Stack Access Machine - Machines and Facilities

Stack Access Machine - highly flexible automatic container storage

Stapelbediengerät - hochflexibles Behälterlager
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The Stack Accesss Machine is an automatic vehicle for storing and removing containers from a highly flexible container storage. The flexibility of the warehouse is achieved by dispensing with permanently installed storage infrastructure. No shelves for containers or rails are required for the operating vehicle. Instead, the containers are stacked on the floor of the warehouse directly above each other. Due to the technical design of the Stack Access Machine, it is capable of accessing each individual container directly in a stack without stacking containers in the stack.

Initial situation

Manually operated rack bearings allow individual access to each storage unit. However, even with very low throughput, they require an investment in (inflexible) regulating technology. Block bearings, on the other hand, are the most compact, cost-effective and flexible form of storage. In this case, storage units are placed on the floor in several layers one above the other. Access to the blocks or stacks is based on the LIFO principle (last-in-first-out). In contrast to the rack storage, therefore, no direct individual access to the stacked storage units is possible. If block bearings with existing techniques are also automated for access to storage units located within a stack, these cost and flexibility advantages are eliminated because of the fixed building installations required for the automation. The same disadvantages also apply to the automatic operation of shelves. They result e.g. From rails installed in a Lagergasse. Up to now, no automatic bearing operating technology for container storage exists, which completely dispenses with fixed building installations or additionally installed storage infrastructure.

 

Solution

The idea of ​​a storage control technology for an automatic container bearing, patented by Fraunhofer IML, combines the positive characteristics of a block bearing (cost, flexibility, storage density) with the advantage of direct individual access to each storage unit. This storage operating technique lifts from a container stack a partial stack with a first load receiving means and selectively stores the container thereunder with a second load receiving means. It is therefore an automated ground row storage with single access.

Field of use

The Stack Access Machine is aimed at the entire market for container storage technology. The special focus is on the development of new user groups for which automatic storage was not economically viable (with regard to relatively low capacity and / or throughput requirements) due to high investment costs or because of a lack of flexibility. (Especially for logistics service providers).

 

