The new European Distribution Center (EDZ MItte) of the automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler rises over Kitzingen’s technology park on a 148,000-m2 site. In the future, it will serve as the heart of the new European supply network for industrial customers.
State of the art: In Kitzingen an unparalleled intralogistics concept has been created. SSI SCHAEFER installed a 7-aisle high-bay warehouse, comprehensive pallet and bin conveying system, as well as an electric rail-guided vehicle system. Seven high-performance, energy-efficient, SSI Exyz type two-mast storage and retrieval machines will serve the 28,000 Euro pallet storage locations and 56,000 Düsseldorf pallet storage locations in the high-bay warehouse. They are each equipped with two load handling devices and simultaneously accommodate two Euro pallets or four Düsseldorf pallets. The small parts storage takes place in a 6-aisle miniload system, where 12 SSI Miniload storage and retrieval machines operate on two levels one above the other, thus ensuring high throughput rates. Around 100,000 LTB containers, also part of the SSI SCHAEFER scope of delivery, will be circulated through the entire system in the future. Fully automated robotics applications for depalletizing and palletizing containers as well as ergonomic work stations complete the delivery and service package.
With the “Maintenance 4.0 for Intralogistics” concept, SSI SCHAEFER, as system integrator, and Schaeffler, as system supplier, together realize an integrated solution package for condition monitoring of operation-relevant drive systems and semi-automated maintenance for warehouse logistics. Practically applied, 58 Schaeffler SmartChecks in the EDZ Mitte perform condition monitoring of the storage and retrieval machines for the engines and transmissions of the travel and lifting drives. The alarm status of the SmartCheck devices as well as other warehouse systems is visualized in the WAMAS® Lighthouse logistics cockpit. In addition, centrally controlled Concept8 lubrication systems with specially developed lubricating pinions on chain conveyors and roller conveyors ensure continuous and precise relubrication during operation.