In 2008 Elten has developed, manufactured and installed at the end customer John Lewis in England, a comprehensive double handling line for totes and dollies.
This is an "end of line” installation which orientates crates filled with products in an order picking system, builds stacks on dollies and sorts the dollies for dispatch.
At this moment we have the order to expand this line with another 50%. Totes will be delivered from October 2010 in three flows (instead of two) with high capacity (three times in 1200 totes per hour) from level +4 meters. Prior to stack these nestable totes must be rotated to make them stackable. In a specially developed stacker / loader, two stacks simultaneously are formed and automatically loaded on a dolly on floor level. The dolly load will be secured with straps and is then sorted out into one of the fourteen dispatch lanes.
In August, our technicians will install this system on-site in England.