TGW to optimise production processes at SEW Usocome

Drive automation manufacturer SEW Usocome is building a new logistics centre in Brumath, France. In order to prepare all goods needed for their assembly, TGW will realise an extensive automated mini-load warehouse with nearly 20,000 storage positions, several picking stations and a sequencing buffer.

SEW Usocome is a French subsidiary of the German SEW Eurodrive Group. The company specialises in drive automation - from gear motors, drive electronics, controls and software to individual drive solutions. Its new logistics centre will handle almost 20,000 totes for approximately 4,500 orders per day. The installation will be operated in two shifts per day over five days a week.

TGW France will supply the automated mini-load warehouse, which has almost 20,000 storage positions for the replenishment of the production areas. The warehouse will be served by ten TGW Commissioners with double drive and Combi-Telescope load handling devices. There will be a sequencer ahead of the seven picking stations. In addition, TGW will supply two automated destackers for full totes arriving on stacked trolleys, and two automated stackers for empty totes.

The entire material handling and warehouse solution will be equipped with SEW drives. SEW will provide the controls of the Commissioners, stackers and destackers as well as for the sequencers with their own Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). TGW will supply the controls of the conveyors.

The project will start in May and is scheduled to go-live in January 2015.

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