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Double-Sheet Control in Rack Storage System

Sunday, March 01, 2009
 
At the EuroBlech tradeshow in October 2008, Kemper GmbH debuted its Intelli-Store rack service system, featuring
Double-Sheet control in rack storage system
double-sheet detection and control as well as an inventory-management system. In contrast to conventional high-rise rack stacking systems with drawer technology, with IntelliStore blanks are stacked on and destacked from shelves via single blank access. A core component of the system, KISS (Kemper Intelligent Storage Software) records all data of the stored inventory as well as the single blanks (manufacturer, batch, dimensions, type of material).

Key to IntelliStore is the UDK double-sheet-detection system from Roland Industrial Electronics, L.P., Cleveland, OH. To ensure that during destacking only one blank is taken with the custom-designed vacuum grippers, the blanks must be checked for double-sheet conditions. The UDK20 can detect blank thickness and type of material with a single probe sensor at the time of blank storage. This information routes to memory storage to become a part of KISS. During destacking, the UDK20 automatically checks the blanks for double-sheet conditions, ensuring that only the desired blank is destacked and transported for further processing.

Roland Industrial Electronics, L.P.: 216/344-0508; www.roland-industrial-electronics.com

 

See also: Roland Industrial Electronics L.P.

Related Enterprise Zones: Automation


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