Habitat Selects PULSE Integration To Implement A New Distribution Center

Habitat Selects PULSE Integration To Implement A New Distribution Center

Habitat Selects PULSE Integration To Implement A New Distribution Center 5-22-20

 

PULSE Integration has proudly partnered with Habitat Clothes to deliver an AutoStore technology solution for their Distribution Center.

Developed in 1999, Habitat Clothes has grown from a thoughtfully designed t-shirt line of eight styles to now selling a full designer line of women apparel to 1200 specialty stores across the country and online. PULSE Integration, a full system integrator, combining design expertise, seamless integration, and intentional transparency, provides clients with scalable engineered solutions. PULSE Integration’s innovative team developed a customized data-driven analysis that led to a creative solution utilizing AutoStore high-density cube storage. PULSE Integration not only created a customized engineered solution from their analysis and expertise, but they also provided Habitat clothes with LifeTime Services to maximize uptime and performance of the system.

The AutoStore system that PULSE designed for Habitat will be built out in phases as the company grows. The new automated fulfillment system provides the following advantages:

  • The AutoStore system provides extreme storage efficiency which reduces the space required to operate the business by two thirds. This allowed Habitat to lease a smaller facility.
  • The unmatched labor efficiency offered by the AutoStore system reduces the company’s dependence on seasonal labor.
  • The PULSE.exe software system streamlines the end to end fulfillment process and improves order accuracy, traceability, and overall service level.

The AutoStore system empowered by PULSE Integration will automate Habitat’s previously manual receiving, put away, picking, packing, and shipping operations. The new facility located in Sharon, MA, will encompass a 7,000 bin, 4 port, AutoStore system and is slated to be up and running by the end of September 2020.

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PULSE Integration, Newest Member of the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA)

PULSE Integration, Newest Member of the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA)

IWLA logo

PULSE Integration, a WEPCO Company, is proud to announce that they are new members of the industry-leading, International Warehouse and Logistics Association.

PULSE Integration combines strategic design expertise with seamless integration and intentional transparency to provide clients with scalable engineered solutions. With clients across North America, PULSE Integration utilizes Industry 4.0 thinking in every design, allowing the delivery of technology neutral, data-driven solutions that adapt to ever changing consumer demands and markets.

PULSE Integration’s experienced team provides:

Transparent Process
From system analysis to implementation, we believe clients should understand how and why selected engineered solutions work for them.

Technology Neutral Solutions
We are committed to providing the right solutions, not the popular ones. Your equipment and software selections should be based solely on how well they fit and function within your facility.

Design Philosophy
Our software designs include Industry 4.0 thinking, enabling all systems to be capable of eCommerce website integration, Internet of Things (IoT) communication, and cloud computing ready.

Strategic Partnerships
During system design, we optimize the value chain and select qualified vendors, while aligning with strategic partners for essential system components.

The IWLA has served warehouse logistics organizations since its establishment in the early 1800s representing warehouse operators’ interests. With the maturity of logistics, it has grown from the American Warehouse Association into the well-known International Warehouse Logistics Association. IWLA represents companies ranging from small 10,000-square-foot, single-city warehouses to large international companies with most companies operating in North America.

PULSE Integration is delighted to announce their membership to the IWLA and is optimistic that this new affiliation will expand PULSE Integration’s expertise better allowing us to serve this growing industry sector and market’s needs.

 

AutoStore Introduces: The Black Line

AutoStore Introduces: The Black Line

AutoStore Black Line Robots

PULSE Integration’s partner, AutoStore, recently released their newest version, the Black Line. This new line of modules is joining the AutoStore flagship Red Line and is designed for high demand systems. With revolutionary, uncompromising design throughout the line, they now offer Cube Storage Automation to users with very high throughput requirements.

The Black Line features the new B1 Robot, a slimmed-down, lighter robot with a Cavity design. The B1 is packed with innovative features including exchangeable BattPack™ Lithium-ion battery technology and Direct Drive Wheels. The cavity design is sleeker, using less space in an area where space is everything. It is almost half the size of the R5. The bin lift mechanism is mounted central and high to carry bins within the robot body. Utilizing the higher body and Cavity design, the B1 can carry and dig taller bins. With a top storage layer for digging and sorting, no bins block the grid, allowing for more sophisticated driving patterns and higher speeds.

B1 will never rest, not even for charging. Their patented BattPack technology is a state-of-the-art battery concept where the robot will pick up a fully charged battery whenever needed. The BattPack ejection tray can drop and pick up battery-units at BattPack stations placed around the grid.

By having individual direct-drive motors in each wheelbase and removing the need for drive belts, the robot acceleration is 75% higher than that of R5. On average B1’s delivery performance is 20% higher than R5.

About PULSE Integration, a WEPCO Company

PULSE Integration based in Pittston, PA, combines design expertise, seamless integration, and management transparency to our approach in small and large-scale supply chain solutions for manufacturing, 3PL, and retail marketplaces.