Aeroquip

High Speed Sortation Case Study

Business Objectives

  • Thirteen of Aeroquip’s distribution centers were consolidated down to two.
  • To accommodate increased order volume, a new highly automated facility was built in Van Wert, Ohio.
  • New facility serves as a “real time” buffer on the back-end of their manufacturing process.
  • This buffer must be used for finished goods order picking and general assembly of new SKU’s.
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Aeroquip Slashes Order Fulfillment Cycle Time by 40%

Aeroquip Corporation, a major manufacturer of hose and fittings, recently consolidated thirteen U.S. distribution centers down to only two. To accommodate the increased order volume, a new highly automated facility was built in Van Wert, Ohio.

Aeroquip System Illustration
 

Key Technologies

  • 8 Double-stacked horizontal carousels (White)
  • 4 dual shuttle automatic inserters/extractors
  • 10 ergonomically designed Count-Weigh workstations from Simbiote
  • Hytrol 32 lane high speed sortation conveyor
  • Windows-based GUI screens for carousel and conveyor sortation statistics and diagnostics
  • RoboCom’s Warehouse Management System
 

See the results

Bastian’s solution helped Aeroquip better serve their 2500 OEM’s and 850 distributors by slashing order fulfillment cycle time by 40%.


Carousel pods achieved maximum throughput: 500 totes are retrieved and delivered per hour.

 

Photos of our solution

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