Project, a French industrial parts maker, will automate operations in its distribution center in Vendôme (France) by installing a new AS/RS for boxes from Interlake Mecalux. A storage capacity of more than 3,000 boxes, each weighing a maximum of 110 lb, is what this solution will provide.
The warehouse will consist of a single aisle with double-depth rack on each side of the 115' long, 16' high aisle, divided into 12 levels. A miniload stacker crane will manage the inputs and outputs of the goods.
Project will house two different box models, namely: 16" x 24" x 9.5" and 16" x 24" x 12.6" ones. The smallest boxes will be kept on the lower rack levels, while the largest ones will go above. A reception station and another for dispatches will be enabled at one end of the racks.
One side of the warehouse will feature two picking stations where orders are going to be prepared by the 'products-to-person' principle, i.e., the stacker crane provides operators with the goods to assemble each order automatically. The picking stations are set up right next to 24 carton flow channels for picking of low rotation products, as well as outflowing empty boxes.
Founded in 1990, Project is a French company that manufactures mechanized parts that can include either electric or electronic capabilities. Its products are used throughout all sorts of industrial sectors, such as aeronautics, aerospace, power, consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals, food-processing, etc.