Sorter Upgrades from Intelligrated Restore Aging Equipment to Peak Performance


Modernizations for all current and legacy Intelligrated sortation systems improve throughput and extend equipment life

(Cincinnati) Intelligrated® (www.intelligrated.com), a leading North American-owned automated material handling solutions provider, offers an upgrade program for all North American installations of Intelligrated sorters, including IntelliSort®, FKI Logistex®, UniSort®, Crisplant®, Mathews® and Buschman® brand equipment. Upgrades from Intelligrated optimize system capacity and throughput, improve equipment utilization and extend system life for a fraction of the cost and downtime associated with a new installation.

The Intelligrated sorter upgrade program begins with a comprehensive audit of the existing system, performed by a certified Intelligrated audit engineer. Intelligrated recommends planning these audits as part of annual budgeting and scheduling them at least two to three months in advance of the operation's peak season. This will allow time for recommended maintenance, upgrades or spare parts acquisition and ensure maximum equipment performance during critical throughput times. After the initial audit has been completed, Intelligrated completes a full analysis of multiple upgrade, retrofit and rebuild options, developing several solutions that allow customers the flexibility to customize their sortation solution based on facility or business requirements.

"Just like cell phones and PCs, material handling technology keeps advancing over time. Many facilities are facing changes in production requirements, including capacity, throughput and product variations, but are limited by aging sortation equipment," said Dennis Gates, senior vice president, customer service and support, Intelligrated. "Retrofitting and upgrading enables companies to modernize, adjust and adapt their mission-critical installations to meet new business conditions and operate with additional capacity and increased productivity."

Equipment improvements can range from replacement of obsolete components, installation of advanced functionality to meet changing product needs, expansion or a complete overhaul of machinery. Upgrades also provide the opportunity for parts standardization, reducing cost and streamlining maintenance requirements. Adaptive control enhancements offer increased throughput and visibility, while software upgrades ensure compatibility with the facility's current operating system. Add-ons, such as advanced preventative maintenance and diagnostics software, are also available.

Intelligrated's upgrade program is offered to the thousands of existing installations of the company's leading IntelliSort product line and legacy FKI Logistex, UniSort, Crisplant, Mathews, and Buschman installations in North America. With more than 100 years of legacy sortation experience, Intelligrated is dedicated to providing upgrades, support and spare parts to these critical systems, ensuring they remain competitive and responsive to current and future demands.

To schedule a system audit or discuss upgrades, customers can contact Intelligrated's Customer Service & Support group at 1-877-315-3400. For scheduled maintenance and emergency spare parts ordering, the company's online catalog is available at www.OnTimeParts.com.

For sales and marketing information, please contact Emily Smith, senior marketing coordinator, Intelligrated, by phone at (513) 881-5239 or by e-mail at emily.smith@intelligrated.com.

About Intelligrated

Intelligrated® (www.intelligrated.com) is a leading North American-owned, single-point provider of automated material handling solutions with operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Intelligrated designs, manufactures and installs complete material handling automation solutions, including line sortation systems, tilt-tray and cross-belt sortation systems, conveyor systems, Alvey® palletizers and robotics, Real Time Solutions® order fulfillment systems, warehouse control software and advanced machine controls-all supported by 24x7 Customer Service and Support.

Serving the warehousing, distribution, consumer product manufacturing, postal and parcel markets, Intelligrated collaborates closely with its clients to develop productivity solutions and support their needs throughout the life of their material handling systems.

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