Enhanced sortation control capability optimizes material flow and improves operational visibility
(Cincinnati: June 21, 2011) Intelligrated® (www.intelligrated.com), a leading North American-owned automated material handling solutions provider, announces new sorter control functionality for the company’s InControlWare® Warehouse Control System (WCS). Providing an alternative to standalone sortation software, the InControlWare WCS now fully integrates control for IntelliSort® tilt-tray and cross-belt sorters to ensure optimized material flow, efficient order fulfillment, streamlined communication and complete facility control and visibility.
InControlWare WCS extends the traditional capability of tilt-tray and cross-belt sortation software to coordinate inbound and outbound material flow as well as induction, chute and packout operations. Through enhanced coordination of material flow processes, order fulfillment activities, workload balancing and routing directives provided by the InControlWare WCS, tilt-tray and cross-belt sortation systems can achieve greater system utilization and productivity.
“As the heart of many high-throughput operations, it is critical that tilt-tray and cross-belt sorters act as fully integrated components within a facility, not as ‘islands of automation,’” said Jerry Koch, director, corporate marketing and product management, Intelligrated. “Unlike traditional standalone software for tilt-tray and cross-belt sorters, Intelligrated now offers its customers unprecedented control of their sortation technology to maximize the utility, responsiveness and, ultimately, the return on their investment.”
Through the InControlWare WCS, operations can also take advantage of the available Order Manager™ and Route Manager™ software packages. These packages allow simultaneous coordination of people, processes and product flow for increased productivity, order accuracy and on-time shipments. Access to InControlWare maintenance tools, including parts information, user manuals, testing of components and chutes, mechanical checks and I/O debugging, are also available.
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Intelligrated® (www.intelligrated.com) is a leading North American-owned, single-point provider of automated material handling solutions with operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Intelligrated designs, manufactures and installs complete material handling automation solutions, including conveyor systems, IntelliSort® sortation systems, Alvey® palletizers and robotics, Real Time Solutions® order fulfillment systems, warehouse control software and advanced machine controls—all supported by 24x7 Customer Service and Support.
Serving the warehousing, distribution, consumer product manufacturing, postal and parcel markets, Intelligrated collaborates closely with its clients to develop productivity solutions and support their needs throughout the life of their material handling systems.