Automated crane-served store with magnet lifting equipment
Ordered in the morning, produced in the afternoon, loaded in the evening and shipped the next morning – deliveries of slit strip and material cut to order within 24 hours are just part of the normal daily routine for one of the largest European service centres for flat steel products. To achieve this, Becker Stahl-Service GmbH has invested in innovative production and storage equipment. The automated crane-served store for steel coils is a key element of the new production facility, where two Demag process cranes ensure that material is stored appropriately and staged in time for the production lines. The hardware and the warehouse management computer (WMC) is supplied by Demag Cranes & Components from a single source.
Production and finished goods store
Becker Stahl-Service has installed cut-to-length and slitting lines in bays 12 and 13, which are located immediately next to the store. Four manually operated Demag ZKKE double-girder overhead travelling cranes, which are equipped with radio controls, are used for handling the products in these production bays.
Bay 13 is equipped with a 35-tonne crane and a 28-tonne crane. Both of these cranes work with C-hooks for handling slit strip. Two 20-tonne cranes equipped with DR-Pro rope hoists and grabs for handling palletised goods operate in neighbouring bay 12, where sheet metal measuring up to 4 millimetres thick is processed.