IMA Schelling Precision Storage systems
Efficient storage of panel-shaped plastics and metals
Our area storage system contributes essentially to improving the utilization rate of the panel saws for plastics, building materials and light metals 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. Each of these storage systems for plastic sheets, building materials and lightweight aluminium panels is designed to meet the criteria of your specific materials. For example, the best storage option for thin panels – which are difficult to separate – is our area storage system with cassette-drawer system. If desired, we will also optimize storage systems purchased from sub-suppliers in order to be able to ensure practical automated production for your company.
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.
High-bay warehouse with stack conveyor system for medium and high performance requirements
Storage space is scarce and expensive, and especially panel materials take up a lot of floor space. When the available space is limited, our high-bay warehouses are the solution. They optimize warehouse logistics and space utilization by offering unlimited access to each individual panel, a high degree of user comfort and, if required, complete stack handling. The faster a panel transits through the storage process and the less space it takes, the more cost-effective the process will be.
In our high-bay warehouse, single panels are handled by a telescopable vacuum pick-up device. Stacks are carried by a multi-chain conveyor on a stacker crane which performs the order picking. In this process, the stacker crane – which is available in different designs – moves on two bearing rails. The maximum construction height is 12 metres, and the maximum length is 100 metres.