With the emergence of e-commerce, fast delivery and flexibility are key. This demands smart storage management and automated solutions. More automation in conjunction with scaling-up mean that distribution centers require (high) racks with precision and quality. Are you looking for a machine that can produce these racks to meet these requirements? AWL offers fully automated production concepts.
AWL builds fully automatic welding machines for producing storage racks. We have already successfully developed and offered these production concepts to various players in the world. These machines make it possible to adapt production flexibly to customer requirements whilst maintaining high quality and guaranteeing short delivery times.
The horizontal girders of a rack are a good example of a welded part in large production. In one distribution center, hundreds of horizontal girders are used, all of which must meet high quality standards. Each girder consists of a beam with a welded hook at each end with which it is mounted on the rack. Depending on the load, lighter or heavier profiles may be needed. These all have different longitudinal dimensions, demanding different welding methods. AWL has over 30 years of experience with various joining techniques.
The production of these girders involves a high degree of automation. The profiles are formed in a roll forming line from coil (hot rolled steel) and cut to length. Depending on the type, the profiles are then assembled, and hooks are added and welded to the ends by robots. Robots subsequently suspend the profiles on a powder coating line, after which another robot removes the profiles from the line and the parts are palletized. With our machine, all these operations can be performed automatically without the intervention of operators.
Automation is only successful if the machine produces very reliably. Our machines can do this thanks to the stable software of the AWL machine controllers. We supply the machines turnkey and, as an experienced system integrator, we are committed to working with several suppliers of sub-processes so that we can offer you the best solution.