Global logistics specialists DB Schenker Logistics used Crisplant for the design and integration of a sorter system to automate and upgrade the company’s parcel distribution hub in Malmö, Sweden. The installation has been designed around the industry’s most energy-efficient high-speed tilt-tray sorter, the Crisplant LS-4000E, which uses 75 percent less energy than comparable sorters with conventional motors. The use of the LS-4000E enables DB Schenker Logistics to minimise its carbon emissions and achieve very low life-cycle costs.

This installation follows the highly successful installation of a Crisplant sorter in the DB Schenker Logistics’ parcel centre in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2007. The LS-4000E’s green credentials were an important factor in the decision of DB Schenker Logistics to award this contract to Crisplant. By minimising energy consumption the sorter enhances the long-term commitment of DB Schenker Logistics to creating logistics solutions that achieve the best possible balance between economic and environmental demands.

Thomas Söderman, production process manager at DB Schenker Logistics, said: “The operational advantages we have realised through the existing Crisplant sorter at Stockholm, and the attention to detail that ensured a smooth and fault-free installation process, provided our project management team with the confidence to entrust Crisplant with the design and installation of this major new installation.”

Crisplant will design and install the new LS-4000E system to achieve the most efficient use of space in the existing parcel hub. To minimise cost and footprint, for infeed and output the system will use the same specially designed telescope conveyor lines as used in the Stockholm centre. Crisplant will also integrate the sorter software controls into DB Schenker’s existing custom data-management software to provide operators and management with comprehensive visibility, control and reporting. The hub will collect, sort and distribute domestic and international consignments from 42,000 Swedish customers, shipping around 17.4 million goods and parcels of all shapes and sizes per year. Scope for future expansion will be factored into the initial system design.


Brian Jones

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