IMA Schelling - Woodworking
Area storage system

Storage of wood-based panels

Space-saving panel storage

Efficiency starts before a panel is cut

Our area storage system contributes essentially to improving the utilization rate of the panel saws by up to 50 %, simultaneously saving both time and storage space that is precious and expensive. The secret is the perfect interaction with our machines and a fully mechanized and automated storage system. Areas of 4 to 20 m width and up to 100 m length (or more if desired) can be fully utilized. The maximum stacking height is 2000 mm.

Storage, retrieval and repositioning as well as feeding panels to the area storage system are performed by a horizontal carriage that operates fast, accurately and in a space-saving manner by moving along a roller way mounted onto the overhead gantry above the panel stacks.

You can adapt the panel storage strategies exactly to your order configuration. Depending on whether single jobs, large batches or batches of one with continually changing materials are processed, the panel stacks will be handled as homogeneous, dynamic or chaotic stacks by the storage system.

The advantages of our area storage system at a glance

  • Wood-based panels coming in different types and sizes can be stored
  • Automated conveyor system allows for safe and secure handling of panels
  • Efficient and fast storage and retrieval 
  • Panels can be put into storage and retrieved via different storage positions
  • Optimal space utilization in the storage area
  • Panels are automatically fed to downstream panel cutting cells
  • Full utilization of storage space inside the protective fencing and below the guideways
  • Automatic remnant handling 
  • Total height of the system: 3600 mm


If so, we will be glad to answer all your questions concerning our area storage system. Please do not hesitate to contact us!

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