Fit for the future through ultra-modern shuttle-based concept
In order to be able to keep up with the continuous growth of the company’s international businesses, and to be in a position to respond flexibly to future requirements, Wentronic successfully implemented one of the most extensive individual projects, since its foundation 20 years ago. In the new logistics center, located in the port area of Brunswick, Germany, now the processes of the distributor for electronics and accessories are faster and more reliable; psb vario.sprinter shuttles are operated in the new distribution facility, for the 4-deep storage of original cartons.
With the new automated carton warehouse, Wentronic is able to offer its customers an extended range of products, with a higher degree of availability and shorter delivery times. The highly efficient warehouse includes five aisles with 15 psb shuttles type vario.sprinter, which, with utilisation of lifts, can be transferred to the individual levels in the racking system. Special feature: The cartons, varying in length, width and height, are stored variably and mixed, up to 4-deep, by vario.sprinter shuttles. This allows for the highest possible flexibility, with view to the carton mix to be expected in the future. The vario.sprinter as such can hold up to two cartons at the same time.
Furthermore, the project includes the connecting conveyor technology of the individual areas, incl. camera system at goods receiving for identifying the article code, a semi-automatic carton erecter, and the automatic labelling of the outbound cartons.
In the order picking area, »paperless« picking plus several sorting racks were installed, for completing the manually picked items. This way, up to 600 client-specific cartons can be packed and shipped per hour. The processes are controlled by the psb selektron warehouse management system.
With an additional area of 4000 m², Wentronic has doubled the storage space in Brunswick, with a capacity of now up to 90000 cartons. The new building (23 m high, 80 m long) protrudes of all buildings in the vicinity, and is widely visible in the port area.