Distribution operations face the challenges of handling a variety of product types, multichannel orders fulfillment, and changing packaging designs. They need control systems that can maximize throughput while maintaining carton control. One system that meets these needs is the ZoneFlex, from Intelligrated. This control helps operators manage the engineering challenges of multichannel order fulfillment and changing packaging designs.
The control is a flexible zone control for Accuglide™ and IntelliQ® zero-pressure accumulation conveyors. The pre-mounted and easy-to-configure system optimizes product flow of varied package sizes and weights for high-density accumulation and maximized throughput.
The modules enable easy selection of multiple pre-installed accumulation and release modes to improve material handling efficiency and allow for good carton control, gentle product handling and increased conveyable cartons. Clip-in mounting, simple switch configuration and LED diagnostics allow operators to quickly replace, modify and monitor zone controllers, simplifying maintenance and increasing system flexibility
ZoneFlex creates high-density accumulation, while its multiple release modes enable high-capacity throughput. With built-in logic and selectable release modes, the control moves previously accumulated product downstream quickly by monitoring and automatically responding to accumulation conditions. This capability simplifies control logic and increases available product for downstream applications.
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