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.

Sortation Technologies – Selection

Like all aspects of material handling system design, solid and complete data will allow for the selection of the right technology for your needs. Types of packages, sizes, weights and rates are of course critical.

How do you operate today, and how would you like to operate now and in the future? Changes in package types and sizes, rate changes and potential business changes in the future should be discussed and defined as clearly as possible.

Many users have peak days or a peak season which will often drive the design of the sortation system if not most elements in the distribution center.

As an integrator, DCS has access to a wide range of technology from many leading worldwide manufacturers of sortation technology. As an integrator, we stay current with what is available and can apply the most cost-effective solution to your specific project.

The following are types of sorters that we see and use in our normal business working with retail, e-commerce, parcel and manufacturing clients.

Pushers for low-rate sortation u2013 40 to 60 CPM


Swing Arm Diverts u2013 included here are usually used when groups of products or packages are sent to one location such as feeding packaging or value-added lines.

Swing Arm Pushers u2013 simple and effective sortation for a wide range of package types. Typical in parcel and retail applications.


Pop-Up Wheel and Pop-Up Roller Sortation – 40 to 100 CPM


Low-cost case and tote sortation. Low to medium speeds.

Shoe Sorters


High-speed tote and case sortation. 60 to 400 CPM.

Tilt Tray and Cross-Belt Sortation


High-capacity sorters for soft goods, books, bundles, cases. Often used in order fulfillment operations to sort out batch-picked items or individual pieces into individual orders. Another capability is the ability to sort to both sides of the sorter and the ability to have sort locations densely packed.

Narrow-Belt Sorters

Narrow-belt sorters can be used effectively to feed cases and/or totes to pack stations, QA positions and even shipping lanes. Right-angle or angled diverts are possible with rates up to 100 CPM. Often used in manufacturing, distribution and warehousing applications.