Package Handling
DCS’s design and engineering team has more than 40 years of experience creating unique parcel handling systems for diverse customer applications. With installations including semi-automated handling in small city distribution centers and fully automated, integrated hubs with advanced conveyor and sorter equipment, DCS routinely thinks outside the box.
E-Commerce and Multi-Channel Fulfillment
DCS designs and implements end-to-end warehouse automation solutions for e-commerce and multi-channel retailers that address numerous workflow challenges. This includes solutions for receiving, putaway, storage, replenishment, order fulfillment, picking, packing, sortation, and outbound shipping. Our custom integrated warehouse, distribution, and fulfillment systems draw from a deep pool of conventional, semi-automated, and automated material handling technologies.
Various Distribution Applications
Whether an operation is considering the construction of a new distribution or fulfillment center, or a retrofit or expansion of an existing facility, it’s important to create a solution that fits the overarching supply chain strategy. DCS has four decades of experience designing and integrating comprehensive, end-to-end material handling solutions that meet a multitude of operational goals. Whether conventional, semi-automated, or fully automated, DCS can help your organization implement a custom solution that meets its goals while maximizing return on investment (ROI).
Supply Chain Consulting
The DCS Supply Chain Consulting team offers a range of services to help your operations address the challenges it faces. Working in partnership with you, DCS consultants analyze your business data- existing workforce, workflow processes, inventory, order data, operations, and more- to determine a strategy that addresses your unique needs. Whether you need an operations assessment, process improvement recommendations, or distribution design services, DCS consultants will help guide you to the material handling system or operational solution that best meets your current and future needs, as well as your budget.
Customer Support
Keeping your warehouse operations and material handling systems running smoothly and at the peak of productivity are the goals of DCS’ Customer Service Team. By partnering with DCS, your warehouse automation solution is supported from commissioning to end of life. You’ll receive comprehensive in-house training of your personnel, including specialized training of your designated internal system expert. Plus, DCS offers a complete package of spare parts and expert system troubleshooting support from qualified engineers dedicated to your installation.
System Design & Integration
DCS offers a broad range of material handling equipment and automated system design, installation, and integration services for a multitude of projects. These include retrofits, expansions, upgrades, and more. While every project is unique, our system design and execution processes are the same, encompassing meticulous attention to detail, frequent communication, and a dedicated partnership with our clients.
About Us
Designed Conveyor Systems (DCS) has 40 years of experience serving major clients in multiple industries by providing material handling, full-scale warehouse operations, and conveyor design solutions that are custom crafted for their needs. DCS does not sell ready-made conveyor systems but builds relationships that empower collaboration to craft custom warehouse designs together. DCS utilizes consulting, engineering design, project management, installation services, and client support to ensure our customers can keep their promises to deliver on time.
With more than 40 years of experience providing automated system design, installation, and integration services, DCS has created solutions for companies throughout the United States in a broad range of industries and markets. We’ve completed more than 1500 projects ranging from greenfield facilities with completely new systems to expansions and retrofits of existing operations.

Parcel Conveyors: Get Your Shipments There on Time

A timer starts in the minds of your customers the moment they place an order. Nobody likes to wait for a delivery – especially if it’s longer than the projected delivery time.

Your processes need to be streamlined to perform these deliveries and shipments as quickly as possible. Not only does this make the customer happy, it can also save you money. Streamlined order fulfillment and shipping processes mean everything is working smoothly. And when things work smoothly, no time is lost.

Parcel conveyor systems are one of the most efficient ways to organize large amounts of packages. This is the first step in the shipping process. And when done correctly, sortation sets the rest of the following steps down the right path.

What goes into these conveyor systems? And how does each section help your shipments arrive on time?

Setting Up Parcel Solutions

Proper design and implementation of the various aspects of parcel sortation solutions is essential to streamlined operations. These processes are highly repetitive and need to be accurate. A small problem in the system can create a large amount of inaccuracies.

There are a few considerations to keep in mind when planning out your sortation solutions. How large are the items that need to be sorted? How many different groupings will they need to be separated into? And how many items will need to be sorted in a single day?

The answers to these questions will point you in the best direction when setting up your system.

While it’s possible to set up your own parcel solutions, it’s recommended to work with a professional. DCS has been helping businesses streamline their sortation systems since 1982. We have the experience, knowledge, and access to equipment that will get your sortation processes running smoothly.

The Role of Conveyor Systems

Conveyor systems play a huge role in sortation. Think about trying to maneuver a thousand packages from one area to the next. Then imagine separating these packages into various piles and moving them to an area for shipping.

This takes a lot of manpower. At their core, these are basic movements. People have the capability to perform a wide range of tasks. Something this simple would be a waste of time for a person.

And when it comes to running a business, any wasted time for your employees translates to lost money.

Conveyor systems perform these repetitive tasks and make it much easier to separate certain items into specific areas. These machines are not complex in design, which makes them very easy to use and advantageous to have around.

Visit DCS to learn more about parcel conveyor systems!


Moving packages means you have to be gentle. The items inside the packages need to get to their destination intact. You can’t simply slide them off the side of the conveyor into a large bin.

Chutes work alongside conveyor systems to safely and gently deliver packages either to another conveyor system, or a shipping bin.

There are a variety of sizes and styles of chutes:

  • Spiral Chutes
  • Straight Chutes
  • UHMW Chutes
  • Transition Chutes

The type of chute you use will depend on the size and amount of items you process, as well as the layout of your facility. Work with a professional like DCS to get the best system for your needs.

Sortation Equipment

Packages can’t move from the conveyor systems, to chutes, to the shipping vessel without some extra help. There is a variety of sortation equipment that help classify each passing package and direct it toward its final destination.

Working with DCS means you’ll have access to top-tier manufacturers of the various items that will streamline your pre-shipping processes:

  • Pneumatic Diverts
  • Cross Belt Sorters
  • Tilt-tray Sorters
  • Shoe Sorters
  • Activated Roller Belt Sorters
  • Push-tray Sorters
  • Bombay Sorters
  • Narrow Belt Sorters

This equipment is reliable and scalable so you can get exactly what you need for your particular location.

Benefits of Using Parcel Conveyors

Conveyor systems do the work of a room full of people. Savings on labor cost is the most apparent benefit of using parcel conveyors.

However, using machines in place of people will also help increase accuracy. People make mistakes. Repetitive projects mean that any small mistake gets magnified over time. Top of the line equipment provides a higher rate of accuracy and reliability.

This also leads to a safer work environment for your employees. A fewer amount of mistakes means a smaller likelihood of workplace injuries.

Your parcels will arrive at their destination in a much better condition when they are gently moved along conveyor systems. These processes are fluid and smooth. A happy customer is essential to a profitable business, and this is a great way to work toward that end goal.

Contact DCS today!