Intralogistics applications areunder pressure in terms of efficiency: They have to work more flexibly, stock awider range of items within a smaller space, and guarantee faster retrievaltimes. At the same time, storage and handling requirements are increasinglyshifting towards bins, trays, and cardboard boxes. To cope with these demands,Kardex Remstar has developed a new generation of storage systems, which alsooffer high order picking performance and represent excellent value for money,while consuming little energy and occupying little space.
Control cabinets operate machinery,high-tech equipment, and large-scale plants, but also many devices within thecommercial sector and private households. In keeping with their countlessapplication areas, functions, and designs, individually configured controlcabinets come in a highly impressive range of sizes and versions.
Yet most control cabinetmanufacturers still use static storage systems for storing their wide range ofitems. These include conventional static shelving, high-bay shelving with avery narrow aisle forklift and man-up picker, and pallet shelving. Theproduction components are stored in a number of differently sized bins,creating an inefficient layout within the warehouse.
A real-life scenario: Fourpeople each work an eight-hour shift in the conditions outlined above and pickthe relevant assembly sets from 2,000 different items.
With around 40 order lines perorder, they should manage about 70 orders a day. Accordingly, together theypick about 2,800 order lines, which is equivalent to an average of 350 lines anhour. In this real-life example, the four people work through the orders oneafter the other. Unfortunately they often find incorrect or incomplete storagelocations and sometimes also pick the wrong items. The pickers put the completeorders in bins and then transfer them to pallets before taking them to thecontrol cabinet assembly area. Once there, the technicians collect the bins byhand as and when they are needed and take them back to their assembly stations.
库房现采用垂直缓冲式仓储系统系列产品中的Kardex Remstar LR 35，用以替代传统货架和高层货架。小型电子元件保存在仅几种不同高度的物料箱中，最大程度地利用了仓储空间。摆渡小车将拣选好的订单物料盒运送至装配区，装配区也配备了一台LR 35，作为缓冲仓储设备。凭借输送技术，一旦技术人员要求组装产品，便可立即将订单物料箱送至装配区域。
Reinhold Sch"affler，Kardex Remstar的产品经理表示：“对于同样的拣选过程，LR 35只需要一人而不是四人，“突出了产品创新的关键优势。
Instead of conventional shelvingand high-bay shelving, the warehouse now has two Kardex Remstar LR 35 unitsfrom the Vertical Buffer Module product family. The small electronic componentsare kept in just a few types of bins of different heights, making optimal useof the available storage space. A trolley then takes the fully picked orderbins to the assembly area, where there is a second LR 35, which serves as abuffer storage unit. Now, as soon as a technician requests an assembly set, theconveyor technology guarantees the just-in-time delivery of the order bin tothe assembly area.
“With the LR 35, the same order picking process needs justone person instead of four,” says Reinhold Sch"affler, product manager at KardexRemstar, underlining one of the key advantages of the LR 35 product innovation.
新型卡迪斯LR 35仓储系统包括一个货架系统，其配有自动物料盒搬运装置、拣货站和物流软件。多区货架系统之中是一条巷道，沿着这条巷道有一个配备可伸缩夹持器的活动杆。控制单元根据软件发出的电子指令来设置夹持器的动作。它会拾起一个装满小型部件的物料箱、纸箱或托盘，然后迅速将其运送至分拣站。通过这种方式， 每台卡迪斯LR 35设备每小时可处理250个双循环。当两套或多套系统联合使用，或采用批量分拣时，每小时在每个分拣工作站上可处理多达500条订单线。
The new LR 35 storage systemconsists of a shelf system with automatic bin handling, picking stations, andits own logistics software. In the middle of the multi-segment shelf system isan aisle, along which a movable mast with telescopic gripper operates. Thecontrol unit sets the gripper in motion depending on the electronic commandissued by the software. It picks up a bin, cardboard box, or tray filled withsmall parts and swiftly transports it to the picking station. In this way, theKardex Remstar LR 35 can manage up to 250 double cycles per unit and hour. Whentwo or more units are combined, or when batch picking is used, performance caneven be increased to around 500 order lines per picking station and hour.