AMAZONEN Werke H. Dreyer GmbH & Co. KG commissioned Jungheinrich to construct a new spare parts centre in Tecklenburg-Leeden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The company, which specialises in the construction of agricultural and municipal machinery, will dispatch spare parts from this warehouse to its customers around the world. Jungheinrich provides all of the main components for this comprehensive logistics system solution from a single source. At the heart of this is an automated miniload warehouse with 27,360 storage locations. Four high-performance Jungheinrich Miniloads STC 2B1A are in charge of storage and retrieval in the 52-metre-long aisles. Moving at a speed of 6 metres per second, the STC 2B1A is one of the fastest stacker cranes in its class. Its innovative rail concept and the integrated Omega drive significantly reduce the amount of space required for storage. Through the high productivity of the Jungheinrich stacker crane and its low approach dimensions, the performance and warehouse capacity detailed in the tender for the automated miniload warehouse was optimised even further, meaning that the warehouse capacity saved will be available for future growth.
With its conveyor systems, the automated miniload warehouse is connected to incoming goods, order picking and packing workstations. They use a put-to-light system to simplify the order picking process. To control all logistics processes, the AMAZONE warehouse management software is based on Jungheinrich’s Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Warehouse Control System (WCS). The scope also includes rack construction for manually operated narrow-aisle storage with 33 aisles, each with ten levels and space for a total of 12,800 pallet cages which can bear up to 1,000 kilograms. There is also rod storage with six rows of shelves for storing longloads.