Fully automatic separating buffer
In this case study, SCHMALE LOGTEC developed a solution for buffering tyres and/or wheel rims.
The incoming products must be buffered regularly between production and shipping or between order picking and shipping.
Separating buffers aim to store the products arriving from production in any order in such a way that they can be moved from the buffer store and sent for shipment quickly and sorted according to product. One way of doing this is to separate items according to orders after picking, and then to buffer them.
“The key to buffering is automated separation so that items can be moved quickly, easily and sorted according to product.”
The basic advantage of this design is that the items are put into storage automatically using gravity conveyors. One or more channels form the buffer capacity per product or per order. Depending on the product spectrum, brake rollers and separators can also be used. Items are placed into storage and removed again automatically using rack serving units or shuttles. Here, lifting devices are used upstream or downstream to distribute the products to different levels or move them from the levels to floor level.