Block Storage

WITHOUT A BITTER AFTERTASTE: AGV SOLUTIONS FOR FLOOR-LEVEL OR BLOCK STORAGE OFFERING MORE FLEXIBILITY FOR THE BEVERAGE AND FOOD INDUSTRY. WITHOUT ADDITIONAL COSTS FOR SHELF INSTALLATION.

ARLA Foods, Aylesbury, UK

The Aylesbury, UK production site of Arla Foods houses the largest fresh milk production in the world. As an integral part of the intralogistics, ek robotics supply’s 90 CUSTOM MOVE vehicles in the chilled store. Over 10,000 storage spaces are managed in this floor block warehouse by the ek robotics transport manager, which also ensures that the vehicle fleet performs its tasks with maximum efficiency..

Since 2014, the 90 FTFs have been in operation at an ambient temperature of 2°C, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

  • AGV TypE: CUSTOM MOVE
  • Load-carrying equipment: Electromotive lift mast
  • Capacity: 500 kg
  • Performance: 1,7 m/s
  • Navigation: LASER navigation

 

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Brewery, Germany

17 COMPACT MOVE vehicles from ek robotics supply the fully automated block storage system with over 10,000 storage locations of a well-known brewery in Germany. The AGVs are equipped with a double pallet handler attachment allowing transport of two pallets at the same time, stacking and de stacking them in a process-safe manner.

Due to the transfer height of 5.2 metres on the fourth storage level, many tolerances have to be compensated. This procedure is carried out by the unique 3D pallet measurement of ek robotics. In this way, safe load cycles are possible even at high heights.

  • AGV Type: COMPACT MOVE
  • Load-carrying equipment: Triplex lift mast with adjustable 2-fold fork
  • capacity: 1.800 Kg
  • Performance: 1,7 m/s
  • Navigation: ek-hybrid-navigation with 3D camera

 

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PET bottle production, Germany

Unstable and unevenly shaped products, such as stacked PET bottles or canisters, place high demands on transport and storage. ek robotics uses 3D camera technology for this, which evaluates the storage situation in real time with software developed by ek robotics. This enables the driverless transport vehicle to recognise the exact position of the goods to be transported and the pallets. In this way, the transport robots are able to safely pick up, transport and transfer even unstable loads at non-uniform heights.

  • AGV TypE: COMPACT MOVE
  • Load-carrying equipment: Duplex lift mast with adjustable fork
  • capacity: 1.000 Kg
  • Performance: 1,7 m/s
  • Navigation: ek-hybrid-navigation and 3D camera

 

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