LogiSoft is modernizing a High Bay Warehouse in Serbia

NewsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 6/2008

The warehouse is situated in a factory of the pharmaceutical company Zorka Pharma in Sabac. It is composed of 6 aisles with over 6000 pallet places, served by 6 SRM by the company DEMAG, each one of which 30 metres high and weighting 1 ton. The main executor of the project is DEMATIC - a world leader in the field of logistics.

The modernization covers the PLC part, the positioning sensors, the wireless communication, the visualization and there has been added Ethernet communication for the connection with the new SAP system. The installed hardware is: 6 powerful CPU SPEED7 315 NET and a decentralized periphery by VIPA, 6 mobile panels MP277B by SIEMENS and 42 high-technological devices by LEUZE: AMS 200 - for laser measuring of the distance for both the horizontal and the vertical mechanism with control of the speed, DDLS 200 - for infrared communication and others. The general visualization of the system is realized with WinCC flexible software by Siemens, installed on a computer. The whole material stream in the warehouse is being followed by models of all the pallets and pallet places.

The modernization is performed with high quality and in terms and is responding to the two main requirements of the main executor and the final customer:
•An option for switching between the new and old system, because of the necessity of a transitional period of migration to SAP.
•Without any suspension of the highly intensive work of the warehouse.

After the modernization, the warehouse is operating better and more reliably than the original managing system. Mechanical problems, typical for the old absolute encoders, are avoided. The price of the modernization is more than competitive in comparison to the western companies in the area.