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Apex Pan Pacific Case Study

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The Challenge Pan Pacific Cement, a subsidiary of the Caillier Investment Group, was looking for a system that could expedite the ticketing process for a high volume of truck traffic at a facility with an estimated capacity of 1.2 million tons per year, interface to a 3rd party PLC loadout system, interface to an existing COMMANDseries system for billing and enterprise content management, and deliver and implement on time. The system had to be ready to go when the first ship arrived. The Solution It became obvious that the Apex system was an ideal fit. As the leading supplier of ticketing and automation solutions for the bulk materials industry, Command Alkon could leverage their experience with the largest cement suppliers in North America to help design a solution that would meet all of the requirements for Pan Pacific Cement. The first step was a site survey while the terminal was still under construction to understand the physical layout and to clarify the specific technical requirements. The terminal would have 3 loadout lanes, each with a 2 section truck scale and 2 surge hoppers overhead to allow for simultaneous loading of front and back trailers. They wanted to be able to operate all 3 lanes efficiently with a single loadout operator. After reviewing the site, Command Alkon recommended the use of RFID readers for quick identification of trucks when they arrive and outdoor LOCATION Nevada INDUSTRY Supplier RESULTS Efficiency and Safety Pan Pacific Cement was founded in 2007 and distributes cement throughout California and Nevada. Pan Pacific Cement APEX iStock Image

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