Automated Case Flow for Mixed Pallet Building

Mixed pallet building throughput of 2,500—4,000 cases/hour

Capable of handling over 500 unique SKU’s, the Bastian mixed pallet building system automatically builds small and large format beverage orders using proven material handling beverage technologies. Based on a modular design, the system throughput is rated at 2,500-4,000 cases per hour.

The Bastian automated beverage case flow system helps you reduce labor costs while increasing the speed of building mixed case pallets in your distribution operations

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How Automated Case Flow for Mixed Pallet Building works

A fork truck with a layer picking tool inducts products onto a descrambler conveyor. Cases are then sorted and conveyed into either an Automated Storage & Retrieval System (AS/RS) or automated case flow system.

Order fulfillment begins with another fork truck layer picker building a starter pallet. Simultaneously, products are released from the AS/RS and automated case flow system and merged in layer sequence. A conventional palletizer adds complete layers to the starter pallet, and finally mixed layers are added at manual palletizing stations. Loads are automatically stretch wrapped for shipping.


Benefits of Automated Case Flow for Mixed Pallet Building

  • Reduces warehouse labor and injuries
  • Improves order fulfillment speed and accuracy
  • Route delivery savings (Pick to order delivery)
  • Reduces product damage and shrinkage
  • Paperless picking and ASN capability
  • Increases warehouse space utilization

Features of Automated Case Flow for Mixed Pallet Building

Standard hardware: The Bastian automated case flow system can be implemented using a wide variety of standard material handling industry components. As an independent integrator, Bastian provides best of breed equipment tailored for each project.

Flexible: adaptable to meet the needs of the beverage industries changing distribution requirements

System designed to build all methods of delivery

Software package designed specifically for the beverage industry accommodates changing sales patterns

Automatic pallet building software

Product and customer specific rule handling

Human Machine Interface (HMI) software provides visibility and easy operation

Administrative and operating functionality

Able to handle all SKU’s and packages

Modular design allows for easy expansion of SKU’s and volume growth

Flow lanes are designed to handle mid to fast moving product

Automatic dispensing and replenishment

Reliable, yet cost effective powered design


Industries for Automated Case Flow for Mixed Pallet Building

The Bastian Solutions automated case flow system was designed specifically for the beverage industry by integrating several industry-standard material handling technologies with our own conveyor control, order management, and mixed pallet building software. These technologies can be applied to a wide range of other industries to accomplish the same automated mixed pallet building capabilities.

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