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Space-saving storage and efficient restacking

At CeMAT Asia, the most important Asian trade fair for intralogistics and
materials handling (27–30 October 2015, Shanghai), KASTO will be
presenting an innovative range of products for storage of bar stock and
sheet metal. The international storage technology specialists, based in
Achern, Germany, will display the space-saving UNIBLOC stacking cradle
system, which is noteworthy for short access times and simple material
handling, in Hall W2 at Stand C1-5.

The compact UNIBLOC stacking cradle system is a cost-effective alternative
for all storage needs when low to medium access frequencies are required
and it does not pay to install a highly dynamic, fully automatic bar
storage system. It can transport and store bar stock, sheet metal and
other bulky goods with lengths of three to 24 meters. Thanks to its simple
operation and handling, it provides quick access to stored goods and can
restack them efficiently.

The UNIBLOC system stores pipes, bars, steel beams and other bar stock on
sturdy, precision-welded cradle pairs. The cradles can be stacked on one
another, making better use of the available space. A spreader beam with
patented gripper arms transports and restacks up to three layers at the
same time, depending on the model. This considerably accelerates turnover
and reduces access times. The spreader beam can be moved manually by means
of a stacker, automatically by means of a gantry crane or hoist crane, or
by means of a magnetic lift.

The automatic version of the UNIBLOC storage system offers an additional
advantage: the KASTO Inventory Control Computer, which manages materials
and storage locations. By organising storage, restacking and removal it
optimises the entire work process. Thanks to continuous inventory
management, the operator is able to monitor stocks at all times and, if
necessary, optimise them during unmanned shifts, for example at night.
Bars are managed individually to avoid unnecessary waste, thus reducing
material costs. Manual UNIBLOC systems can also be retrofitted for
automatic operation.

KASTO at CeMAT Asia: Hall W2, Stand C1-5

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