Manufacturing companies without buffer storage may experience waiting times between individual production steps resulting in expensive downtime.

In addition, many warehouses lose valuable space when buffering customer orders ready for dispatch in the shipping area. Manual storage on pallets or in static shelves is chaotic, takes up more space than necessary, and requires longer travel distances and search times for personnel. 

The implementation of automated systems for intermediate storage and consolidation of materials and goods ensures safe, fast, and smooth material flows in the production and shipping departments. What type of buffer storage best suits your needs, saves space, and can efficiently integrate into an existing warehouse?

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Solutions for the production area

buffering with VBM LR 35

The production environment places intense demands on processes and material flows. The use of a fully automated buffer has numerous advantages.

It not only absorbs small fluctuations in the production process preventing expensive downtime, but it also ensures that intermediate stored products are returned just-in-time to the production process flawlessly, reliably, and sequentially. All of this takes place around the clock - it’s a 24/7 operation.

The fully automated production buffers from Kardex are characterized by:

  • High efficiency
  • Easy integration
  • Modular expandability
  • Minimum investment 
Kardex’s standardized storage systems quickly integrate into existing production environments, usually without any structural changes. They fully integrate into production processes - either as a buffer storage between production and shipping or for storing semi-finished products during assembly.

Benefits at a glance

  • 100% transparency provides a clear overview of all stored goods
  • Sequential delivery to the individual production processes
  • Pre-sorted provisions in the correct order 
  • Access restrictions - protects intermediate storage 
  • Storage in controlled environments: clean room, cooling, fire protection, etc.
  • Automatic connection via conveyor technology and AGV

Solutions for the shipping area

Buffering for shipping area using VBM LR35

Manual shipping and packaging often result in excessive use of space, incorrect loading, expensive return costs, and unnecessarily long waiting times for truck drivers. Prone to errors and undoubtedly inefficient, these processes drive up costs for logistics facilities.

Knowing this, Kardex created buffering and sequencing solutions specifically for the shipping area. The solutions are automated, flawless, dynamic, and follow a just-in-sequence (JIS) strategy. They lead to a sustainable cost reduction in the shipping area and increase the delivery area's flexibility and quality.

 Benefits at a glance

  • Consolidate orders
  • Provide packing, shipping, or loading orders automatically
  • Save space - high buffer capacity with minimum space required
  • Reduce waiting times
  • Store and load with 100% transparency 
  • Sort by unloading point (just-in-sequence) automatically

Buffer solutions


Which intralogistics solution is best for you?