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10 reasons to use warehouse automation

Date Posted: 8/13/2015

Warehouse automation has a plethora of benefits which allow companies to improve their bottom line and bring them into the black.  When updating your current facility or looking to build new, take the following automation benefits into consideration:

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Skatewheel Conveyor – Material handling for lightweight packages with firm, flat bottoms

Date Posted: 8/5/2015

Skatewheel conveyors are a great choice for areas that need to move lightweight packages with firm flat bottoms. Skatewheel conveyors are a great solution for material handling in shipping departments, stocking areas and assembly lines. 

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Top warehouse automation websites and trade publications

Date Posted: 7/28/2015

To help cut back on your web searching, Westfalia has compiled some of our favorite sites for warehouse automation and supply chain industry information.

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Industrial Simulation – Reduces Investment Risk

Date Posted: 7/21/2015

Industrial automation projects involve risk, and while experience has a major role to play in the reduction of risk, there are many tools available that support and enhance this, without missing out on the great ideas that often come from the less experienced. Foremost among these tools is industrial simulation, which, if used properly, is an impartial judge of whether one solution is better than another, and why. 

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Optimizing Order Fulfillment with an AS/RS

Date Posted: 7/13/2015

In today’s fast-paced business climate, customers demand and expect more from their warehouse and distribution centers, as their orders are more frequent and require custom-tailored solutions. As a result, the order fulfillment process is becoming more complex, leaving no margin for delay, delivery of low-quality products, or order errors.

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Automating the filling and packing process using vibration

Date Posted: 6/23/2015

There are a wide variety of vibrating tables available to pack material in containers. While this manual operation fits the needs of many operators, they may not be aware that there are alternatives that allow a more automated operation.

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WEBINAR: How AS/RS can support SKU growth caused by emerging categories in beer, spirits, and wine

Date Posted: 6/2/2015

As consumers continue to demand a wide variety of flavors, beverage manufacturers continue to create new and innovative beverage delivery systems to support this demand. 

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BevOps Fleet Summit – Automation Supporting Growth

Date Posted: 5/15/2015

Westfalia Technologies, Inc. was lucky to be a part of this year’s BevOps Fleet Summit 2015 in Las Vegas.  This summit, hosted by Beverage World magazine, offered learning opportunities for the beverage industry in warehousing, operations and fleet management.

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Westfalia Meets Just-in-time Requirements

Date Posted: 4/15/2015

In an interview with Material Handling and Logistics Magazine’s Andy Freedman, Westfalia’s Jon Schultz, vice president of business development, discussed the benefits of Westfalia's new Savanna.NET package and the latest trend among customers in the marketplace. 

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We are ready for ProMat 2015!  Are you?

Date Posted: 3/20/2015

As always, our booth, #1247, will be easy to spot with its bright red carpet and tall white towers. We will be showcasing how our automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) pieces each part of your warehouse together, along with a demonstration of our new Savanna.NET® warehouse execution system (WES).

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