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Automated storage - OHRA racking systems Stacker cranes and warehouse management software

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Automatic Storage Systems

Your warehouse needs to work properly to dispatch orders quickly and efficiently. It must be efficient and adapted to requirements: the only way companies stay flexible and competitive on today’s market. Warehouse automation has become such an important competition factor that it is now essential for modern companies.

  • Maximum speed + safe handling saves time and money
  • Optimal stock overview and perfect order processing on the warehouse management software
  • Storage & retrieval machine with cornering technology to access several aisles with a single device
  • Retrofitting from semi-automatic to fully-automatic operation at any time

The operating mode of the storage and retrieval machine (SRM) depends on the function of the warehouse. Choose between a semi-automatic or fully automatic warehouse:

    Which racking system is suitable for an automated warehouse?

    The basis for an automated warehouse is the suitable automated racking system. The decisive factor for the selection is which products are to be stored and moved. For long goods and bulky goods, cantilever racking is best suited. For palletised goods, the classic pallet rack is the first choice. In principle, almost all racking systems, including shelving for small parts, can be automated. Together with the right conveyor technology and modern software for warehouse management, the automated racking system ensures that the advantages of an automated warehouse are fully exploited: Speed, dynamics, safety, energy and cost savings. The investment in an automated warehouse thus quickly pays for itself.

    Automated storage system - your advantages :

    •     Storage and equipment planning from a single source
    •     Warehouse management software available
    •     Wide range of equipment types
    •     Both curve-going and straight-running units possible
    •     Up to 8,000 kg load capacity

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    Semi-automatic warehouse

    The semi-automatic warehouse is so named because the warehouse personnel work with the storage and retrieval machine for certain tasks and processes, such as order picking.

    The SRM moves automatically to the racking position determined by the operator in advance. The precise positioning in front of the racking position is fully automatic, while the on- and offloading of e.g. wooden boards is controlled by the operator over a manual command. This is also the case for the raising and lowering of loads and for the direction of movement of the forks.

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    Fully automatic warehouse

    In contrast to the semi-automatic warehouse, in the fully automatic warehouse mode, all processes are pre-set on the warehouse management software. All commands are transmitted automatically to the control unit of the storage and retrieval machine. All the steps involved, including start-up of the racking unit, exact positioning in front of the racking position, lifting and lowering of loads, and the journey to the pick-up station are fully automated, without any involvement by warehouse staff.

    All the info at a glance:

    • Very narrow aisle widths
    • Connection to your warehouse management system
    • Top storage level up to 20 metres high. Loads of up to 5 tonnes
    • One storage and retrieval machine can serve several aisles
    • Storage of products up to 8 metres long

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    [Translate "International (English)"] Stacker crane - automatic storage system
    [Translate "International (English)"] A two-mast stacker crane with a platform for commissions
    [Translate "International (English)"] Transfer station in an automatic storage system
    [Translate "International (English)"] The goods are transferred to the stacker crane in the transit lock. Then everything runs fully automatically
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    [Translate "International (English)"] The stacker crane can travel along several racking aisles. This is made possible by the curved technology of the unit
    [Translate "International (English)"] Stacker crane in an automatic racking system
    [Translate "International (English)"] Everything is controlled automatically from the display of the stacker crane
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    [Translate "International (English)"] Aisle travel with the stacker crane. An extension from semi- to fully-automatic is possible at any time
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    [Translate "International (English)"] If required, the warehouse staff can fetch the order picking directly from the shelf compartment.
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    Fully automatic order picking warehouse

    Storage and retrieval, picking and provision of the order-related packages are fully automated. This not only increases the efficiency of the entire storage and order picking process, but also enables a high area utilisation and reduces damage to the goods. The concept of using the advantages of two-stage picking is completely new: A storage and retrieval machine (SRM) handles the storage and retrieval of packages in the warehouse. If a shipping order requires the picking of different individual sheets, a vacuum manipulator has the corresponding articles ready for shipping, whereby several orders can be processed in parallel. Thus, two separate systems put the orders together very efficiently in the smallest of spaces.

