Storage solutions from Kardex Remstar 24 November 2015

A space saving solution for the fast retrieval of inventory tools, developed by Kardex Remstar and its industry partner INTERTEX-Maschinenbau Ingeborg Deiss GmbH & Co KG, has recently been utilised by German manufacturer of components for the furniture industry – Paul Henke GmbH.

Paul Henke GmbH needed an efficient solution for its ever growing inventory of tools, which were previously stored on static shelving and resulted in employees travelling long distances to fetch the right tool from the warehouse during production changeover times. Paul Henke needed a storage system that could be installed on a small footprint whilst also allowing tools to be retrieved quickly.

The solution comprised of three INTERTEX TowerMat storage lifts, each 23.8m high, integrated into one storage tower on a footprint measuring just 55m², with a total capacity of 915 metric tonnes between them. Around 3,000 tools used in injection moulding are stored in these units. A centrally operated stacker crane in the TowerMat fetches the heavy parts from their storage space and automatically conveys them to the bottom in line with the goods-to-person principle. The tools are retrieved from there with the help of a crane and transported to the injection moulding production area.
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Kardex Remstar – part of the Kardex Group – supplies automated storage and retrieval solutions worldwide.
“With our tailor-made solutions, you can considerably reduce your company’s storage space. We have successfully installed more than 140,000 systems worldwide in sectors such as retail, warehouse and distribution since 1873.”

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