Fresenius Kabi gets automated with SSI Schaefer
12 December 2012
Pharmaceutical giant, Fresenius Kabi, has opened a new fully automated, high-bay warehouse at Cargo Centre Graz (CCG), planned, designed and installed by SSI Schaefer. The fully automated high bay warehouse contains 2
The fully automated high bay warehouse contains 2 aisles inclusive of two stacker cranes, controlled by logistics software WAMAS, with double deep storage. The racking system, with a length of 94m, a width of 15m and a height of 26m, provides a storage capacity for 7500 Euro and industrial pallets. A conveying system platform, containing 36 drive units, plus two other platforms for ventilation units are located in the upper warehouse level.
The overall system is operated by WAMAS including 490 digital inputs and 236 digital outputs. Simultaneously, the WAMAS material flow calculator controls the flow of goods on the conveying systems and ensures the transport to and from the pallet storage locations.
Due to the nature of the products being stored, the warehouse has three temperature zones for its different sections ranging from -15Â°C to room temperature - these areas include an oxygen-reduced, fully automated high bay warehouse, a clean area for the sampling of products and a state of the art monitoring system.
The new Fresenius Kabi logistics facility accommodates the company's complete warehouse management system, the goods-in area and picking area. It will serve as the base for the company-owned trucks that supply hospitals and pharmacies throughout Austria but perhaps more importantly will operate as a central logistics interface to supply Eastern European markets as well as patients from all over the world.