Intralogistics systems for aluminium rolling plants
For the cost-effective production of high-quality aluminium products such as foils, strips or sheets, the optimum integration of the various production processes in rolling plants is crucial. This requires fully automated intralogistics solutions to ensure resource-saving and efficient workflows. From automatic crane systems for the raw aluminium ingots and the logistical linkage of hot and cold rolling mills, through to intelligently designed transport and storage systems for aluminium coils weighing up to 35 tons and at temperatures of several hundred degrees, which are particularly susceptible to damage from the outside.
That we meet these requirements perfectly has already been successfully proved by Vollert in an impressive number of international projects:
• Complete warehousing systems with stacker cranes, automatic crane Systems up to 50 t load capacity
• Charging machinery and manipulators for furnace and rolling mill feeding
• Materials handling technology for conveying, rotating, lifting and turning aluminium coils
• Complete system solutions with rack system, AGV, control unit, warehouse Management/host system and linkage to ERP Systems
Retrofit: AMAG streamlines production
A new heavy-duty transfer car from Vollert is moving aluminum coils into and out of the furnace area in the AMAG Austria Metall AG, Austria´s leading manufacturer of aluminum semi-finished and foundry products. Weighing up to 55 tons, the coils can be shuttled between a buffer warehouse and six furnaces. During the retrofit process, the previous transfer car and control systems were removed and replaced with the new variants to upgrade the handling system that has been in place for over 30 years. Existing installations such as the tracks, transfer areas, and heat treatment furnaces were retained, and the new transfer car was adapted in line with the space and mechanical interfaces available.
High-bay and automated intralogistics system speeds up production for Aleris
Aleris International, Inc. plans to boost production capacity in Duffel, Belgium with a new Sexto mill. To ensure smooth operation, Vollert Anlagenbau from Weinsberg will provide a fully-automated intralogistics system with high-bay warehouse. Up to 32 coils with a maximum unit weight of 25 tons are moved in and out of the warehouse each hour.
Order for a high-bay warehouse system for 45,000 tons of aluminium coils in China
Vollert received an order from the Chinese Henan Zhongfu Industrial Co. Ltd to construct and install a fully automatic high-bay warehouse system for the storage of up to 1,300 aluminium coils for the new rolling mill in Gongyi in the province of Henan. The scope of order covers not only the linkage to the hot rolling mill but also the complete conveyor technology for the transport of the coils up to a weight of 35 tons to the annealing furnaces, the cold rolling mills and other production procedures.
Fully automatic coil transport in Hydro aluminium mill
Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH has commissioned Vollert Anlagenbau to modernise its existing plant in Grevenbroich by designing an end-to-end intralogistics system that automatically loads and unloads lorries, stores up to 4,000 tons of aluminium coil, and uses trolleys with inductive power transfer.
Secure against earthquakes: New high-bay warehouse from Xiashun handles 800 aluminium coils
Vollert Anlagenbau GmbH from Weinsberg is developing a complete intralogistics system with a fully automatic high-bay warehouse for Asia’s leading aluminium foil manufacturer. This order from China, with a total volume of around €13 million, is no easy task: the warehouse, with a capacity of around 14,000 tons, is in one of the most earthquake-prone areas of the world and must be able to withstand shocks of strengths 5 to 6 on the Richter scale. The new production facilities mean that Xiashun is in a position to supply litho material of the best quality.