Conveyors & Sortation

Comprehensive information on conveyance and sortation in Materials Handling covering belt conveyors, gravity conveyors, and popup wheel sortation.


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Conveyors & sortation: Carrying the e-commerce burden
In a case-quantity world, conveyor was king. E-commerce, poly bags and the need for incredible flexibility posed a brief challenge, but convey and...
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Selecting the Right Accumulation Conveyor
Selecting the right accumulation conveyor requires assessing each technology's strengths against expected product mix and throughput rate.

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By Bob Trebilcock · November 12, 2018
Just months before the start of the 2016 holiday season, one of Gap Inc.’s distribution centers was destroyed by fire. Here’s the story of how resilience and innovation saved the day.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 12, 2018
Gap Inc.’s Gallatin facility was designed to rapidly fill e-commerce orders while minimizing handling.
By MMH Staff · October 12, 2018
By transforming fulfillment operations, the supplier improved its order accuracy.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 9, 2018
Luxottica’s Georgia logistics hub optimizes the fulfillment of eyewear, including prescription glasses,apparel and accessories in a three-level warehouse.
By MMH Staff · September 11, 2018
Modern's Maintanace Repair and Operations (MRO) team spoke with Customer Support Engineer, David Ruiz of Beumer Corp.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 10, 2018
Chile’s largest B2B distributor of office supplies added a three-level pick module and a high-speed shipping sorter to its distribution center. The result was a 30% increase in productivity.
By MMH Staff · August 22, 2018
Orders of unit handling equipment up 159.7% since May.
By MMH Staff · August 20, 2018
Comprised of double-faced corrugated plastic, this box offers superior durability from daily wear, along with moisture and chemical resistance to protect the most valuable contents.
By MMH Staff · August 1, 2018
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its May 2018 booked orders increased 22.6% when compared to May 2017 orders.
By MMH Staff · July 24, 2018
ISO 9001:2015 is the latest quality management standard that helps businesses and organizations be more efficient and improve customer satisfaction.
By MMH Staff · July 13, 2018
The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA), a product group within MHI, is promoting the fourth in a series of educational videos about preventing accidents resulting from objects falling from overhead conveyor systems.
By MMH Staff · July 13, 2018
The Conveyors and Sortation Systems (CSS) Industry Group of MHI has produced a new video titled “The Importance of Conveyor and Sortation Systems for Controlled Growth.”
<p>In the packing area, an associate removes items from the pouch sorter and packs them for shipping.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · July 10, 2018
Arvato’s distribution center streamlines returns handling and timely order fulfillment
By Josh Bond · July 9, 2018
Innovation in the design, functionality and maintenance of conveyors and sortation systems is changing the fundamentals of distribution to meet unprecedented demands.
By Josh Bond · July 9, 2018
Zone conveyor replaces manual pick, pack and ship tasks while managing complex material flows.

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Resilience and innovation at Gap Inc.
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