Pittsburgh, PA - October 30, 2019 - Hänel Storage Systems, a leader in the manufacture and integration of automated vertical storage units, has released a new case study for the packaging and containers industry. This report details how eight Hänel Lean-Lift® Vertical Lift Modules helped one organization efficiently provide much-needed replacement parts to its production facilities.
Tetra Pak is the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company, is named after the innovative tetrahedron-shaped plastic-coated paper carton it innovated in 1952. Its distribution center in Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico, supplies spare parts to production equipment throughout Central and South America, as well as parts of the United States and Canada.
All eight Hänel Lean-Lifts®, six of which are high-speed models, serve as an automated parts depot, ensuring that thousands of parts are kept in one centralized location at a single facility. "We chose Hänel because of their impeccable sales and customer service within Mexico, and their responsive field service with authorized, licensed technicians," said Alejandro Sanchez, Regional Distribution Center Manager with Tetra Pak.
The Hänel Lean-Lift® provides a first-class, high-tech solution for storage organization and materials handling that saves time, storage space and costs, while enabling a much more efficient workflow. These systems ordinarily run reliably and failure-free, but should a malfunction arise, the Lean-Lift enables its Expanded Safety Bypass (ESB) feature. The ESB is a series of eight redundant components that minimize downtime resulting from equipment failures, and essentially functions as an "onboard spare parts package." If one system fails, there are eight other systems that ensure that the unit continues to function.
The project at Tetra Pak in Cuautitlán Izcalli was facilitated by Hänel channel partner Lumietri de México, located in Mexico City.
Attached is the complete case study. Additional high-resolution photos are available upon request.
About Hänel Storage Systems
Founded in Germany in 1953, Hänel's North American headquarters has been located in Pittsburgh, PA since it was established in 1984. Hänel Storage Systems specializes in the design and engineering of Rotomat® vertical storage carousels and Lean-Lift® Vertical Lift Modules for a wide range of industries and applications. Hänel provides sales, service and technical support to North and South America through a network of factory-trained channel partners and service providers.
Introduced in 1957, the Rotomat® Vertical Carousel is based on the Ferris Wheel principal. Inventory is stored in a series of carriers that rotate within an enclosed unit and are accessed at a single opening. This vertical "goods to the user" concept improves productivity, lowers costs, increases security and saves valuable floor space.
Introduced in 1994, the Lean-Lift® Vertical Lift Module stores inventory on trays that are automatically measured for height each time they enter the unit. A vertical extractor places each tray within the unit in a location that maximizes available storage space. Trays can be equipped with dividers, totes, bins and specialized holders to store any type of inventory.
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