Storage without interruption of logistics is essential for fast supply chains. Customers do not want to wait unnecessarily for their goods, and for manufacturers, on-time delivery is a decisive competitive advantage. The processes run largely automatically, especially in larger-scale material handling. In addition to industrial vehicles, lifting tables and palletisers, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and storage and retrieval units (SRUs) autonomously move unit loads and packages. Our products support 24/7 operation because they work without lubrication and are therefore maintenance-free. In addition, our energy chains, cables, plain and linear bearings save weight and installation space, an important aspect especially in high-bay warehouses.
Space-saving, durable energy supply systems for storage and retrieval units, shuttle systems and transfer trolleys
Lubrication-free and maintenance-free plain and linear bearings for forklifts, automated transport systems etc.
Highly resilient polymer bearings for cylindrical and scissor joints of lifting tables
Maintenance-free components for hanging systems, roller conveyors, roller ball tables and other conveyor systems
How can machine parts work dynamically over long distances and still be reliably supplied with electricity?
This white paper deals with e-chains and busbar systems for cable guidance in indoor and outdoor cranes, electric overhead railway tracks, electric trains, storage and retrieval units (SRUs), and cross transfer carriages (CTCs).
smart plastics enhance reliability in logistics. Their intelligent sensor technology reports the condition and recommended maintenance dates of products such as energy chains and cables.
For its storage and retrieval units, SIVAplan has successfully tested the guidelok slimline P energy supply system, which reduces weight and is much quicker to install. The system has now proven itself in series production.
In this AGV, the suspension mechanism is exposed to vibration and high forces at a payload of up to 550kg. For this reason, and to save space, iglidur Z polymer plain bearings are used in the transport vehicles.
High-bay warehouse, AGV, order picker, or industrial vehicle. This selection of application examples shows you where our bearing products, energy chains, and cables are used in material handling.
Automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) are intended to cover the longest possible distances in the warehouse, completely autonomously, over a long period of time. But to do this, they, and especially their mechanical components, have to be absolutely maintenance-free. This blog post will tell you how to use lubrication-free linear and plain bearings to do this and what role slewing ring bearings play.
In the interest of the logistics chain functioning without interruption, sensors are increasingly shaping the work environment in warehouses and picking areas. This blog post shows how i.Sense sensor technology on the energy chain, cables, and even individual plain bearings can provide more control and reliability and reduce costs.
If a cable guidance system is designed for stacker cranes, two problems often arise: space and speed. How do I find a solution that increases my SRU's efficiency?
Our autoglide 5 energy chain gives our customers just this solution. This blog post gives you an overview of what cable guidance systems can do and where they are worth using.
Busbars are often the choice for vertical cable guidance systems in SRUs. The reason is usually their space-saving design.
Our guidelite ECO shows how energy chains can be very narrow and guarantee long service life that has been tested in the laboratory.
An overview of our products and additional information for material handling.
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