Odense Libraries had an older, worn sorting system with degrading performance and increasing noise level, affecting the working environment among the employees negatively. Likewise, the sorting system, based on old technology, was constantly running, thus the need for a less noisy system arose. With a focus on improving the working environment, the need for better ergonomic solutions also arose.
Lyngsoe Systems installed a Sort Mate™ 2000 sorting system with 73 chutes at Odense Libraries, where the fine sorting for the main library is sorted into a large number of Ergo Carts, which ensures the ergonomics of the staff. The materials for the branches are sorted in special chutes, where totes/boxes of materials are stacked without straining the employees’ backs and from which they can be transported directly to further transport.
“We were searching for a solution, where we could benefit from a fast, accurate sorting that makes it easier to get the materials back quickly on shelves, yet very much a solution that would also give the employees a gentle workplace. We found the answer to both needs with Lyngsoe Systems.”
“After getting the new sorting system, which implies no lifting of heavy boxes by employees, who can drive the boxes from the sorting system for further sorting or transfer to other libraries, we have fewer employees with shoulder and back pain – thus fewer days of sick leave” says Vita Larsen, Manager of Service and Logistics.