Libraries See an Increase in Efficiencies with Conveyor System from Dynamic Conveyor

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Utilizing DynaCon modular conveyors in AMH library systems allows libraries to focus on customer service and may assist with the Budget Dance for New York Librararies

DynaCon Modular Conveyors are part of library material handling systems

DynaCon conveyors assist libraries with efficiencies

Ultimately, it’s all about giving the library a customized product they desire. Using the DynaCon modular conveyors we are able to accomplish this on every project.

Baseline funding for libraries is called for in New York City last week in reference to the annual 'Budget Dance'. With budget cuts in the future for libraries it is time to start looking at ways to do away with the shrinkage of service. Adding conveyor systems for automated material handling for the library material return process may be one solution.

RFID Library Solutions of Minneapolis, MN recognizes that every library should have a automated material handling (AMH) system that increases efficiencies and is created to fit their space, workflow, timeline and budget. With that philosophy, Eric Kohorst, President of RFID Library Solutions, searched for a conveyance company that would give RFID the flexibility needed to satisfy the unique needs of each library. Kohorst believes they found the right fit with Dynamic Conveyor of Muskegon, MI. “We were looking for something different in our supplier relationship. Not only was it important to uncover a conveyor unique design, but to find a conveyor manufacturer that held similar beliefs. Upon our first visit to their facility, we knew we had found a company with family values”, says Kohorst.

RFID Library Solutions customizes and fabricates automated library material handling systems and sorting solutions for libraries. A key component in every system is the DynaCon conveyance. With the unique and proprietary modular sections of the DynaCon modular conveyors, RFID Library Solutions can design, build and install AMH systems that accept patron returns; separate the items while transporting them to the circulation rooms; and finally sort the items into categorized bins using RFID technology.

“With the help of partnerships like Dynamic Conveyor, we are able to offer features and capabilities that are new to the library AMH movement,” explains Kohorst. RFID Library Solutions offers customized library material handling systems that compete with traditional systems. Although traditional systems have worked successfully in the industry for years, they don’t offer the system flexibility that is needed since each library, its process and available space is unique. RFID Library Solutions starts by listening to their customer first, and then designing a custom solution for their very specific needs to actually solve their circulation bottlenecks. “Ultimately, it’s all about giving the library a customized product they desire. Using the DynaCon modular conveyors we are able to accomplish this on every project. No matter what the space constraints, we always have a solution that fits their needs and stays within their budget” Kohorst says.

Jamming of library materials between conveyor transfers is a problem that typically occurs with traditional systems, which include band and loop style conveyors. Utilizing DynaCon conveyors in their AMH systems, RFID Library Solutions has eliminated this issue for their library customers. Libraries have seen an increase in their efficiencies with the RFID Library Solutions system by aiding in re-circulating items faster. With a RFID Library Solution system in place, it’s typical for books and media items to be checked-in immediately, sorted within minutes, and put back on the shelf or routed to ‘Holds’ for a patron. Increasing efficiencies during materials check-in and sorting tasks allows library staff to focus more time on their customer service oriented responsibilities.

“DynaCon systems afford us flexible system design; give us unique industry capabilities and a low cost of delivery,” explains Kohorst. “While their product quality and technology advantage go without saying, it’s Dynamic Conveyor’s people, business practices and the relationship we’ve developed that we like best.”

To learn more about library material handling systems visit RFID Library Solutions’ website at or call 1.877.924.7434. To learn more about conveyor used in these systems, visit Dynamic Conveyor’s website at or call 1.800.640.6850.

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