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High density storage part of automation revamp

11 April 2019

KB Components, one of Scandinavia's leading manufacturers of plastic components, has chosen Swisslog as its partner for automation and logistics development.

The two companies started collaborating back in 1986 with the installation of automated pallet cranes and now, more than 30 years later, they have chosen Swisslog as their partner again for the replacement of this market leading technology.

“Over the years, we have had a great cooperation with Swisslog for the service and system support of our pallet cranes at our facility in Sweden. This latest project is the result of an ambitious review of our logistics process. A natural first step is to replace the cranes, upgrade our WMS and modernise our conveyor systems in our warehouse for finished goods,” says Kent Brickling, logistics manager at KB Components.

Three-week installation

The project consists of three new Vectura S22 cranes, extended racking with 720 pallet locations and upgrades of the WMS system. All of this will be installed in three weeks at KB Components’ production facility in Örkelljunga, during the summer of 2019.

The Vectura crane is unbeatable in every dimension. It performs equally well in temperatures as low as -30°C in a frozen food warehouse or in ambient environments as high as +50°C. Depending on the storage density and throughput requirements of a warehouse, it can handle one, two or more loads in single, double, triple and multi-deep layouts.

“Our strong cooperation with Swisslog spans more than thirty years. This, together with Swisslog’s ability to provide a rapid installation schedule, were the factors that became crucial for our choice of partner,” concludes Kent.