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Automated Bulk Case Dispensing with Conveyor

October 30, 2019
Our client needed a better solution for building mixed-SKU orders. Here's how we designed a simple solution that increased speed and accuracy.

Inside the Success of an Electronics eCommerce Distribution Center

September 13, 2019
With the right people, processes, and technology in their new advanced distribution center, NewEgg can accurately fill orders faster with a lower cost of shipping and provide overall better customer service.
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3 Advanced Features of the ZiPline Shoe Sorter

April 02, 2019
From day one, the main design criteria for our ZiPline shoe sorter was maximum uptime with industry-leading crash avoidance. That’s why we developed the best slat, shoe, and end offload in the industry.

Decoding Your ZiPline Conveyor Model Name

March 21, 2018
With ZiPline Conveyor, we want anyone to look at the model name and instantly know what type of conveyor it is. To do this, our naming convention identifies three key features of any conveyor system--belt surface, conveyor function, and power type. Read: Decoding Your ZiPline Conveyor Model Name

Bastian Solutions Unveils Its ZiPline Conveyor Shoe Sorter

March 28, 2017
Bastian Solutions is proud to introduce a shoe sorter as the newest addition to its ZiPline Conveyor product line. Over the years, our team has integrated and installed many shoe sorter designs. Using that experience, we are proud to manufacture our own shoe sorter, featuring some unique design improvements. Read: ZiPline Conveyor Shoe Sorter Unveiled

Paper Handling Success Story: Using Standard Conveyor in a New Way

January 18, 2017
When we come across items that are difficult to handle, this often leads us to designing and manufacturing custom equipment to get the job done. However, for a recent customer, we were able to modify one of our standard conveyor models, the T-Rex transfer, to solve the issue. Read: Paper Handling Success Story

Your First ZiPline Conveyor and the Basics of Owning It

November 08, 2016
You are now the proud owner of a ZiPline conveyor, and maybe you are starting to wonder what exactly the next step is. Possibly this is the first conveyor you have ever purchased to which I will be the first to say congratulations on taking the efficiency of your operations seriously and making a bold step to transition to an automated facility. This is likely a little scary, a little exciting, and a little costly compared to previous modes of operation, but don’t worry, you’re in good hands. Read: Your First ZiPline Conveyor and the Basics of Owning It

Difficult to Convey: Documents and Stacks of Paper

April 26, 2016
The material handling industry is wrought with products that are simply a bear to move. For some products there are plenty of “okay” options, but an optimal one is seemingly nonexistent. So do you just call it quits, close the doors, and never sell another of your difficult to convey products? Of course not. Read: Difficult to Convey: Handling Documents and Stacks of Paper

How Supply Chain Software Keeps iHerb's New DC Running Smoothly

January 28, 2014
With a distribution center full of automation plus 35,000 SKUs to manage, iHerb’s Hebron facility relies on Exacta 6.0, a warehouse control system (WCS) and suite of supply chain software to ensure the entire system runs seamlessly and orders get to customers in the most efficient manner possible.

Lessons Learned from Conveyor Design: A Modular Conveyor Development Success

November 05, 2010
When Bastian partnered with Blue Arc Engineering to design ZiPline conveyor, a zero accumulation conveyor, we knew that there would be hundreds of different products that would have to be conveyed. Thus, we manufactured a conveyor that could handle very small products as well as large and heavy boxes on inclines, declines and horizontal conveying applications. We learned a lot from turning modular product development into “Modular Conveyor Development."
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