Hydravalve – efficient storage management ofmachinery parts and accessories
Hydravalve supplies industrial customerswith parts and accessories for all things to do with pipes and valves. Due toits growing range of products, its inventory has risen to more than two millionarticles, making fundamental restructuring measures necessary in the warehouse.The company opted for a solution from Kardex Remstar and the integration of itsSAGE software into the storage system in order to increase capacity andoptimize retrieval times.
Advantages at a glance
o45 percent increase instorage capacity
o Space required cut by 80 percent
o Batch picking times have improved by 200 percent
o Picking accuracy increased to 99 percent
o Betterworking conditions for the employees in the area of ergonomics and efficiency
Hydravalve has been equipping companies inthe industry and the energy sector for more than 27 years. The company is basedin the British town of Willenhall, where the warehouse with more than 1,000 squaremeters of storage space is also located. Machinery and spare parts are shippedfrom here. The focus is on comprehensive customer service and fast delivery oforders.
The inventory at Hydravalve grew to morethan two million items as a result of additions to the product range. There wasan urgent need to increase capacity to be able to optimize warehouse efficiencyand process orders even more quickly. That is why the company sought anefficient solution with high picking speed and precision. Furthermore, thesystem had to be compatible with the SAGE software used at Hydravalve.
通过采用五台Shuttle产品系列中的卡迪斯Shuttle XP高密度仓储设备，仓储容量增加了45%，占地面积减少了80%，这使得系统可以精确地将系统集成至建筑物中，同时显著减少了检索时间：以前，订单通过手动进行处理；如今，通过卡迪斯XP 500自动仓储设备和Sage ERP软件之间的有效互动，实现了一个完美的密切交织的检索过程。SAGE软件会为货品指定明确的ID号，卡迪斯Shuttle XP 500会通过此ID号对货品进行识别，之后立即开始检索过程。这种方法减少了一半的批量分拣时间，同时将分拣准确度提高到了99%以上。Hydravalve的总经理Eddie Newham在谈到此解决方案时说：“我们在不断寻求效率的提升。伴随着下一个产品目录中新产品的增加，我们将尽可能以最低的价格向客户提供更为丰富的质量最好的产品。”
Capacity has been increased by 45 percentby usingfive Kardex Remstar Shuttle XP high-density storage units from theShuttle product family, while also cutting the size of the footprint requiredby 80 percent. This was made possible by precisely integrating the system intothe building’s dimensions. It has also been possible to significantly cut theretrieval times: While orders were previously worked through manually, theeffective interaction between the automated Kardex Remstar XP 500 storage unitsand the SAGE ERP software has now created a perfectly intertwined retrievalprocess. The SAGE software assigns clear ID numbers to items, which the KardexRemstar XP 500 then uses to automatically identify them and immediately beginthe retrieval process. This method has halved batch picking times, whileincreasing picking accuracy to over 99 percent. Eddie Newham, managing directorof Hydravalve, talks about the solution: “We are continually seeking to improveefficiencies and with the addition of new products for our next catalogue we willbe offering our customers a wider range of products of the highest quality atthe lowest price possible.”
–2台Shuttle XPHSD500 (宽x长X高: 3050 x 864 x 4450毫米)
–2台Shuttle XPHSD500 (宽x长X高: 3050 x 864 x 5050毫米)
–1台Shuttle XPHSD500 (宽x长X高: 3050 x 864 x 5250毫米)
–2 Shuttle XP HSD500 units (W xD X H: 3,050 x 864 x 4,450 mm)
–2 Shuttle XP HSD500 units (W xD X H: 3,050 x 864 x 5,050 mm)
–1 Shuttle XP HSD500 unit (W x DX H: 3,050 x 864 x 5,250 mm)
–Integration of the PPG hostinterface into the Sage Line 200 software solution