Chicago Conveyor Systems

March 28, 2016

Is It Time to Install a Conveyor System in Your Chicago Warehouse?

As you begin to evaluate the improvements needed in your Chicago warehouse in 2016, it may be time to think about adding a conveyor system. Consider some of the benefits of a conveyor system:

  • Improved efficiency. Conveyor systems can move items through your warehouse faster than your team can on foot.
  • Reduction in errors. Less human handling means less room for errors in the picking and packing areas of your warehouse.
  • Increased safety. Conveyors allow hands-free handling of items, reducing the risk of injury to your team.
  • They can handle a wide variety of items. Some small pieces to large cartons, conveyors easily transport a wide variety of items through your space. One conveyor system does it all, making them incredibly flexible equipment for your warehouse.
  • They are cost-effective. Conveyor systems are relatively inexpensive to install and cheap to operate. Plus, with the right maintenance, they will last for years. Maintenance is minimal, too, so you won’t have to devote your time to making improvements.

DAK Equipment can help you determine the right kind of conveyor system for your Chicago warehouse, whether that’s an automated one or a roller system. We can help you plan the layout of your conveyor system and even get it installed for you. This is the year that you’ll see a huge jump in your warehouses efficiency and safety record, all thanks to your conveyor system. Give the DAK Equipment & Engineering team a call today or contact us through our website and we’ll help you design, purchase, install and use your new conveyor systems.

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March 21, 2016

Could a Mini-Veyor be the Conveyor Systems Your Chicago Warehouse Needs?

Conveyor systems are great for many applications. They help you move products through your warehouse, efficiently moving them from point A to point B. More warehouses are automating their material handling, and conveyor systems are a primary way this is happening. But sometimes a full-sized warehouse is more than you need, or smaller items get lost on the vast belted carriers. In these instances, your Chicago warehouse might want to consider a Mini-Veyor.

Mini-Veyors are smaller conveyor systems made especially to handle small parts. They are a great solution for warehouses that are tight on space but need a conveyor solution. It has a very narrow profile that measures a mere 2.5” so it can get into hard-to-reach places that might be more difficult for your human workers to get to. The Mini-Veyors don’t come with any stands or electrical controls, but both of these items can be easily added to complete the system to your needs.

DAK Equipment offers several mini-veyor options on our website. You’ll find these small conveyor systems from 7” to 25” bed lengths and with widths up to 24”. They come in 5’ base lengths but additional feet can be purchased online so you can get exactly the setup you need to maximize efficiency for your warehouse operations.

Order a mini-veyor conveyor system for your Chicago warehouse from DAK Equipment and Engineering today! You can call us to place an order or purchase through our online catalog. We’ll get the conveyor systems that you need to your warehouse right away!

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March 13, 2016

A Case Study in Conveyor Systems

No matter how top-of-the-line your material handling system was when it was installed, eventually, it is going to need improvements. That’s what happened to one company our Chicago office worked with to help resolve their growth issues. They had a state-of-the-art pick line installed in the early 1990’s, but just ten years later they found that it was no longer meeting their needs. They needed to find a way to keep up with their orders as well as the 25,000 SKUs they were moving through their warehouse every day. Our team got to work immediately and one of the first improvements they made was to install conveyor systems.

The DAK Equipment & Engineering project managers recommended a conveyor system to the warehouse managers that would move products not only along a horizontal path, but also use spiral conveyor ramps to move products up. This allowed the warehouse to utilize a three-level pick module, so they could move more products through their warehouse as well as keep up with their growing demand for orders. The company saved money by avoiding the cost of moving their warehouse and set themselves up with a system that could be expanded in the future, as well.

You can read more about this case study involving our Chicago conveyor systems on our website. Our team has worked with dozens of companies across the United States, helping them solve their material handling needs. If your warehouse is facing a similar issue with your current warehouse space or need help with any materials handling issue, get in touch with us. You can call us over the phone or contact our project managers through our website today!

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