Long goods storage – automated warehouseNews
Challenges the steel and aluminium manufacturers and processors face
The efficient storing of long goods such as aluminium profiles, stainless steel rods, PVC pipes, window and door frames or roof gutters currently demands to implement modern technological solutions, automation and robotisation. These are the factors that often enable companies to gain an advantage over the competition and secure a their stable position in the market. Long goods storage requires a very capacious warehouse space and special care to protect the goods against damage, both mechanical and chemical one, e.g. corrosion. The metal industry faces a serious challenge of storing a wide range of materials as well as a necessity to ensure easy and quick access to selected types of long-bars. How to deal with the problem and ensure timely deliveries to their customers? What aspects are particularly important today for companies producing and storing large quantities of long goods? And last but not least, what is the role of LogiTower automated storage systems in optimising warehouse processes?
Reducing losses in long goods
Long goods are particularly susceptible to mechanical damage due to their signifiant size. Storing large batches of profiles, rods or pipes in a small storage area can result with their deformation due to their significant weight or conditions of intralogistics transport. It is neccessary to protect them from demage to minimize the loss of goods and ensure timely deliveries. The LogiTower automated storage system enables to devide shelves into smaller zones, that facilitates protection of selected types of long goods from contact with other metal elements and access to particular pieces of goods.
Increasing the long goods storage capacity
In case of storing long goods, such as profiles, rods or pipes, it is crucial to take advantage of a full warehouse space available and reduce operating costs to increase the efficiency of your enterprise. It requires a solution that enables to take advantage of the entire warehouse halls height and increases an effectivness and safety of intralogistics processes. The LogiTower automated storage system, thanks to its unique construction, enables to save warehouse space and dense storing of goods.
Easy and quick access to the selected type of long goods
It is possible to optimize the time spent on warehouse operations. Logitower, that facilites access to particular pieces of selected materials, improves work ergonomics and easy depalletisation, enables to save up to 50% of working time. The system ensures the possibility of ordered goods storing and can be easily integrated with the metal processing machines, such as laser cutting or waterjet. Automatization of long goods loading and unloading process reduces the time of these operations.
Warehouse inventory control and increased transparency of warehouse operations
The LogiTower automated long goods warehouse can be integrated with WMS. Employees have an access to report on warehouse operations and goods picking history as well as current stock levels. It is worth mentioning that an access point is equipped with a system of weighing the collected batches of goods.