Böllhoff Produktion GmbH optimizes assembly processes with fully automated Kardex solution
24 July 2023, Company News
Böllhoff Produktion GmbH in Bielefeld is one of a total of 14 production sites worldwide. Automatic assembly machines are used in production to assembly various components into high-quality finished parts. Currently, the replenishment bins with these components are stored on pallets directly in production. A manually picked 30-hour buffer is right next to the machines. This process requires a lot of effort, occupies a lot of production space, and makes it difficult to keep track of the items in stock. In addition, finished goods are stored on pallets.
Transparent storage & fully automated retrieval of production parts
Space-saving storage of finished parts
The finished parts manufactured in production must be buffered in a space-saving manner until delivery. The two Kardex Compact Buffers store a total of approximately 1,900 bins on a small footprint of only 67 m². Employees request a BITO LEO transporter, which picks up the finished boxes at the assembly machine and transports them to the Kardex Compact Buffer, where they are stored fully automatically.
As soon as a batch reaches a certain number of pieces, the automatic retrieval of these finished orders starts and the shipping can be prepared.
Automatic transport via BITO LEO Transporter
"With the Kardex Compact Buffer, we have chosen a solution that enables us to store and retrieve our articles in a fully automated and centralized manner. The transparency, space savings and process reliability will bring us enormous benefits and flexibility. "One-Peace-Flow" - likewise a big step into the digital future."
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) André Koring, Head of Intralogistics, Böllhoff Produktion GmbH