Posted November 15, 2016

Actylus 8100/8200 model smart bin systems

Apex Supply Chain Technologies introduced the the ACTYLUS 8100 and 8200.

ACTYLUS 8100 and 8200These smart bin systems enable operations with assembly and compact manufacturing cells to take advantage of replenishment automation to ensure bin supplies never run out.

The devices are compact, at one shelf (14.5 inches) and two shelves high (22 inches), respectively. They are ideal for use in benchtop and wall mount applications, including assembly cells and individual workstations. 

ACTYLUS Smart Bin Systems automate Kanban and the vendor managed inventory (VMI) process. This eliminates the need for labor-intensive manual bin scanning, which is known for being inefficient, wasteful and expensive. It also virtually eliminates stock-outs and rush shipments. The 8100 and 8200 models have even more use cases, increasing the impact smart bins are already having on inventory replenishment processes.

“ACTYLUS brings several point-of-work benefits to a company’s operations,” says Kent Savage, Apex Supply Chain Technologies founder and CEO. “Deploying ACTYLUS in individual workstations will save workers even more steps and free up even more valuable floor space. When you consider our smart bins are handling inventory often considered part of a company’s unmanageable tail spend, the impact on efficiency and productivity is considerable.”

With every inch of floor space being scrutinized as part of continuous improvement programs, the ACTYLUS 8100 and 8200 take the smart bin system’s already space-saving footprint to the next level. Either model can be used with an optional riser or wall mount that raises the bins off the work surface, conserving benchtop work space.