Modula vertical warehouses to optimise logistics in the Food & Beverage sector

  • Modula vertical warehouses to optimise logistics in the Food & Beverage sector

Modula vertical warehouses to optimise logistics in the Food & Beverage sector

April 6, 2018|Applications|

Modula automatic vertical warehouses are innovative solutions for automatic storage, specifically designed to contain any type of product: e.g. from small electronic components, up to much heavier, bulkier items.

This makes them the perfect solution for improving the internal management of the warehouse in any environment and industrial sector, even those that would seem most unlikely – like the Food & Beverage sector.

How to use the Modula vertical warehouses for bottling: from wineries to large logistics centres

Depending on the type of beverage, bottling can be done in a variety of ways and using various techniques. You can also have a variety of critical storage factors determined by the specific needs of the bottling location. Modula warehouses can be used, first of all, to service the bottling line, carrying out storage as their main activity. Storage of Spare Parts is an ideal example of this type of solution.

Indeed, whether they are used in the production processes of the bottling machines specifically, or whether they are implemented in the bottling process itself, the Modula vertical warehouses help you solve all your goods storage issues. Indeed, the Modula were chosen by various companies in the Beverage sector:

  • wineries, to store, for instance, the various types of labels, caps, accessories and packing boxes;
  • companies in the design, construction and installation of integrated machines and systems for bottling, to increase the traceability of products in the warehouse, to reduce the number of employees, and to store the tools and spare parts for the machines;
  • large hubs for bottling and distribution to reduce the time to look for and transport the parts used, and especially to reduce the operators’ physical exertions.

Let’s take a look at two of the main advantages of the Modula automatic vertical warehouses.

Increase the quantity of items at the warehouse, while lowering storage space

With the Modula warehouses, you can exploit the space available in height, up to 16 metres, saving 90% of floor space.

You can customise the warehouse depending on your needs: for example, by determining the number of trays or how they are divided internally, so that you can store the maximum number of items possible within them. Instead, the load heights are managed automatically, meaning, the warehouse automatically positions the trays so there is minimum distance between one tray and another. You can always add or remove trays any time you want. In 16 m2, you can store 80 cubic metres of goods, for a total of 90,000 kg.

This means, you can use the Modula vertical warehouses to store thousands of labels along with the heavy materials used for production.

Bottling lines will never sit idle, thanks to Modula warehouses

Once started, bottling lines are difficult to stop, which is why it’s essential to have all the goods available and easy to find. With our automatic warehouses, this is quite simple, thanks to the Modula WMS, the software that allows you to manage your warehouse in real time via a simple PC interface. You can use the console to track the items stored within the warehouse, and send them to the delivery bay in just a few clicks.

Even the operators’ input-output search speed increases, with an increase in the overall efficiency of the whole warehouse and production centre. Line changeover times can be dramatically reduced, as operators no longer have to spend time searching for the correct parts for the next planned production operation.

The Modula warehouses can work both completely independently as stand alone, without interface with the company management, as well as very easily connected to your company system.

These are just two of the many advantages using the Modula automatic vertical warehouses. If you want to learn more, contact us!

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