Sequencing and dispatch buffer


Sequencing and shipping buffer for car engines.

The high-bay warehouse in the heart of the facility is made up of 10 fully automated aisles that can hold a total of over 4,500 units. The engines are transported in specially developed load carriers. Each rack lane has its own supply and discharge area, which connects the storage and retrieval unit with the two storage front zones.
The warehouse pre-zone on the storage side consists of 3 transfer points where motors are inserted into the load carriers. The system ensures that there is always enough empties to take over finished car engines from the assembly lines. This ensures that the production flow on the assembly lines does not falter. Loaded pallets are then parked again in one of the rack alleys and wait for the shipment.
The warehouse pre-zone on the outfeed side links the truck loading ramps to the high-bay warehouse. Thus, the dispatch tracks provide enough capacity to handle 4 trucks at the same time. On the shipping side are also loading ramps where empties can be introduced into the system. The load carriers are fully automatically checked for damage and, if necessary, discharged if the permitted tolerances are exceeded.
In both storage zones there are transverse sliding carriages, which distribute the goods to the correct shipping lanes or transfer points.
The connection to a superordinate control system ensures that the right pallet is in the right place at the right time. This ensures complete traceability of the workpieces.
The throughput of the system amounts to approx. 2500 engines per day.

Our project services:

  •     electrical design
  •     cabinet
  •     Software development
  •     HMI visualization
  •     Electrical installation
  •     Commissioning of the system at the customer
  •     Connection to a higher-level control system

Sequencing and dispatch buffer


  •      Sequencing and dispatch buffer for car engines
  •      Control: S7-300 with CU320 + S120 axis controllers
  •      Component recognition using SICK cameras
  •      31 PLC controls
  •      Over 1700 ProfiNet participants
  •      Period realization: 12 months
  •      Budget: $$$$$$