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ALCs for automated systems

13 April 2015

Schoeller Allibert, manufacturer of plastic containers and reusable transit packaging (RTP), has announced the availability of a new-to-market attached lid container (ALC) specially designed to be used with automated order preparation and distribution systems.

Each ALC is manufactured to fit the precise dimensions required of an automated system, and features bumpers on the sides to prevent containers piling up and jamming on conveyors – promising a smoother running of operations. With a reinforced base, the containers remain flat to ensure the close tolerances required by automated handling equipment at a lower weight. Wide and comfortable hand-holds ensure seamless transfers through the supply chain.

Danilo Oliynik, managing director UK & Eire, says: "With the use of sophisticated automated handling systems now increasingly common in warehouses, there is a clear need for packaging that can operate smoothly with such technology to create a fully integrated system. As a result, our new ALCs cater to industry demands, creating a positive impact on established supply chains, as well as potential new business for our clients.”

The new Schoeller Allibert ALCs feature an integral hinged lid with tamper-evident seals. Each ALC has loop label attachment points as well as the option to have a logo and a message printed on the side, meaning the totes are safe and easily distinguishable.