Ultimation Industries Launches New Specialty Automated Delivery Systems for Automotive, eCommerce Industries
Ultimation Industries LLC, has launched a new range of specialty automated delivery systems for the automotive and e-commerce industries. The specialty systems build on Ultimation’s success in providing conveyors for sequenced tire and wheel assemblies that can be directly unloaded from the trailer to the plant’s assembly line.
The first application for the new specialty automated delivery systems is a fleet of trucks that deliver oversize and performance-style tires for a major automotive manufacturer.
Ultimation’s fully automated system utilizes a continuous loop of conveyors inside the trucks. Motor-driven roller (MDR) conveyors move the tires during loading and unloading. For example, when Ultimation’s truck system is backed into a delivery dock, the conveyor inside connects with the supplier’s shipping conveyor.
The tires enter the truck and loading continues with the required number of tire and wheel assemblies for each delivery. Once the truck arrives at the assembly plant, it backs into the dock and the unloading process begins. Most importantly, the entire process is automated.
Ultimation believes that many more commodities in the e-commerce segment will soon use similar specialized automated processes to drive efficiencies. Moving tire and wheel assemblies along a mobile conveyor delivery system is challenging. Ultimation is now using their experience in delivering these automotive products to customers in broader industry segments.
In the e-commerce segment, Ultimation is working on various motorized driven roller (MDR) systems for automated loading and unloading of commercial vehicles. These systems can load and unload individual carton/package loads or alternatively mini-container or tote loads of products.
Similar to the way the cargo holds on aircraft are loaded and unloaded, Ultimation’s systems can provide motorized or gravity (hand push) loading systems. Each application is developed specifically to suit the end customer’s requirements.