Plug & play capability means that each Vectura crane is prewired, parameterized and tested prior to delivery, which speeds up installation and commissioning at the customer site. Vectura’s reliability is based on superior product quality using proven standard components, low-wear operation, and ease of maintenance.
“We were looking for a scalable, cost efficient, ergonomic and green solution”, explained Anders Eriksson, Head of Logistics at Varner. “Swisslog’s innovative solution design was the final convincing factor.” Swisslog’s latest innovation for its Vectura system is Single Mast Double Load Handling: This design allows a single mast to handle two pallets at the same time, increasing the throughput and cost efficiency of automated high-bay pallet warehouses. A major international furniture retailer is already using this solution in Malaysia.
“In recent years, our company strategy has focused primarily on future-proof data-driven logistics solutions for the light goods sector as well as robotics,” adds Christian Baur. “At the same time, our pallet technology continues to play an important role. It’s the backbone of our company, and that won’t change.” Over the decades, Swisslog has built a reputation for its pallet handling technology, which forms the foundation of many automated high-bay warehouses.
Today, innovations such as PowerStore, a Swisslog pallet shuttle system first used in the beverage industry, expand classic solutions and boost their performance. Flexible software modules enable the smart integration of pallet systems into state-of-the-art IT infrastructure. Condition Monitoring, as implemented at pharmaceutical company Roche, ensures seamless process control and minimizes the risk of unplanned downtimes. “We’re excited to see what the next 50 years will hold for our pallet technology,” says Baur in closing.