The Stack Accesss Machine is an automatic vehicle for storing and removing containers from a highly flexible container storage. The flexibility of the warehouse is achieved by dispensing with permanently installed storage infrastructure. No shelves for containers or rails are required for the operating vehicle. Instead, the containers are stacked on the floor of the warehouse directly above each other. Due to the technical design of the Stack Access Machine, it is capable of accessing each individual container directly in a stack without stacking containers in the stack.
The Stack Accesss Machine is an automatic vehicle for storing and removing containers from a highly flexible container storage. The flexibility of the warehouse is achieved by dispensing with permanently installed storage infrastructure. No shelves for containers or rails are required for the operating vehicle. Instead, the containers are stacked on the floor of the warehouse directly above each other. Due to the technical design of the Stack Access Machine, it is capable of accessing each individual container directly in a stack without stacking containers in the stack.
The idea of ​​a storage control technology for an automatic container bearing, patented by Fraunhofer IML, combines the positive characteristics of a block bearing (cost, flexibility, storage density) with the advantage of direct individual access to each storage unit. This storage operating technique lifts from a container stack a partial stack with a first load receiving means and selectively stores the container thereunder with a second load receiving means. It is therefore an automated ground row storage with single access.
The idea of ​​a storage control technology for an automatic container bearing, patented by Fraunhofer IML, combines the positive characteristics of a block bearing (cost, flexibility, storage density) with the advantage of direct individual access to each storage unit. This storage operating technique lifts from a container stack a partial stack with a first load receiving means and selectively stores the container thereunder with a second load receiving means. It is therefore an automated ground row storage with single access.
The idea of ​​a storage control technology for an automatic container bearing, patented by Fraunhofer IML, combines the positive characteristics of a block bearing (cost, flexibility, storage density) with the advantage of direct individual access to each storage unit. This storage operating technique lifts from a container stack a partial stack with a first load receiving means and selectively stores the container thereunder with a second load receiving means. It is therefore an automated ground row storage with single access.
The idea of ​​a storage control technology for an automatic container bearing, patented by Fraunhofer IML, combines the positive characteristics of a block bearing (cost, flexibility, storage density) with the advantage of direct individual access to each storage unit. This storage operating technique lifts from a container stack a partial stack with a first load receiving means and selectively stores the container thereunder with a second load receiving means. It is therefore an automated ground row storage with single access.
The idea of ​​a storage control technology for an automatic container bearing, patented by Fraunhofer IML, combines the positive characteristics of a block bearing (cost, flexibility, storage density) with the advantage of direct individual access to each storage unit. This storage operating technique lifts from a container stack a partial stack with a first load receiving means and selectively stores the container thereunder with a second load receiving means. It is therefore an automated ground row storage with single access.
The idea of ​​a storage control technology for an automatic container bearing, patented by Fraunhofer IML, combines the positive characteristics of a block bearing (cost, flexibility, storage density) with the advantage of direct individual access to each storage unit. This storage operating technique lifts from a container stack a partial stack with a first load receiving means and selectively stores the container thereunder with a second load receiving means. It is therefore an automated ground row storage with single access.
The idea of ​​a storage control technology for an automatic container bearing, patented by Fraunhofer IML, combines the positive characteristics of a block bearing (cost, flexibility, storage density) with the advantage of direct individual access to each storage unit. This storage operating technique lifts from a container stack a partial stack with a first load receiving means and selectively stores the container thereunder with a second load receiving means. It is therefore an automated ground row storage with single access.
The idea of ​​a storage control technology for an automatic container bearing, patented by Fraunhofer IML, combines the positive characteristics of a block bearing (cost, flexibility, storage density) with the advantage of direct individual access to each storage unit. This storage operating technique lifts from a container stack a partial stack with a first load receiving means and selectively stores the container thereunder with a second load receiving means. It is therefore an automated ground row storage with single access.
The idea of ​​a storage control technology for an automatic container bearing, patented by Fraunhofer IML, combines the positive characteristics of a block bearing (cost, flexibility, storage density) with the advantage of direct individual access to each storage unit. This storage operating technique lifts from a container stack a partial stack with a first load receiving means and selectively stores the container thereunder with a second load receiving means. It is therefore an automated ground row storage with single access.
The idea of ​​a storage control technology for an automatic container bearing, patented by Fraunhofer IML, combines the positive characteristics of a block bearing (cost, flexibility, storage density) with the advantage of direct individual access to each storage unit. This storage operating technique lifts from a container stack a partial stack with a first load receiving means and selectively stores the container thereunder with a second load receiving means. It is therefore an automated ground row storage with single access.
The idea of ​​a storage control technology for an automatic container bearing, patented by Fraunhofer IML, combines the positive characteristics of a block bearing (cost, flexibility, storage density) with the advantage of direct individual access to each storage unit. This storage operating technique lifts from a container stack a partial stack with a first load receiving means and selectively stores the container thereunder with a second load receiving means. It is therefore an automated ground row storage with single access.
The idea of ​​a storage control technology for an automatic container bearing, patented by Fraunhofer IML, combines the positive characteristics of a block bearing (cost, flexibility, storage density) with the advantage of direct individual access to each storage unit. This storage operating technique lifts from a container stack a partial stack with a first load receiving means and selectively stores the container thereunder with a second load receiving means. It is therefore an automated ground row storage with single access.
field of use
The Stack Access Machine is aimed at the entire market for container storage technology. The special focus is on the development of new user groups for which automatic storage was not economically viable (with regard to relatively low capacity and / or throughput requirements) due to high investment costs or because of a lack of flexibility. (Especially for logistics service providers).
The Stack Access Machine is aimed at the entire market for container storage technology. The special focus is on the development of new user groups for which automatic storage was not economically viable (with regard to relatively low capacity and / or throughput requirements) due to high investment costs or because of a lack of flexibility. (Especially for logistics service providers).
The Stack Access Machine is aimed at the entire market for container storage technology. The special focus is on the development of new user groups for which automatic storage was not economically viable (with regard to relatively low capacity and / or throughput requirements) due to high investment costs or because of a lack of flexibility. (Especially for logistics service providers).
The Stack Access Machine is aimed at the entire market for container storage technology. The special focus is on the development of new user groups for which automatic storage was not economically viable (with regard to relatively low capacity and / or throughput requirements) due to high investment costs or because of a lack of flexibility. (Especially for logistics service providers).
The Stack Access Machine is aimed at the entire market for container storage technology. The special focus is on the development of new user groups for which automatic storage was not economically viable (with regard to relatively low capacity and / or throughput requirements) due to high investment costs or because of a lack of flexibility. (Especially for logistics service providers).
The Stack Access Machine is aimed at the entire market for container storage technology. The special focus is on the development of new user groups for which automatic storage was not economically viable (with regard to relatively low capacity and / or throughput requirements) due to high investment costs or because of a lack of flexibility. (Especially for logistics service providers).