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Case Study Spitz

automatic logistic solutions guarantee shorter delivery times as well as fast and flexible delivery

Case Study Spitz
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    With a new logistics center the company prepared in time for EC qualification. The solution enables Spitz to guarantee the highest quality of products and services to its customers.

LOGISTICS CENTRE FOR PALLETS

The increasingly hard competition in the foodstuff industry in Central Europe requests comprehensive fully automatic logistic solutions to guarantee shorter delivery times as well as fast and flexible delivery.

The Spitz group is one of Austrias largest companies in the field of foodstuff industry.

With a new logistics center the company prepared in time for EC qualification. With this vast investment programme Spitz is on top of the latest developments in logistics engineering. The combination of all these facts enables Spitz to guarantee the highest quality of products and services to its customers.

REQUIREMENTS & PREREQUISITES

  • Throughput of 720 pallets per hour in double cycle
  • Capacity of the warehouse of 19,000 pallets
  • Link between all production areas (bakery, filling areas, liquor, jam, mustard and ketchup production)
  • Emergency system in case of failures

SOLUTION

Goods coming from the production areas are stored in the compact warehouse by three automatic links via input/output conveyors on two storage levels, offering storage capacity of 360 pallets per hour.

Furthermore two ITS-input stations link to the liquor production, the jam, ketchup and mustard production and function as emergency strategy in case of breakdown. The ‘finished’ and secured pallets are automatically marked with a barcode, pass an automatic identification and are assigned to the corresponding storage area.

Two or three parallel conveyor lines retrieve the goods from the high bay rack to the transfer cars in the truck dispatch preparation zone. These transfer cars are able to distribute up to 360 pallets per hour in the dispatch preparation zone and assign them to the loading boxes.

The truck dispatch preparation zone consists of 16 loading boxes with three gravity conveyor lines each. 36 pallets per loading box can be provided.

The railway dispatch is supplied by a special conveyor link to the main output conveyor.

The basement warehouse with its 600 storage locations for intermediate storage of products with longer maturing process as well as the order picking warehouse are connected with the compact warehouse by a conveyor system or a lift.

TGW TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYED

The storage is primarily done by three production links where the prepared pallets are automatically marked with a barcode and pass an automatic contour control and excess weight before being transferred to the conveying system.

Directly before storage in the compact warehouse the pallets are identified by an automatic barcode scanner and assigned automatically to a storage location taking into account the product range.

The ITS link before the compact warehouse is used for peak loads and as emergency strategy in case of breakdown of an input conveyor. Prepared pallets are transported to the ITS input station by ITS conveyors. By a transfer car the satellite carrier muli is positioned at the ITS conveyor which automatically unloads two pallets with 1000 kg each.

The use of the satellite carrier muli on the stacker crane and the input/output stations optimized by simulation, makes quick and careful storage and retrieval of goods in the compact warehouse with 10 stacker cranes possible.

The pallets are lifted by the satellite carrier muli and automatically stored or retrieved. When storing muli lifts the pallet from the crane, travels to the storage location in the rack channel and lowers the pallet there before traveling back to the stacker crane.

The assignation of the pallets to the loading boxes is generally directed by the warehouse management computer, but can be done manually if required. The available transfer cars distribute up to 360 pallets per hour to the gravity conveyor lines.36 pallets per loading box can be provided. The output is done up front by electric or manual pallet trucks.

For more information about the company please visit the Spitz website at www.spitz.at.

Our references

TGW Logistics Group

TGW

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