Satellite® Storage System: Capacity up, operating costs down
In 1983, we developed a key technology for multi-deep storage and have been manufacturing it at our Borgholzhausen site ever since: Satellite® storage systems are optimized for multi-deep storage. They are uncompromisingly space-saving due to the highest possible density, area and space efficiency. With a small footprint and storage heights of more than 40 meters, existing space can be used efficiently.
The patented Satellite® load handling device stores and retrieves from both sides of aisles of any depth. The layout can be reduced to one aisle and one stacker crane. Satellite® technology enables extremely compact warehouses and is designed for temperatures as low as -35°C. In chilled and deep-freeze storage systems, this reduces the space to be cooled and the energy costs per pallet location.
Accurate delivery and less wear and tear
Satellite® storage systems offer maximum capacity with medium access frequency and are particularly suited for high load, single-variety channels. Large quantities of items can be consolidated with low to medium assortment diversity. If required, high capacity, assortment depth, and access frequency can be combined with additional sequencing buffers.
Goods can be stored gently on loading devices or without pallets. Rails in the storage channels support the loading devices and goods, preventing damage. Palletless storage saves on pallet costs. The system achieves line efficiency by combining transfer, storage, and retrieval.
Its compactness and fewer standby vehicles make it particularly energy efficient. And its high reliability and fewer vehicles compared to single-deep or double-deep storage reduce service costs. Satellite® storage systems can be the answer to flexible production buffering, minimum quantities, and severe demand fluctuations. And stabilize costs for storage, production, and raw material purchases.
Load Handling Device Satellite®
We developed the flat-mounted Satellite® specifically for multi-deep storage. The storage and retrieval machine positions itself in front of the rack channel. The Satellite® drives in from the storage and retrieval machine, moves in satellite rails, drives under the goods, and stores and retrieves the goods by raising and lowering. With the Satellite®, our storage and retrieval machines are designed to handle heavy loads and a wide variety of formats.
Tight tolerances in the storage channels and special storage profiles that support load carriers with multiple supporting points ensure gentle material handling. This means that even stressed load carriers can be used for long periods without damage, jamming or malfunction. The technology is oil-free and meets the highest hygiene standards.
Satellites make effective use of limited storage heights. Chain satellites have a fast up and down cycle. Lift satellites form complete platform and are therefore used for special pallets and lower quality pallets. They are also excellent for palletless storage of sensitive goods such as corrugated stacks. We use a ultra-flat Satellite® for low approach dimensions and optimum space efficiency, e.g. in existing warehouses with limited storage space.
Long satellites handle large, bulky formats as well as multiple load units simultaneously. Storage and retrieval machines are also equipped with multiple satellites for this purpose. With the ability to handle multiple shipments, we increase storage and retrieval performance, mirroring increasingly efficient production lines.
In short: Over four decades and many individual customer projects, we have developed an unparalleled variety of our load handling device to meet the requirements of many industries for multi-deep storage. Learn more about our projects in the food, beverage, corrugated cardboard and packaging industries or contact us for references from other industries.