PeaceBird

For a Chinese corporation that designs and manufactures clothing, footwear and accessories based in Ningbo city of Zhejiang province Vanderlande designed a build a state of the art warehouse automation system. The company is in the top 10 of fashion manufacturers in China and the expectation is that their business will enlarge to outside of China in the near future. The warehouse automation system has been split up 4 parts. A Chinese integration company supplied the system WCS part, China Demon provided the conveyor system and Vanderlande manufactured and supplied the unit sorter and shipping sorters.
For a Chinese corporation that designs and manufactures clothing, footwear and accessories based in Ningbo city of Zhejiang province Vanderlande designed a build a state of the art warehouse automation system. The company is in the top 10 of fashion manufacturers in China and the expectation is that their business will enlarge to outside of China in the near future. The warehouse automation system has been split up 4 parts. A Chinese integration company supplied the system WCS part, China Demon provided the conveyor system and Vanderlande manufactured and supplied the unit sorter and shipping sorters.
The new warehouse consists of a pick to belt conveyor system transporting cartons to the different warehouse areas. The operations will take out the cartons associate with wavefrom the deposit area. After the pre-sorting through WMS\WCS and transporting via forklifts, fashion cartons will be manually loaded on a loading conveyor and decanted at the induct area. In the induct area, the products from clothing cartons will be manually inducted onto the unit sorter for sorting into cartons per wave. The cartons will be packed labeled and transported to be processed per wave, then together with some footwear cartons automatically be inducted to SPO sorter for shipping.The PeaceBird system and process are controlled by Chinese integration company (Wuqiang) Warehouse Control System.
Vanderlande’s FSC and PLC will interface with the Wuqiang company WCS, and the WCS will interface with Infor WMS. In addition to daily business orders, complex rules for handling returns are controlled by WCS.The installation of the project started in November 2013 and went into operation in July 2014.

Facts & figures

Contract
  • Project milestones
    Contract date May 2013
    Operation date July 2014
  • Project organization
    Vanderlande as main contractor for Sorting system
System
  • Crossorter Capacity
    17.000pph using 2 induct areas en pre-sort
  • Loading Conveyor
    2 loading conveyors of 60m
  • Takeaway Conveyor
    2 takeaway conveyors of 30m for empty cartons
  • CROSSORTER 700
    > 2 Manual Induct areas for 6 infeed operators each
    > 280 Exits for 280 destinations (276 chutes have separate plate triggering for one full carton clothing)       
  • Controls
PLC including:
> Loading conveyors and empty cartons takeaway conveyor system
> Dynamic separate plate triggering for one full carton clothing
> PLC will interface with the Wuqiang company WCS 
FSC 7 including:
> Daily order business handling for sorting
> Complex return clothing sorting
> FSC will interface with the Wuqiang company WCS
  • Equipment
    4 conveying lines, 2*3 Decanting chutes, 2*6 manual induct tables, 1 Crossbelt sorter 700, 280 chutes, 2 scanners           

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