Tech Logic is pleased to partner with Johnson County (KS) Library System to design and install a unique, custom automated materials handling solution, that includes a drive up book drop and overhead conveyance leading to a 7-bin, single-sided sorter for their new, highly-anticipated Monticello branch.
Tech Logic collaborated with Johnson County and architectural firm The Clark-Enersen Partners to design and install exterior drive-up and interior walk-up "Throw & Go" book drops, which allow patrons to quickly return multiple items at a time. These book drops were connected by overhead conveyance to a 7-bin, single-sided UltraSort patented sorting system.
This tailored design utilizes vertical and overhead conveyance components to maximize the space available to library staff in the work room. It also provides easy access to features such as multi-item staff induction, while moving materials as efficiently as possible to the sleek, custom-fit UltraSort.
While Tech Logic typically installs two-sided sorting systems with bins placed on both sides of the sorter, the custom, single-sided solution allows staff members to easily access all of the bins from one side. This creative outcome is an example of how Tech Logic can customize solutions for a library's unique set of challenges.
The new library also features Tech Logic security gates and several FLEX touch-screen self-checkout kiosks.
Three other AMH sorting systems are scheduled to be installed by Tech Logic in the Johnson County Library System over the next twelve months, including Lenexa City Center Library, which will incorporate overhead conveyance from an outside drive-up kiosk.