Automation and digitalisation determine daily activities in intralogistics. This brings along challenges but also offers considerable opportunities to meet the growing competitive pressure and become even more efficient. Questions about faster delivery times, error prevention, flexible adaptation to performance peaks, and mapping of different picking tasks can be answered in a customer-specific, flexible, and scalable manner. Leuze went through this experience when building its new international distribution centre. Together with the GEBHARDT Intralogistics Group from Sinsheim, the company implemented an internal conveying and storage technology that optimally absorbs performance peaks without being oversized and can be flexibly adapted to future growth strategies.
The floor-level pallet warehouse, the high-bay warehouse, and the automated miniload warehouse offer various possibilities for expansion in terms of throughput and storage capacity. In addition to the automated miniload warehouse, the scope of supply included the conveyor technology with simple and tailored system solutions, multifunctional and ergonomic picking workstations, and the warehouse management software GEBHARDT StoreWare.
The miniload warehouse was implemented as a 2-aisle shuttle warehouse with 38 levels each and five GEBHARDT StoreBiter® One-Level-Shuttles (OLS) per aisle.
A vertical lift in the aisle's front zone transports the shuttle with the container to the respective storage or retrieval position.
Controlled by Leuze sensors and GEBHARDT StoreWare®, containers placed on the conveyor system travel to one of the three multifunctional picking workstations, equipped with a height-adjustable lifting platform for improved ergonomics.
"The collaboration over the entire project period was great. Within twelve months, we built the new distribution warehouse and together with GEBHARDT, we implemented a flexible and scalable automated miniload warehouse and moved in and went live within 2.5 days. We are very satisfied with the overall project result. After twelve months implementation period, we now have exactly what we wanted. A high-performance system from GEBHARDT."
Ibrahim Zuva, Director of Logistics at Leuze
For over 50 years, Leuze electronic GmbH + Co KG has been an international sensor expert in the automation technology industry. Worldwide, more than 1,200 employees at six production sites, 21 subsidiaries and over 40 distributors contribute to the success and growth of the company. Together with the GEBHARDT Intralogistics Group located in Sinsheim, the company realised an internal conveyor and storage technology that optimally absorbs performance peaks without being oversized and can be flexibly adapted to future growth strategies. The heart of the new distribution centre is the GEBHARDT StoreBiter® One-Level-Shuttle-Warehouse with ten shuttle vehicles and 38 levels.
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