Automated Picking - Oy Hartwall Ab, Finland
High bay racking is the heart of Hartwall's highly automated ASRS-warehouse in Lahti. Hartwall manufactures all types of drinks, from waters and soft drinks to beers and ciders.
Hartwall operates a highly automated, flexible and cost-effective plant designed for optimal quality and environmental soundness. Internal logistics and order picking are highly automated.
Brewery pallets are stored nearly 30 high in High Bay racking and are moved using a system of automated stacker cranes and DSP-conveyors. The computer controlled logistics automation software runs the system. The capacity factor of the racking is very high and efficient.
The carton flow racking operates in the picking area of the trading warehouse, where alcoholic drinks are picked for customer deliveries. Beds are filled with roller tracks so handling of cartons of different sizes is flexible.
The storage of the semi-finished products, such as the tops of bottles, are stored on special plastic pallets in First-in-First-out racking (FiFo-racking) alongside the manufacturing process.
Hartwall features the largest automated warehouse of its kind in Finland for reasons of economy and efficiency.
High Bay Racking:
- Height: 28.4 metres
- Pallet positions: 35,984
- Stacker cranes aisles: 16
- Levels of beams: 13
- Bewery pallets: 900
- Max load: 1100 kg/pallets
- Section load: 28.6 tons
FiFo-racking for special plastic pallets:
- 288 pallet positions
- Height 5metres, 4 pallets/line, 4 levels
- Dynamic Storage for carton boxes
- 80 beds