DeltaStar Nutrients has successfully expanded its order picking capacity with a new mezzanine floor. The undisputed eye-catcher in the Venlo warehouse is the Prorunner mk5 from Qimarox, which transports plastic containers from the mezzanine to the ground floor. System integrator Eslogic installed and integrated this vertical conveyor in just three days. Peter Gatzen of DeltaStar is happy with the purchase. “This is a reliable, simple and clear system that fits perfectly into our business operations.”
In the new warehouse, order pickers walk along the products with carts to collect them in plastic containers. DeltaStar has asked the help of Eslogic for the transport of the containers to the packing department. In the summer of 2019, this system integrator installed a simple but effective system with a roller conveyor and six packing tables.
Eslogic has mapped out various options, including roller conveyors and belt conveyors. These have the disadvantage that the difference in height can only be bridged with a small angle of inclination. This means that a roller conveyor or a belt conveyor takes up a lot of space. That is why a vertical product lift was preferred. The investment costs are higher, but the space required is much less,” explains Paul Zeebregts, owner of Eslogic.
Before the choice was made, Eslogic and DeltaStar visited the Qimarox Headquarters in Harderwijk together to have a demo presentation. They were quickly convinced once they saw the Prorunner mk5. “We could also have used a conventional product lift, but this is an elegant and simple system with comparable investment costs,” says Zeebregts, who is supported by Gatzen. “The Prorunner mk5 is a real eye-catcher in our warehouse. That is important, because we want to emanate quality, also in logistics.”
For Eslogic, the installation of the Prorunner mk5 marked the first collaboration with Qimarox. The collaboration went very well and went according to plan and budget without any setbacks. “The Prorunner mk5 was delivered on time and was ready for use within three days. The machine has only one electric motor and built-in, wired sensors with one connection point. Making the connection to the control cabinet was quick and easy,” explains Zeebregts.
The Prorunner mk5 works excellent. The reliability of the machine is very high, malfunctions are almost non-existent. An additional advantage: the vertical conveyor makes little noise, which is great for the order pickers on the work floor. “It is a standard solution with proven technology and a competitive price from a supplier with a lot of experience,” emphasizes Zeebregts. Gatzen: “I am proud to have this vertical conveyor in our warehouse. This is a solution that many other companies can use to improve their efficiency.”