AUTOMATED SMALL PARTS WAREHOUSE VS. STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL MACHINE.
Handling small parts is a growing challenge for many companies. Although complexity is increasing, the necessary overview of internal material flows is lacking. Goods are stored twice, expensive production delays caused by downtimes of existing systems accumulate, and additional resources are required. This is exactly where the intralogistics complete solutions from Fb Industry Automation come in. Customised and with flexible scalability, they automate the visions of production companies. The article appeared online on the German industry platform “Logistik Heute” (Logistics Today).
DIRECT COMPARISON BETWEEN AN AUTOMATED SMALL PARTS WAREHOUSE (AS/RS) AND A STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL MACHINE (SRM).
Warehouse processes are typically handled by a storage and retrieval machine (SRM) or an intralogistics shuttle. While an SRM scores points with consistent material flows and low maintenance, transport shuttles impress with their flexibility. They manage, for example, various hall heights, long transport routes and changing throughput requirements. In an emergency with an SRM, entire warehouse aisles fail. In addition, both the storage and picking performance are limited. With intralogistics shuttles, on the other hand, storage locations are also manually accessible and failed shuttles can be replaced by others.
AUTOMATED SMALL PARTS WAREHOUSE (AS/RS) VS. STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL MACHINE (SRM).
Fb Industry Automation has perfected the flexibility and high fail-safe operation of shuttle solutions. As an intralogistics shuttle expert, the Fb Team guarantees maximum efficiency. Payloads of ≤ 120 kg are transported with a single shuttle, which is unique on the market. This is a decisive advantage for manufacturing companies where high weights are standard. In addition to this, production is directly dependent on the quality and flexibility of intralogistics. Shuttle solutions are the only options for quickly and cost-effectively realising new requirements and company growth.
CUSTOMISED INTRALOGISTICS COMPLETE SOLUTION.
From initial analysis to beyond commissioning, the Fb Compact Warehouse combines all areas into a customised all-in-one system. The automated small parts warehouse (AS/RS) from Fb Industry Automation is characterised by incomparable individuality and flexible scalability. It adapts perfectly to the framework conditions. The Fb solutions are ideal for companies that are planning initial automation, expansion, or a retrofit.
The high-performance software Fb Stash also integrates existing storage logistics from third-party providers. With this feature the entire intralogistics process can be controlled via an intuitive user interface. ERP connections are also possible.
Individual workstation connections can be positioned as required. Everything is possible, from goods-to-person to a unique solution directly at the shelf. Horizontal transport is handled by the innovative Fb Compact Shuttles. Full automation is already achieved from the first shuttle – cost effectively and as quickly as possible. The number can be flexibly increased as throughput requirements increase.
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