One working step saved: Ganter Normteile marks boxes right on the pallet

Time-saving – everything in stock

As a specialist for standard elements, the company Ganter from the Black Forest supplies an impressive diversity of components for nearly any industry. With the slogan „everything in stock“, the company advertises its particularly short delivery periods and relies on its highly efficient small-parts storage. Together with REINER, the partner for marking technology, the standard parts manufacturer was now able to complete an important step towards improving its warehouse logistics. Recording of the delivered pallets that leave the warehouse again without further processing has been shortened – while increasing the assignment rate.

Reloading instead of storing

The just as logical as smart solution intends for 30 pallets delivered every week no longer having to be placed in storage and picked as of now. Ganter set up a special handling area for these instead: It is reserved specifically for goods with short storage times, clearly defined for further shipping without any interim work steps.

The right imprint

This has been made possible by a change to the goods marking with the mobile REINER jetStamp graphic 970. In application, the lightweight device turned out to be highly flexible and programmable precisely according to the customer‘s needs. Now the chosen imprint of the REINER jetStamp graphic 970 stands out by an extra-large, clear and consecutive number in plain text – to the right of the barcode.

Error-proof printing right onto the box

Since then, marking has taken place using two quick steps. First, the pallet is given its bar code; then all boxes are printed directly with a consecutive barcode, which makes them clearly assignable. Because printing takes place directly onto the cardboard, the error sources that occur in adhesive labels are excluded. Ganter picks without swapping with its solution –newly marked with an individual consecutive imprint.

One solution, many special features

The result of this application in the shipping centre of form element specialist Ganter is quite impressive: The parallel storage of the throughput item increases speed as well as availability. Picking at Ganter became faster and less
error-prone at optimised utilisation. „Swapping boxes is always annoying and costs time,“ Ralf Beitlich, head of logistics at Otto Ganter GmbH & Co. KG, summarises. „This is a thing of the past with our solution.“

The special features at a glance:
• Significant time savings by removal of
a work step
• Simple and safe identification
• Safe consecutive recording of pallets
and storage bins
• High process safety at a very low error rate