Handling System supports pallet, case, and piece picking.

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MSS II offers flexibility for case and piece picking and automatically replenishes flow racks, making it suitable for filling individual e-commerce orders and for larger orders from commercial customers. It can process up to 70 pallets per hour. Rack-side workstations can be equipped with pick-to-light or RF communications for paperless order picking of full cases. From ergonomic end-of-aisle workstation, workers can access thousands of SKUs.



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Flexible ESKAY Solutions Support Smaller, More Frequent Orders; Pick Pallets, Cases, Or Pieces From One System


SALT LAKE CITY - Responding to industry trends toward smaller, more frequent orders, ESKAY offers a flexible combination of automated material handling systems that support pallet, case, piece picking, or a combination of all three. The ESKAY solution is ideal for filling individual e-commerce orders as well as for larger orders from commercial customers.

"Commercial customers need to reduce their inventory levels and increase the number of inventory turns to cut costs. Retail customers are increasingly ordering direct via the Internet. In both cases, the size of each order is shrinking while the number of orders is increasing exponentially," said Kevin Thuet, Director of Advanced Applications. "The right combination of automation systems can give companies the flexibility to handle a variety of order sizes and volumes - as well as daily or seasonal peaks - and ship most orders the same day they are received."

ESKAY's latest unit load supports pallet and full-case order picking. Operating 45 percent faster than a typical pallet buffer, it can process up to 70 pallets per hour. Rack-side workstations can be equipped with pick-to-light or RF communications for paperless order picking of full cases. The MSS II high-speed box buffer offers maximum flexibility for case and piece picking. From an ergonomic end-of-aisle workstation, workers can access thousands of SKUs in just seconds.

The MSS II can also be used to automatically replenish flow racks for piece picking. At the flow racks, ESKAY's Digital Pick pick-to-light system provides picking instructions and verifies each pick to ensure accuracy. Its unique carrier-on-wire system with no cables speeds installation and allows fast, easy reconfiguration as the product mix changes.

High-speed conveyors and sorters send picked orders to consolidation and shipping. The sliding shoe sorter can sort individual items as well as medium-size cases at 6,000-12,000 pieces per hour. Warehouse Rx (Warehouse Management System (WMS) controls the automated equipment, directs order picking, and provides real-time inventory control.

ESKAY products and services via Internet is available at ESKAY's Web site, www.eskay.com.

ESKAY Corporation, a Daifuku Company, designs, sells, installs, and supports a complete line of world-class logistics systems for automated material handling in factory, distribution, and cleanroom environments. ESKAY's full range of advanced-technology products for factory/distribution automation includes conveyors, sortation systems, transport vehicles, order- picking systems, storage buffers, and real-time warehouse management software (WMS). For cleanroom applications, ESKAY offers a variety of stockers, lifters, and interbay/intrabay transport systems for 200mm and advanced 300mm wafer fabs, along with Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), Flat Panel Display (FPD) and other cleanroom applications.

ESKAY is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, with regional offices and factory representatives located throughout the United States. It is ranked by Utah Business as one of the state's top 25 companies in revenue growth and is among Utah's top 100 fastest growing companies.

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