Automated live storage racking, Bito, Elmas - References

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Automated live storage systems

Carlo Colucci

Features

- paperless order picking
- integrated conveyors
- buffer stock with automated loading and retrieval
- order picking installation with automated loading and manual order picking

Function

The automated carton live storage installation (1) which serves as intermediate buffer stock is fed by an automated stacker crane with the cartons coming from the goods-in department. The cartons move unassisted on roller tracks to the picking face where they are automatically fed out upon demand by the second stacker crane and supplied for manual order picking (2).

Benefits

- highbay construction allows maximum utilisation of storage space
- increased productivity due to automated, computer-controlled stacker cranes
- strict adherence to the FIFO principle (first in – first out)

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DM-drogerie markt GmbH

Features

- individual items are picked from integrated live storage lanes
- direct order picking from automated tray storage zone on top
- orders can be picked on two tiers
- automated replenishment
- manual picking
- products are picked with the help of a pick-by-light system
- integrated conveyors

Function

With more than 2400 retailers in eleven countries, the drugstore chain dm-drogerie markt is one of the leading suppliers in this sector. The company stocks many product lines in plastic bins and on plastic trays. Their 36 lane storage facility is serviced with fully automated stacker cranes that provide immediate replenishment to the supply zone and feed products into the flow lanes at operator picking height. Orders are picked directly into order-related bins that are transported on integrated conveyors.

Benefits

- short order throughput times
- increased picking performance
- ergonomic layout of operator workplaces
- fully automated facility servicing
- floor space occupation has been reduced by as much as 30%

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Wäschegut

Features

- paperless order picking
- integrated conveyors
- fully automated loading and retrieval

Function

Single reference storage containers are transported on conveyors from the production area to the buffer store (1). This block only provides entire storage units which are loaded and retrieved by automatic stacker cranes. The stacker cranes are controlled by a central warehouse computer that also allocates the storage locations for the bins. For order picking, the containers are relocated into the live storage block in front (2). The order picker picks the goods customer-based directly into the »MB« multi-purpose containers, registers the contents and identifies the container with a barcode label.

Benefits

- substantial cost savings due to programmed operations
- transparent and accelerated material flow

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