The SJF automation team continues to spearhead going projects for growing businesses here in Minnesota. Final testing and work was completed on this pre-owned powered spiral conveyor this past week. An impressive piece of equipment, this spiral is just one of the many components associated with several ongoing automation projects that Frank Sterner’s team of Matt Johnson, Dave Kiefer, Brian Springer currently have in the works.
According to project manager Frank Sterner, the powered spiral shown below is just one of several automation components scheduled to be installed for a growing order fulfillment operation SJF is working with right here in Minnesota.
Check out one of our recent conveyor projects in the shop at SJF Material Handling.
The guys have been hard at work!
The conveyor shop today put some finishing touches on this Stewart Galpat Telescoping Conveyor and got it looking like a new machine. This machine has been tested and tuned and treated to a fresh coat of gray paint prior to shipping.
Courtesty of Dorner Mfg. Corp. | www.dornerconveyors.com
More than twenty years ago, United Mailing Services, Inc. (UMS) got its start in the owner’s basement. That was in 1989 when mail was sorted by hand. Since then UMS and the United States Postal Service have gone through many changes. By 1997 UMS expanded throughout the entire state of Wisconsin. Being a privately owned business which does work share with the United States Postal Service, UMS has become a leader in the automation industry.
UMS serves hundreds of clients, ranging from small local businesses to Fortune 500 companies throughout Wisconsin. In 2011 they expanded their business once again by offering high-speed digital color print to better serve the needs of their customers.
SJF engineer Matt Johnson & systems integrator Frank Sterner team up with SJF’s fabrication pros to create, fabricate and program a first-of-its-kind sweep sorter.
This is a very specialized piece of equipment capable of sorting hard to sort packages and bagged product (aka Halloween & other Costumes). This was specifically designed for a Minnesota client to quickly process and fill incoming sales orders quickly while minimizing errors.
This system will allow the company to vastly increase the number of orders they can process as well accommodate future growth and product demand.
Neodesha Plastics is a plastics manufacturer who engineers custom vacuum formed, thermoformed and CNC milled plastic parts for customers world-wide
In the fall of 2009, Neodesha Plastics contacted SJF with some ideas they had to increase their picking productivity & efficiency. They had in mind a “Pick-Module” type system that would utilize their existing racking. They wanted to alter the existing rack, add additional levels and create a cat-walk to access the upper levels of racking.