US Cold Storage, USA: Best performance in temperature-controlled warehousing

United States Cold Storage (USCS) founded the refrigeration and cold storage industry. Its predecessor, the American Ice Company, began harvesting and transporting ice in 1889. USCS has been at the forefront of the industry ever since, providing refrigerated storage and fully integrated third party logistics solutions for food companies worldwide. Leveraging Swisslog innovative automation technology, USCS has opened a state-of-the-art facility in Covington, Tennessee

Seamlessly connecting production and distribution

Swisslog engineered and implemented an innovative, automation solution that seamlessly connects ice cream production with distribution while maximizing efficiency of operation.

Features include: 

  • 336,000 square foot distribution center
  • Temporary racking with 4,000 pallet positions
  • Two Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV’s)
  • ProMove conveyor for cold storage environments
  • Automatic Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) featuring two Swisslog Vectura cranes
  • SynQ warehouse management system

 

Automation with Vectura cranes in a deep freeze environment

Automation benefits at USCS distribution center

Benefits of Swisslog automation at the USCS distribution center include:

  • Seamless connection of production and distribution facilities
  • Highly innovative technology in a deep freeze environment
  • Enhanced safety and efficiency
  • Reduced movement of manual operators and exposure to harsh conditions
  • Production can continue when distribution facility is closed
  • Accurate, traceable hand-off of pallets from production to distribution
Swisslog ProMove pallet conveyor

Swisslog’s extensive automation experiences in temperature controlled facilities proved very valuable in the completion of the project at this site.

Matt Hirsch, President of Primus Builders

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