To stay abreast of developments in the market, BI-LOG simplified the processes of intralogistics. A dynamic and flexible warehouse was created through a comparatively high degree of automation for small volume goods. In parallel to this, extremely high peak loads had to be enabled in picking and dispatch.
BI-LOG Logistik und Informationsmanagement GmbH is a company within the BI-LOG Service Group GmbH with headquarters in Bamberg and sites in Scheßlitz, Kronach and Zeegendorf.
The company specializes in hybrid services, processing and customizing goods, customer-oriented transport services and IT system networking. BI-LOG also supplies contract logistics and transport management services. As an example of the flexibility of the requirements, external e-commerce processes can be handled.
BI-LOG invested in a required 4-lane AKL (TGW technology) due to increased handling capacity. The conveyor systems had to be correctly adapted, converted and extended in accordance with the client’s specific requirements.
In the course of the redevelopment the system had to be reinstalled and put into operation. Part of the conveyor system was still fitted with an S5 controller that was integrated into an overall control concept. A new warehouse management system was also introduced.
The new material flow management is now closely interlinked with the control technology in order to thus fulfill the dynamic requirements. Furthermore, successive manual processes and procedures regarding picking as well as forklift control are to be mapped in the new warehouse management system.
- Analysis of the existing components and systems
- New hardware planning and control cabinets
- Creation of new PLC software for the existing controllers
- Development and commissioning of the ABB robot software
- Installation of the whole conveyor system and robot as well as all interfaces
- Strategy development re storage / removals and picking
- Delivery of the material flow controller and system visualization
- New general documentation
- Automated palletizing and depalletizing processes reduce costs when handling major client accounts
- More efficient design of packing stations for higher peak loads in dispatch
- Reduction of individual consignments as a result of timely order combination of large and small parts stores, as well as the shelf storage area