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THE POWER OF DELIVERYNew Fully AutomatedDistribution CenterJBS USA, LLC,Green Bay, WIReferencesN o 5656ReferencesFood ProcessorNew Installations


Cold Storage Warehouse SystemInitial SituationJBS of Green Bay, WI was facing anumber of operating challenges. Inaddition to a lack of space in their currentfacility, JBS was hand palletizing100% of their product volume, a verylabor intensive operation.JBS contracted viastore, Inc. to assistin designing an automated system tointegrate into a new cold storagedistribution center.System Solutionviastore engineers where able to design anautomatic palletizing system capable ofhand ling an anticipated 50% of this volume.viastore developed a solution consisting of3 slat sorters and 24 palletizer buffer accu -mulation lanes connected to the productionfacility through an overhead tunnel.viastore’s custom designed double-deck conveyorsystem allowed over 4,000 linear feet ofconveyor for the sortation and staging lanesto be installed on a 13,800 sq. ft. mezzanine.viastore’s system transports mixed productsto the new distribution center at a rate of 30cases per minute. Low volume products (lessthan a pallet load) travel to a manual stack offarea. High volume products are then sorted viaa pre-sorter to the appropriate level wherethey are accumulated until a full pallet load ispresent, at which time the entire load isreleased to the palletizer.The ResultWithin a week of start up, the facility was automaticallypalletizing at designed capacity. Today,Packerland is able to automatically palletize up to98% of their volume.Essential Features:% Automatically Palletized2nd Shift 98% max, 82% average1st Shift 85% max, 75% averageOvertime – decreased from 1500 hrs per payperiod to 330 hrs per pay period.References 56Contact: Tel. 616 977 3950 · info.us@viastore.com · www.us.viastore.comviastore systems Inc. · 4890 Kendrick SE · Grand Rapids · Michigan 49512

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