Peet's Coffee Fulfillment

High Speed Small Parcel Shipping

FloShipper™ systems provide high-speed automated package handling and sortation for distribution by carrier. FloShipper is designed specifically for small parcel B2B and B2C applications with multiple carrier options. Each system is tailored to your specific requirements with the most cost-effective components. Installation of each system includes integration with your existing materials handling equipment. FloShipper delivers your parcels to the dock fast and accurately, with major savings in labor cost.

FloShipper includes an industrial grade PC-based control system and user HMI screen. Point-and-click options allow for instant changes as requirements demand. The easy flowchart programming allows your maintenance staff to be independent of 3rd party support. The system interfaces with major shipping management and delivery confirmation software and provides address labels for major carriers.

Peet's Coffee & Tea is a leading custom coffee roaster and beverage outlet. FloStor installed a FloShipper system in their Oakland mail order and ecommerce fulfillment center. The high-speed sortation loop conveyor system enhanced the logistic capabilities of the expanding DC operation.

A pick order is fulfilled by hand and a corresponding bar code label is attached to the box. Based on the information on the bar code, the system verifies that the parcel is within expected weight limits to insure that expected weight is equal to packed weight. Verified parcels are routed to the appropriate shipping lane, and confirmation data is uploaded to the host WMS. The PC controlled system displays provide graphical annunciation of alarming, jam, and motor conditions via the HMI.

Byer California is a leading fashion clothing manufacturer of juniors, girls, and misses sportswear and dress apparel. Among their customers are JCPenny and the major divisions of Federated Department Stores. Byer required a high-speed automated parcel handling system to handle fast-growing B2B sales. FloStor installed the high-speed FloShipper™ system in Byer’s San Francisco and Los Angeles facilities.

The FloShipper system directs small-lot parcels through automated box taping and weighing equipment. The system applies shipping labels; parcels are then automatically sorted according to shipping directives. The fast-track installation took place over a single weekend, with no downtime to shipping operations. With an output of one parcel every five seconds, Byer has maximized efficiencies and increased productivity by 30%.

  • Package Spacing Conveyors
  • Automated Package Sealer/Taper
  • Automated Dynamic Scale
  • Line Scanners
  • Automated Label Printing and Application
  • Automated Contents Verification
  • Automated Carrier and Reject Sortation
  • Carrier Destination Conveyors
  • Manifest and WMS/Order Fulfilment Interface
  • Control System and HMI Interface
  • Throughput: 50 per minute
  • Weight: 150 lbs; accuracy ± .01 lbs.
  • Volume: 36” depth, 48” width, 24” height