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    Stacker cranes

    A stacker crane is a rail-guided vehicle for handling goods in an automatic racking system. The maximum height of a stacker crane is 46 metres. Depending on the stored goods, weight and dimensions, a distinction is made between different types of stacker cranes. Three of them are described below:

    OHRA two-mast stacker crane for long goods and heavy products

    With a load-bearing capacity of up to 8 tons, the device from this model range is particularly useful when handling heavy and large-volume goods in high-rise racks is required. This is particularly the case in the building materials, timber, slab or paper-processing industries. Thus, economic storage is possible with a small footprint. Using the “man at the goods” principle, the manual standard devices with standard platforms can be used for direct order-picking at the rack.

    OHRA stacker cranes for long goods – your benefits

    • Particularly suited for long goods
    • Bearing loads of up to 8,000 kg
    • Device can be delivered with a platform for manual order-picking
    • Curve-operation - handling of several aisles possible

    OHRA stacker crane for storage heights of up to 12 m

    For automatic storage of Euro pallets and pallet cages in storage heights of up to 12 metres, OHRA provides a special stacker crane model as a true alternative of VNA trucks. The device can be curve-operated, is favourably priced and is based on a modular concept. Its special chassis also allows for direct driving on the hall floor.

    OHRA stacker cranes for storage heights of up to 12 m – your benefits

    • Particularly suited for order-picking warehouses or automated buffer warehouses
    • Building height of up to 12 m
    • Alternative for very narrow aisle warehouses
    • Curve-operation - handling of several aisles possible


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      Using the “man at the goods” principle, the devices with platforms can be used for direct order-picking at the rack.
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      Detail of the power supply for the retrieval unit
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      Automatic storage of chipboards in a timber trade warehouse
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      Storage and retrieval units with a picking platform working at a timber and construction material wholesaler in France
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      Storage and retrieval unit, working in a cantilever racking system. Guide rails on both sides
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      automatic storage in cantilever racking. View into an aisle with a retrieval unit.

      OHRA stacker crane for storage heights of up to 25m

      This OHRA stacker crane is intended for storage of pallets and pallet caged materials in high-rise racks of up to 25 metres and has successfully performed in the automation market for decades. Typically equipped with telescopic forks for single- or double-depth storage or alternatively with a shuttle system or special load-carrying device – with customised configuration depending on requirements. Fully automatic option or semi-automatic operation with complete driver’s cabin.

      OHRA stacker cranes for high-rise racks – your benefits

      • Particularly suited for high-performance warehouses
      • For pallets and pallet cages, building heights up to 25 m
      • Curve-operation - handling of several aisles possible
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      Stacker crane. Curve-operation - handling of several aisles possible

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      The entire material flow of a warehouse or a production facility can be controlled fully automatically

      Warehouse management software

      The entire material flow of a warehouse or a production facility can be controlled fully automatically. Our strengths are especially in scenarios with new products, where the goal is to adjust the logistics system to your existing organisation structure, not the other way around(!). The basis for this is an initial analysis of the actual situation and a jointly deduced future forecast. Based on the data collected on item turnover and company structure, we will develop solution concepts together with your employees. These will later be used as a specification book for automated storage.

      OHRA warehouse management software - digital automation

      The WMS is a comprehensive and optionally configurable standard system. You can achieve fast and lasting cost savings through optimum deployment of employees and technical system and simultaneous improvement of the process quality and reduction of the storage volume.

      OHRA warehouse management software

      • Analysis of the actual situation
      • Solution development
      • Presentation of results
      • Compilation of the specifications book
      • Optimisation of storage capacity
      • Fifo-Lifo-BBD
      • ABC classification
      • Blocking of bays/stock
      • Order-picking optimisation

      References for automated storage solutions

      CAB 56
      Drevo Trust
      CAB 56

      CAB 56

      Inauguration of Warehouse with Trend-Setting Technology

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      Half-automated storage – Central warehouse with 3 automatic rack-mounted units

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      The heart of Robert Fehr’s new building in Andelfingen, Switzerland, is a semi-automated warehouse for wooden boards up to 6,0 metres long and 2,5 metres wide.

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      Drevo Trust

      Drevo Trust

      Drevo Trust has commissioned one of the first fully automatic warehouses for wooden plate materials in the Czech Republic.

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