Is Motion Waste Hurting Your Warehouse Productivity?

Warehouses are complex operations with a lot of functions and moving parts happening simultaneously. While there are ample opportunities to improve productivity, it's not always clear where your efforts will bear the most fruit.

Variable speed drives: the dark side

According to ABB, the power and automation company, the addition of a VSD can reduce energy consumption by as much as 60 per cent. This means that, if a 90-kW motor in continuous operation is combined with a VSD, financial savings can amass to over £9,000 per year.

The Earth's environment is in code-red status, but new digital solutions can meet the challenge.

Plant controller systems based on static models are not responsive enough to adapt to changes and prescribe actions to insure optimal outcomes. As a result, set points are adjusted every now and then by operators who hunt for good conditions.

Readers Choice 2020: Strategic Approaches for Implementing Automation in Industrial Manufacturing

The adoption of automated systems should be based on a clearheaded commercial and technical analysis to strike the right balance between speed, cost, quality and value.

Warehouse Efficiency Improves Operations

According to supply chain and logistics consulting firm MWPVL International, when the storage capacity of a warehouse distribution center surpasses the 85% utilization level, there is also a reduction in productivity.

How to Increase Run Rates, Reduce Waste and Maximize Profitability

When you are looking for greater efficiency, higher run rates or less waste in your production, dont forget to look at the little things.

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