Automatic Storage System
Automatic storage systems work on the principle of efficient connection of racking systems, modern software and a control unit.
It is a dynamic and precise process with optimal energy utilisation. Thanks to them, you can reduce your logistics costs. The main benefit of automation is to speed up production and increase productivity. Its economic benefits are clear.
How the pallet storage system works
The automatic storage system is designed for transport and automatic storage with products between production operations. In an automatic pallet storage system, pallets are banded before entering the system. Subsequently, the banded and labeled pallets are manually inserted onto the infeed conveyor, also oriented, and after identification are automatically placed in the bin.
On the basis of a downstream production request, the selected pallets are automatically unloaded and transported via the connecting tunnel to the dispensing point. The discharge point is also the point of return for the stacked empty pallets. The stacker and the connecting routes are a separate fire compartment with four passageways for the conveyors to pass through. It has a fire resistance rating of EW 45 DP1. The dimensions of the pallets are 600 x 400 x 470 mm and their weight is 40 kg.
The storage position consists of a set of powered roller conveyors, operated by a stacker on one side. Each of the conveyors has a capacity of 7 pallets. The total storage capacity is 580 pallets.
The technical solution is tailored to the user’s specific requirements. It will always be adapted to the wishes of the individual customer.
The equipment consists of a track and a steel column fitted with horizontal and vertical running gear. The horizontal travel of the column on a support rail anchored to the floor is provided by a servo drive via a toothed belt located along the track. The stability of the horizontal travel is ensured by a set of guide rail pulleys. The stacker column is also guided in the upper rack section.
The exact position of the stacker is sensed by an integrated servo drive with zero point control at both extreme limits of travel. A spatial scanner in turn verifies the free passage of the track.
The ends of the track are fitted with:
- sensors for position control
- safety switches
- fixed end stops
The vertical motion (stroke) consists of a table equipped with a roller conveyor. It is guided by guide pulleys along the column. The movement is provided by a belt transmission with an integrated servo drive, with zero point control at both extreme limits of the travel. The limit positions are provided with fixed stops.
Automatic storage system for dishwashers
This automatic storage system is used for dishwasher washing areas. The rack stacker is assembled from SWISSLOG components – 2 stackers have approximately 1152 positions and the NEDCON racking system.
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