Beumer Group, a supplier of automated parcel and post handling systems, has been awarded a contract by parcel delivery provider DPD Russia to design, manufacture and install its Rota-Sorter solution in its new central logistics center in Domodedovo, Moscow.
DPD Russia is investing in the Rota-Sorter to provide the additional capacity needed to support the growing e-commerce market in Russia. The Rota-Sorter was chosen for its ability to sort items across a wide range of shapes, sizes and weights on a single line and at high speed, as well as for its gentle handling of even fragile items.
DPD Russia already uses a Rota-Sorter in its logistics center at St Petersburg where the system has delivered a 100% increase in productivity since it began operating in December 2014. This direct experience of the Rota-Sorter was the basis for DPD’s decision to install a Rota-Sorter in the new center.
The Rota-Sorter sorts items ranging in size and weight from plastic bags and catalogues to packages up to 1,200mm (47in) x 800mm (31in) x 800mm (31in) in size and weighing up to 31.5kg (70 lb).
The sortation system at Domodedovo will integrate 15 discharge chutes, barcode scanners and a fully automated volume measurement system. Despite sorting up to 3,500 items per hour, the Rota-Sorter’s gentle handling will help to increase customer satisfaction by minimizing damage to parcels, while its low-noise operation will also ensure a more ergonomic working environment.
The Rota-Sorter will be equipped with a Scada Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system as well as the Beumer Sortation System (BeSS) logistics software to ensure an error-free and efficient operation. A transparent interface to DPD’s host system will also ensure transparent operation across the different systems and controls. This will enable DPD to provide a fast, flexible and reliable supply to customers throughout Russia.
February 24, 2016