With a retrofit and thorough automation concept, MKM Mansfelder Kupfer und Messing GmbH in Hettstedt is streamlining its internal storage logistics. The special feature: A floor-free, ceiling-guided warehouse handling machine with telescopic column takes care of moving the wire coils, which weigh up to 6 metric tons (6.6 US tons), in and out of storage. Instead of an exchange, the almost 20-year-old device was overhauled and modernized so that it now takes over the processes fully automatically. The most modern control software ensures fluid, rounded and thus low-strain motion cycles.
Manufacturers of precast concrete elements increase product quality and system productivity through modernization investments
The system technology of many precast concrete element factories comes from the 1990s and is based on the standard of knowledge of the then relatively young field of prefabricated elements. Today, rising cost pressure and ever more versatile prefabricated element architecture with regard to forms, colors and surface qualities require new technology standards. The manufacturers of precast concrete elements are reacting to this demand and investing in machine technology and higher automation.