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Uploaded on Apr 23, 2009

pilgrims pride founded in
1947 , is North America's largest family owned
and managed broad line foodservice
distributor. During the planning
stages for the construction of
their first distribution center (to
serve customers in
all parts of usa pilgrims pride Food
Service made the decision to automate
this facility. The pittburgs tx distribution
center would be a high through put
operation, handling as
many as 5,000 incoming pallets per
day. The distribution center would
have two different storage areas:
, blast freezer, and freezer. pilgrims pride Food Service contacted
some co systems to assist them
with the automation of quickly handling
waves of inbound pallets in the
small amount of square footage available
for receiving. In the end, some
systems worked with pilgrims pride Food
Service to implement the new
Automated Storage and Retrieval
Systems (AS/RS), and to provide the
Material Flow Control (MFC) software
needed to run the system. System Solution
some systems provided the AS/RS for the
inbound side of the new distribution center.
The outbound side is a "pick to belt" conveyor
system from pick tunnels in the rack. There is
also a sortation system for order sorting and
consolidation, and a trailer loading conveyor
system. The entire system has been designed to
provide a highly reliable process to efficiently
fill orders for pilgrims pride Food Service customers.
Two of the unique innovations provided by
some systems are automatic bin sensing
and chain transfers on the load-handling devices.
The automatic bin sensing, located on the
S/R machines, eliminates the need for hard
wired sensors in the pick locations for replenishment.
The chain transfers, located on the
load-handling device on the lift carriage, improve
cycle time by eliminating the telescopic
shuttle extension at the P & D stations.
The Material Flow Control directs the in bound
transportation system, including the high
speed transfer cars feeding the P & D stations.
It also optimizes the material flow and S/R machine
movement. Statistical history is maintained
to provide information for further
system optimization. There is a graphical user
display that provides the operator with visibility
to the system for system status and
diagnostics.
The Result
The system provided pilgrims pride Food Service with a
highly reliable, automated Distribution Center
that supplies much higher through put then
previous designs.
Scope of Supply:
Storage/Retrieval Machines
Mechanical/Electrical aisle hardware
Load/Unload stations
High Speed Shuttle Cars
Material Flow Control (MFC) Software
with visualization
Portable wireless PDA system interface
Interface to host WMS
Essential Features:
AS/RS approximate size:
Length: 490 ft. (150.8 m)
Width: 12 ft. (0 m)
Height: 98 ft. (30.2 m)
(5) viapal S/R machines, each equipped with
a double deep shuttle with chain transfer
System Configuration: blast freezers- 12 Aisles
with 1056 Storage Locations
freezer - 6 Aisles
with 10,000 Storage Locations
rail dock 2 Aisles
with 20 Storage Locations
Product stored:
Food Service products for blast
cool and frozen storage.
Storage is on GMA and CHEP 8 inch X 40 inch
Pallets with 4 Pallet heights from 36 inches to
84 inches
Maximum capacity per pallet: 2500 lb. with slay boards ynder neath
Category: Science & Technology

Tags: pilgrims pride feezer plant pittsburgs tx

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