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Do You Know Your Systems Maximum CPM Rate?


Short Course: Understanding how to Determine Conveyor System CPM Capacity

 
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While improving DC productivity gets a lot of attention - for shippers volume drives revenue. Having the most efficient and productive operation is great! But, if the material handling system throughput is somehow constricted and the system cannot produce at its full potential, the company is at risk of losing revenue during peak shipping periods, which directly impacts net income.

Enabling a DC conveyor system to operate at or near its maximum capacity requires a basic knowledge of system technology and equipment design. The first step is to determining the current CPM (case per minute) rate of the conveyor system - which is not that difficult to do. The following provides how-to instructions...

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Cliff Holste is SCDigest's Material Handling Editor,
and author of our Sorting it Out Column/Blog
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