How to Improve Total Conveyor Performance
Industry-leading clients, such as the U.S. Military, and UPS repeatedly select WASP for conveyors and other distribution center and logistics equipment. WASP delivers lower costs by designing and manufacturing equipment that operates dependably at high performance levels and that is easy to maintain. Moreover, WASP conveyors have long lifetimes. By lowering total costs and spreading it over a longer lifetime, WASP also delivers a superior ROI for equipment investments.
Sometimes obtaining the lowest cost conveyance system means paying a little more up front for a system that has the consistent performance, durability, easy maintenance, and long lifespan that reduces total lifelong costs.
Four Facets of Success
WASP has discovered numerous ways to lower total lifetime costs for conveyance systems. WASP’s approach involves four facets that together enable lower total lifecycle costs while maintaining industry-leading lead times for installation:
- Listening to you
- Flexibility in conveyance system design and manufacture
- Domestic production (rather than outsourced) with pride in outstanding quality
- Fast and easy integration.
First, WASP listens to you to adjust product design so it meets your specific needs at the lowest lifetime cost. WASP never tries to hammer your well-rounded needs into the square hole of a standard equipment offering.
Second, WASP has exceptional flexibility in both design and manufacturing, which enables WASP to adjust designs and manufacture customized products with both efficiency and speed. This flexibility also enables responsiveness to tight schedules. Designed for full flexibility, WASP’s four domestic plants have layouts that efficiently accommodate small production runs, and they have production machinery capable of quick and easy changes to accommodate custom designs and fast customer support.
Third, WASP operates domestically to avoid the delays, inflexibility, and reduction of control that is inescapable if manufacturing is outsourced. In part because of WASP’s in-sourcing, WASP employees have adopted a culture of pride in quality, flexibility, and speed. This culture of pride is further fostered by the fact that WASP is 100% owned by its employees, who take pride in ownership, and serving the customers who make their ownership possible.
Lastly, WASP has adapted equipment designs to enable fast and easy integration, as well as fast and easy maintenance. These unusual extra steps taken by WASP eliminate the major source of schedule-breaking, long installations. It also streamlines the work of integrators.
Longer Life, Lower Total Costs: The 2555 Extendable Conveyor
The 2555 Extendable Conveyor is an example of WASP’s four-faceted approach to providing conveyors and logistics equipment with lower lifetime costs and rapid installations.
Among all conveyance systems, extendable conveyors present one of the greatest challenges for reliable and durable performance— performance that lowers lifetime costs. After listening to long-time parcel industry customers, WASP has created the 2555 Extendable Conveyor system.
In the past, extendable conveyors were expected to last 12-14 years. WASP’s 2555 is expected to last 15-20 years or more.
In the past, lead times for delivery of extendable conveyors have been delayed by overseas manufacturing limitations and import/export requirements. WASP’s 2555 is manufactured in North America and installed more rapidly than outsourced conveyors.
While the 2555 Extendable Conveyor can be considered a “standard” product, it is also designed for flexibility in both design and production. It is easily customized to fit each customer’s unique set of performance needs.
Key elements oF reduced repair & downtime costs
By adapting the design of your conveyance system to your specific needs—rather than selling you a standard conveyor system for little less—WASP’s 2555 lowers lifetime conveyance costs. WASP plants quickly and easily adapt to custom designs to manufacture customized 2555 extendable conveyors.
The key elements that deliver the 2555’s superior performance and durability include:
Heavy-duty cam followers and bearings that avoid failure at full extension—delivering durability and availability to extendable conveyor systems’ weakest point.
Heavy-duty drive systems with heavy-duty chains and oversized sprocket shafts—minimizing or preventing costly repairs and downtime.
Protected control cable runs that prevent conveyor movement from damaging the wires that control the conveyor—extending conveyor uptime and lowering repair costs.
Stronger steel structure that exceeds the current upper limits of the parcel industry’s package volumes and weights—extending the conveyor’s life spans into the 15-20-year-plus range.
Simplified design that improves and streamlines preventive maintenance—reducing the number of potential points of trouble and providing easy access to areas needing maintenance. It also helps streamline integration.
In addition, WASP’s North American locations speed response to maintenance and parts needs for clients.
When you need to improve logistics equipment for high performance with dependability and lower lifetime costs, talk to WASP.
Here is a checklist of items you might want to discuss with WASP:
What can be done to design a conveyance system or other logistics equipment that meets all my needs, including?
- Extended lifetime
- Total lifetime costs.
How are manufacturing plants designed and equipped to produce the equipment quickly and efficiently even with customized designs?
Will manufacturing take place domestically to avoid the loss of control, delays, and lack of responsiveness inescapable when outsourced plants are used?
What will be done to streamline integration of the equipment I need with other distribution center systems and equipment from other manufacturers?
How will the design and manufacture simplify and streamline maintenance of the equipment to lower lifetime cost while achieving excellent dependability?
What is a good example of a proven history of superior lifelong performance, durability, and lower lifetime costs?
How will reduced total lifecycle cost affect ROI on my investment in the needed equipment?
How will spreading lowered lifetime costs over a longer lifespan further affect my ROI?
WASP will listen to you carefully to you. Please contact any of these individuals at WASP: