Stacker-cranes are designed for the automated storage and retrieval of unit loads, in high-bay warehouses.
They travel in aisles equipped with guide rails, electrical supply, data transmission and control systems.
To ensure the storage and retrieval functions, the stacker-crane carries out three types of movement : long-travel, lifting and picking.
The stacker-crane is an “electromechanical system” made of a lifting device, the elevator, and a handling device the telescopic forks.
It is controlled with a PLC placed in a panel embedded on the stacker-crane, along with the associated motion sensors and safety devices.
All equipment can be easily accessed by maintenance operators.