EuroPal BMS container management system - automated destacking of containers/boxes directly from the floor roller and/or stacking directly on floor roller
The use of totes and plastic crates in combination with trolleys is very common in today's intralogistics and manufacturing processes and has become an absolute standard. Containers and trolleys are used in production processes to transport parts, piece goods, workpieces or products, sometimes with heavy weights, efficiently and flexibly from one station to the next, and thus through the entire production/manufacturing process - safely, efficiently and quickly.
Although containers in combination with trolleys offer many advantages, there are also potential disadvantages:
- High manual effort: Although containers and trolleys can help to facilitate material handling, they still require manual operations such as separating, loading, unloading and stacking containers or trolleys. This can be time-consuming, less ergonomic and increase the risk of labour errors.
- Interface problems: Interface problems can occur when containers or trolleys have to be transferred from one station to the next or when transferring containers to different conveyor technologies is involved.
Especially the interface problem in combination with height bridging from trolleys to a conveyor system is a big problem. Containers have to be fed and discharged on floor rollers, containers have to be removed from trolleys and, for example, transferred to a roller conveyor for further transport, containers have to be provided or transferred individually, filled containers have to be placed back on the trolley and stacked by hand, etc.
Especially for containers with high weights and high performance requirements, the manual handling of containers becomes a sweaty challenge with many manual work steps and little autonomy. But now there is a fully automated solution that solves all these problems: the EuroPal BMS container management system from modular automation for container sizes 400x300, 600x400 and 800x600.