Skechers Inc, a global footwear company, will upgrade the technology at its European Distribution Center in Milmort (Belgium).
They commissioned Inther BV. to install a state-of-the-art 2.6 km long conveyor system for conveying, sorting and shipping outer cartons containing shoe boxes. Inther BV. will provide the intralogistics solution, including the PLC controls, which will be fully integrated into the existing facility by year-end 2014.
Picked outer cartons are conveyed and sorted to a number of manned induction stations of a large tilt-tray sorter. After their sortation, individual shoe boxes are consolidated and repacked into shipping cartons.
While being conveyed, these cartons undergo several processing steps which are not limited to automatic volume measurement, labeling and sealing.
Once the shipping cartons are ready to ship they can be manually palletized or conveyed straight into a truck, by means of telescopic boom conveyors.