Dyno conveys solutions for warehouse efficiency
For a piece of equipment that quite literally carries the weight of several industries, conveyor systems can be misunderstood and overlooked when, in fact, they could very well be the solution you need.
Vincent Murray of Dyno NZ says that product flow is one of the biggest challenges in warehouse efficiency and one that can be easily improved. A conveyor system can save considerable time and labour, from alleviating the strain of lifting and other manual tasks to reducing the walking distance of staff. Dyno prides itself on gaining a good understanding of how a business currently operates by making on site visits and assessments, says Murray. “First we make sure we have a good understanding of what the business does and then we discuss requirements. Often what they think they want and what they actually need are very different. With 25 years’ experience in the game, our aim is to help customers understand the scope and significance of what a conveyor system can achieve for them, working with what restraints they have, be it, building size/shape, environment, budgets etc.”
Creating efficiencies in warehouses that distribute in high volume have been the basis of several Dyno projects whether the business is a central distribution centre that supplies direct, a manufacturing company, or an on-seller.
“Warehousing is a broad thing,” says Murray. “Needs might simply include a solution on how to keep the space tidy; how to have a central point that everyone doesn’t have to hike the length and breadth of the building to access. Flow and through-put of product can easily get snarled up. Some pickers pick faster than the packers can pack. This means the packers can get inundated with orders, which causes not only stress but mess. An effective conveyor system allows quick pickers to convey their order to a place where it can sit out of the way until the packer releases it to come to the packing station. The package is then conveyed to a distribution point. The system means the packer doesn’t feel pressured and it can also cut the walking distance of the picker as much as half.”
Generally, says Murray, enquiries are all about how a business can improve its process flow and how to be more efficient.
“All in all, Dyno products suit warehousing particularly well. With the experience we’ve had from recent projects, the small sports shoe importer, to the larger Huhtamaki food-serving packaging products, through to the large USL Medical, a significant supplier in the health care market, we can offer our clients a wide range of expertise and solutions.”
The longest belt conveyor system in the world is in Western Sahara. It is 98 km long, from the phosphate mines of Bu Craa to the coast south of El-Aaiun. The longest conveyor system in an airport is the Dubai International Airport baggage handling system at 63 km.