There is a suitable warehouse for every commodity. We will be glad to assist you in answering the basic question which type of warehouse is right for you.
All of our new construction projects are preceded by an intensive phase of investigation, analysis and assessment. Determining the basic planning data is essential to this. Current and target figures must be analysed. The results thereof are key to the decision-making process. For this, we closely examine your warehouse logistics requirements and determine which system solution will safeguard your investment in the long term.
Westfalia offers you automated storage systems for different products, load carriers and temperature zones for use in self-contained buildings within high-bay warehouses or as a rack supported building. We mainly specialise in single and double-deep storage, high-density storage as well as hybrid storage systems.
This type of storage facilitates direct access to each unit load. This conventional warehouse layout includes one or more aisles equipped with a storage and retrieval machine (SRM). Stock is stored and retrieved using a load handling device, e.g. a telescopic fork.
Suitable for companies with a wide variety of items. The ratio of the storage capacity to the number of items, as indicated in a key figure, is accordingly low.
The warehouse configuration is similar to that of single-deep warehouses, but the compartment for one unit load is directly behind a second one. This warehouse topology allows only every other access to the respective unit loads if there are different items in each storage compartment.
Such configurations pose restrictions in terms of the level of item variety. Besides storage capacity, the throughput achieved by the SRMs also plays a key role.
In this case unit loads are stored multiple units deep. A shuttle, which serves as a load handling device, can be used for storage. The particular benefit of this type of storage system is that just one SRM is needed in a best-case scenario to serve both the left and right storage blocks and therefore the entire warehouse.
This type of warehouse offers optimal space utilisation. The variety of items can be low to medium. The respective system solution determines whether additional SRMs are used.
This type of storage combines traditional and innovative warehouse logistics technologies within a single new system. In a hybrid storage system, the systems can also work separately and do not necessarily have to depend on one another. The conceptual basis is the technology of the Aviator® off-floor storage and retrieval machines
Aviator® and rack levels are positioned directly above parallel conveyor routes. Thus, valuable floor space is saved and full use is made of the ceiling height of the hall. This is an intelligent way to achieve high storage density and improve handling performance.