in Robust Conveyor Solution

Leading Multinational E-Commerce Business Invests in Robust Conveyor Solution

LAC provides a leading worldwide online retailer with a modular, scalable & robust conveyor solution to satisfy increased parcel handling throughput requirements.

The world-renowned company have invested in a new conveyor solution from LAC. The business boasts a network of over 800 delivery service partners with more than 75,000 drivers. Likewise, parcel deliveries operate 7-days a week, 365 days a year, providing their premium customers with next day delivery.

The Brief

The customer’s existing parcel sortation system offered limited inducts to infeed into their system. Therefore, they were unable to meet their increasing parcel handling throughput requirements of 15,000 parcels per hour. As a result, the customer contacted LAC to design a solution that would deliver the required throughput, having an existing conveyor system not built for increased demand. In addition to this, the parcel handling system had to be future proof to cope with future increasing throughput requirements.

Conveyor SortationThe Challenge

LAC’s design team had to consider how to accommodate the increased throughput of 1 parcel every 2 seconds within the space allocated. Therefore LAC designed the parcel handling system to accommodate for varying parcel sizes and shapes, anywhere from 100mm x 100m x 3mm to 1500mm x 750mm x 750mm. In addition, the LAC team had to remove the existing system and install the new conveyor solution within a tight time frame, meaning the layout of the conveyor system would have to be robust and quick to install.

The Solution

The company’s parcel handling solution is a clever configuration standard of LAC, utilising the space available. Using belt driven takeaway conveyors to divert parcels. A combination of transverse conveyor, herringbone section, “O” ring drive curves, tapered roller bends, incline conveyors and motorised transfer rollers are used for the reliable distribution of varying parcels.

LAC used centralising conveyor sections, in areas where manual interaction was required. On exit, parcels are transferred to a 50m “fingers” roller conveyor section, where the operator would pick to light in preparation for dispatch.

LAC designed bespoke safety shrouds for exposed elements where operators could access, minimising the risk of damage to goods. The LAC team supplied a total of 700 metres of conveyors and could carry 50kg to 100kg load capacity.

Conveyor belt systemThe Testimonial

“The installation of the new mechanical conveyors has been a game changer both in terms of increasing our operational efficiency and capacity, but also in our customer promise in speeding up our orders process.  LAC provided a first-class service during the installation whilst exceeding all site health and safety standards.” – Senior Delivery Station Manager at the company.

The Benefits

  • Offering increased throughput of 15,000 parcels per hour
  • Modular design offers easy scalability
  • Designed to handle varying loads from 50kg to 100kg
  • Robust and reliable system
  • Designed to accommodate for varying parcel shapes and sizes
  • Quick to install

Conveyor System installation with LAC

LAC Conveyors & Automation can offer your business a wide range of conveyor and other logistical solutions. Likewise, the LAC team can design and install a range of sortation, parcel handling and pallet handling systems. Meanwhile, meeting your bespoke job needs, whilst overcoming any challenges or time constraints that the LAC team could face.

Specifically, our conveyor belts can revolutionise the efficiency of your warehouse, distribution centre or logistics hub. That is to say, LAC can exceed throughput and weight restricting challenges with excellent solutions.

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