Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services in the Netherlands has purchased a slide tray sorter LR from Equinox Material Handling Equipment. This sorter helps them to handle the hundreds of thousands of parcels and packages received per day during the holiday season.
Today, the key to success in the logistics market is operations that demonstrate total flexibility and agility. The growing e-commerce market pushes existing setups to their limits, forcing logistics companies to consider upgrading costly hardware or even replacing entire systems. Fortunately, Prime Vision understands this and has developed solutions to integrate seamlessly into existing systems, enabling practical scaling up of operations without enormous expenditure.
De Buren is a Dutch company that operates a 24/7 independent open-source network of smart lockers for last- and first-mile, returns and click and collect. The lockers provide an open and secure service integrated with large national and international carriers.
Fives Intralogistics is excited to launch a new technology at Parcel+Post Expo 2019 – but all further information is strictly under wraps until the show! Antonella Gaverini, marketing and communication specialist, intralogistics at Fives Group, says, “We have selected your exhibition in Amsterdam to showcase this
brand-new technology as it is the best place and time to launch it.”
For flexibility, the new Denisort compact vertical sorter is hard to beat. This mobile system from Swiss materials handling specialist Ferag features a compact basic design and is ideal for sorting goods weighing up to 7kg (15 lb).
The increasing volumes of small parcels coming from Asian marketplaces, such as Alibaba, are a challenge for crossbelt and other conventional sorting systems. Small, lightweight, irregularly shaped and cylindrical items – often poorly packed in just a layer of wrapping with copious amounts of tape and labels – are causing an increasing number of incorrect sorts and lost items.
Smart lockers help delivery services and retailers decrease the cost of last-mile delivery, as one truck can drop off a large number of packages at once. There is flexibility to where the lockers can be installed: stores, stadia, beaches, railway stations, etc.
Techniques such as 3D visualization, machine learning and big data can help achieve greater system optimization, availability and capacity. Visitors to Beumer Group’s booth will see 3D visualization in action, experiencing how it allows access to real- time data from every section of the sortation system for detailed inspection of material flows.
For postal systems, a strong base is required: integrations are needed for information systems, various sorting equipment must be supported, data for track-and-trace and statistics must also be provided.
With continued growth in e-commerce and huge increases in parcel volumes, postal operators are now under more pressure than ever to keep up with ever-changing demands and rising customer expectations.
Leonardo is a manufacturer of crossbelt technology for the sortation of parcels, packets and baggage. The crossbelt suite from Leonardo has raised the standards for high efficiency, availability and productivity, and reduced power consumption.
Undeliverable parcels cause dissatisfaction for recipients and additional effort for delivery staff, and often for property
managers as well. The compact KeConcierge parcel lockers offer a simple and secure solution for residential buildings.
K.Hartwall will present for the first time the LiftLiner, a tugger
train that can deliver several loads to multiple destinations in parcel sorting center operations, reducing the need for manual or forklift transports, thereby increasing logistics efficiency.
In 2018, Isitec unveiled its new ISI12000 modular sorting machine, which is efficient, compact and fully adaptable. This machine sorts C6 to B4 envelopes at a speed of 12,000 folds per hour, with a configuration ranging from 1 to 18 exits.
Hoza works to create innovations in roll containers and static carriers that can improve logistics processes. These improvements do not have to be complicated: the company’s design philosophy is that the simplest solution is often the best solution. Hoza will introduce a number of new logistics solutions during Parcel+Post Expo in Amsterdam, including the new Europack roll container.
Falcon’s linear crossbelt sortation technique has been designed for versatile product handling at high speeds in limited floor space. The technology is guaranteed to reduce cost and time, and increases efficiency and accuracy with high throughput. Falcon’s linear crossbelt sorter competes directly with traditional shoe sorters, which have limitations.
Giro will showcase its latest GeoRoute routing software to help postal operators in their planning and optimization process for the last mile – from strategic, long-term planning, to dynamic adjustments on the day of operations.
Kern, a solution provider for the first and last mile, presents its new product, PackOnTime, a packaging system that operates on sustainable recycled cardboard and eliminates the need for additional filling materials such as plastic, bubble wrap and polystyrene. The content of all kind of orders (single or multiple items) is measured in a 3D process, and then inserted into the tailor-made packaging.
To keep pace with the growth in parcels and packages from e-commerce and related retail operations, postal carriers need to keep their automated processing centers agile by adopting the latest technology while constraining costs. With those goals in mind, Solution Net Systems will be introducing its comprehensive SNS Modular Sortation System at the show.
Opticon has a new range of Android mobile computers: the Opticon H-28 and H-29. Mobile computers will be key for lifting industries in the next decade. They allow companies to optimize their workflow, among many other benefits. Opticon aims to launch scanning devices well into the future. Companies can benefit by delivering their services and products faster to the consumer, which enables a higher production level and an increase in profit.
Logistica Paggiola’s new Twice Service Trolley belongs to the lean manufacturing product range. It is suitable for two purposes: first, the handling of parcels and plastic boxes in the internal workflow of post offices. The Twice Service Trolley meets the needs of post offices to move heavy parcels and plastic boxes in crowded, small spaces and narrow aisles. The trolley measures less than 50cm (20in) in width and is equipped with an ergonomic handle to assure safe working practices and to go beyond the legal occupational health and safety requirements.
Lodamaster, a system integrator for intralogistics systems, returns to Parcel+Post Expo with its belted telescopic conveyor – now even better suited to warehouse characteristics thanks to a smart design and in-house production of hardware and software.
Postal operators continue to experience increases in the volume of cross-border e-commerce parcels and this shows no sign of reducing – cross-border growth globally is set to have grown threefold by 2020, since 2015.
Packeta Group is a logistics provider in Europe with a strong presence in Central and Eastern Europe. Recently, the company has expanded services to Slovenia, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Ireland and Benelux
Wayz Intelligent Manufacturing Technology focuses on automatic sorting and conveying technology. The company is committed to offering professional solutions for mechanization, automation and information sorting technology, and to supplying special logistics equipment to express logistics, warehousing,
e-commerce and other industries.
At this year’s expo, Lug Europa, a division of Top Bagage International, will present two main innovations to help companies facing the challenges related to last-mile delivery – more and more packets; fewer and fewer letters.
The Stealth Special Vehicles team is launching the OzPOD3 at the Amsterdam Parcel+Post Expo. Designed and manufactured in Australia, the OzPOD3 is designed to safely and efficiently extend the capability of last-mile delivery services across a wide range of operating environments.
The Sommer ZAG-A is a double central axle trailer with a closed body made of light sandwich panels, which has been developed specifically for the city logistics of parcel services. The trailer has a total weight of 3.5 tons when loaded and a 180mm hydraulically retractable chassis, so the loading height at the rear is almost level.