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    Automatic warehouses with stacker cranes

    Intensive Automatic Storage System

    Automated warehouses with stacker cranes represent the ideal solution for facilities where height becomes a critical factor and high operational intensity is required. These systems are capable of handling and storing various types of goods, from small packages to pallets, and even irregularly shaped objects. Based on the “goods to man” principle, automated warehouses bring goods directly to the operator, eliminating labor-intensive and time-consuming operations. Automation handles the heavy lifting, while the operator, with functional and ergonomic workstations, works more efficiently. This approach reduces downtime, enhances workplace safety, and ensures consistent productivity.

    These advanced automation systems offer numerous benefits, improving overall efficiency, optimizing space, and ensuring easy and quick access to goods, thereby meeting the needs of a modern and dynamic warehouse.

    Stacker cranes for pallets are among the most widely used systems. They move along the warehouse aisles, enabling efficient management of goods, from placement to retrieval. A Warehouse Management System (WMS) software coordinates all movements, optimizing loading and unloading operations. The choice of stacker crane depends on various factors such as load capacity, warehouse dimensions, maximum height, and required storage times. The main advantages include the automation of goods’ entry and exit operations, always up-to-date inventory management, and error reduction. Moreover, stacker cranes can operate in extreme environments, such as frozen storage warehouses, without being affected by low temperatures.

    Similarly to pallet stacker cranes, there are specific systems for containers or trays, ideal for warehouses with particular needs. In this case, the stacker crane moves along a central aisle between two storage racks. The system operates as follows: the stacker crane retrieves the load and places it on dedicated conveyors, which transport the container to the operator according to the “goods to man” logic. After the picking operation, the container is returned to the stacker crane, which places it back on the shelves. Here too, the WMS manages all operations, ensuring optimal use of available space and facilitating access to stored containers.

    The automated warehouse for sheets and metal plates with stacker cranes represents an advanced and highly efficient solution for the management and storage of bulky and delicate materials such as sheets, panels, and metal plates. This system utilizes stacker cranes that move on rails, configured according to the specific needs of the facility, to handle load units precisely and safely.

    Advantages of the Automated Warehouse
    Automated management of sheets, bars, and plates offers numerous advantages to companies operating in the storage and material handling sector, including:
    – Space Optimization: Automated warehouses are designed to maximize storage capacity while minimizing occupied area. This allows for increased storage density, optimizing the use of available space.
    – Flexibility in Material Management: The ability to diversify storage types allows for efficient management of materials from different processing stages. This ensures greater operational versatility.
    – Real-Time Monitoring: Modern automated warehouse systems enable real-time monitoring of inventory and warehouse flows, improving resource management and activity planning.
    – Integration with External Systems: The interconnection with external systems meets any need for automatic feeding and buffering. This allows the warehouse to integrate with individual machines or complex multiple lines, maximizing production capabilities.

    Customized Solutions for Every Need
    Designing an automated warehouse for sheets, bars, and plates means addressing the specific needs of the customer. Generally, the proposed solutions can be summarized into four main objectives:

    1. Optimize Storage Capacity: Minimizing the occupied area and maximizing storage density.
    2. Diversify Storage Types: Flexibly managing materials from even intermediate processing stages.
    3. Control Inventory and Flows in Real-Time: Always keeping the warehouse status under control.
    4. Adopt Efficient Interconnections: Integrating the system with machines and production lines to fully exploit their capabilities.

    Why Choose MPS Engineering’s Automated Warehouses
    MPS Engineering is a leader in the design and implementation of automated storage systems, offering tailored solutions that ensure space optimization, effective material management, and maximum safety for operators. Thanks to our experience and advanced technology, we provide systems that perfectly meet the specific needs of companies handling sheets, plates, and panels.