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  • Since the last four decades Unitechnik Systems GmbH is considered to be among the leading suppliers of industry automation and informatics. We plan and realize tailored systems for the in-house logistics and production.

    We operate on a worldwide scale. Our solutions endow the customers with long term benefits: efficient, durable and operator friendly. In this process, our professional project management lays the foundation for the project success.

    We aim at long term business relations based on partnership. This applies to both suppliers and customers. We consider the expert support for the realized systems by our service department as very important.
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  • Logistic Systems

  • Turnkey overall solutions for intralogistics

    Thinking it out in detail, then acting purposefully. This is the philosophy which Unitechnik as general contractor consistently realizes in the intralogistics on a worldwide scale. The result: tailored logistics systems, which achieve a high measure of efficiency through automation and system integration. With an experience of more than 40 years our engineers know how customer specific solutions can be realized with high cost efficiency.

    Unitechnik always considers intralogistics as a whole. In a governing overall concept we perfectly and mutually coordinate warehouse and transport systems, the control technique, as well as the warehouse management system. Your decisive advantage: when selecting individual components, we advice manufacturer independently. In this way, tailored logistics systems arise under the responsibility of an experienced general contractor.

    A relationship with the customer based on partnership, committed project management and personal support lay the foundation for the success of our logistics projects. In our offers we describe your requirements in detail and think a step further. This way we show you what is technically possible for your intralogistics and makes economic sense. In doing so, we draw on our wealth of experience in different sectors with a variety of different system solutions.

    Our expertise for tailored logistics systems includes:

    • System integration
    • Warehouse technique
    • Transport systems
    • Automation technique and electrical equipment
    • Warehouse management software
    • Retrofit / modernization
    • Energy efficiency
      • Systemintegration - Tailored logistics center

      • As experienced general contractor Unitechnik takes over the total responsibility for your logistics center. To this end, we analyze your individual process operations and show you optimization potentials. In our offer we describe a tailored logistics center, which will meet your requirements.

        With the selection of the system components we advice manufacturer independently.

        Our team of experts accompanies you from the beginning of the planning phase up to the productive operation of the logistics systems. As general contractor with an experience of more than 40 years, Unitechnik is focused on the overall project at all times. In a functional specification document we show you already from the beginning of the construction all the steps and arrange these chronologically in order. For the comprehensive automation of your logistics center we mutually coordinate warehouse technique, process control and warehouse management system.

        Our performances for the system integration include:
        • Potential analysis
        • Planning
        • Selection of system components
        • Simulation
        • Overall project management
        • System test and emulation
        • Assembly and start-up procedure
        • Maintenance and servic
        In addition our own added value:
        • Electrical equipment
        • Process control
        • Warehouse management syste
      • Storage systems

      • Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS) - objectively selected

        A logistics center usually consists of a goods receiving area and goods shipping area, transport technique, an automated storage and retrieval system, order picking zones and work stations for packaging and dispatch. Unitechnik sees all stations of the warehouse logistics as a whole, and selects the warehouse technique which fits precisely and independent of the manufacturer. By objectively determining the individual warehouse components and taking into account the people as users, you benefit from the higher quality and maximum efficiency of your warehouse logistics.

        A logistics center automated by Unitechnik, is based on our highly performing warehouse management system „UniWare", the optimal technologies for every area, as well as perfectly and mutually attuned warehouse technique components. This results in an overall system with uniform operation and continuous installation visualization.

        Unitechnik has more than 40 years of experience with the automation of the most diverse warehouse systems. Whether high rack warehouses, small part warehouses or other automated storage and retrieval systems - they all require the appropriate warehouse technique for efficient and economical warehouse logistics.

        The integrated storage and retrieval system of Unitechnik offers:

        • automated processes
        • intelligent connection of the individual stations
        • uniform and ergonomic operation
        • warehouse management system with operator friendly operator interfaces in the control station and in the field
        • continuous installation visualization
        • simple diagnosis and fault clearing
        • hotline, service and maintenance
      • Storage systems - High bay warehouse

      • High rack warehouse for efficient space utilization

        High rack warehouses enable an optimal space utilization and offer with a height of up to 50 meters a maximum of warehouse capacity. Automated pallet warehouses guarantee efficient storage and distribution of goods – also of heavy and large-volume goods.

        The selection of the appropriate solution for a demand-based high rack warehouse is challenging:

        Which components are useful?
        Which manufacturers are best suited?
        Silo structure or freestanding multi-tiered shelving system – what is more economical?
        Single- or multiple-deep storage – what is suitable for us?
        Which factors are ideal?
        Unitechnik advises competently and objectively when selecting suppliers and integrates your pallet warehouse in an intelligent overall system. That is to say: We plan your high rack warehouse in such a way, that is perfectly connected to the further stations of the logistics center.

        The delivery of Unitechnik includes all components from rack up to the racking storage and retrieval vehicle. We equip the stacker cranes with our own control technique, so as to guarantee an ideal control of the pallet warehouse.
      • Storage systems - Small parts warehouse

      • Automatic small parts storage - dynamic and flexible

        An automatic small parts storage enables high stock rotation and a quick access to the stored goods. With just in time or just in sequence production processes, an automatic small parts storage serves the reliable provision of work places and buffer storage. The stored items are stockpiled in small volume loading aids such as plastic containers and trays.

        Unitechnik realizes dynamic and flexible automatic small parts storages, which optimally meet the requirements of your material flows. For this purpose, we integrate the automatic small parts storage in the total warehouse technique and achieve the ideal storage density and space efficiency for your logistics center.

        An extensive analysis of the specific processes, an intelligent setup of small parts storage and the selection of the right components, is the basis for the tailored Unitechnik solution: We establish a multiple deep storage, which is exactly oriented towards the frequency of access of the individual goods. Demand based racking storage and retrieval vehicles or shuttle-systems are equipped with a control technique from Unitechnik. „UniWare" – the modular LVS software from the house Unitechnik - takes over the warehouse management with complete visualization of the stock and material flows.

        An extensive service such as the electrical and mechanical maintenance of your automatic small parts storage, complete the range of services of Unitechnik.
      • Storage systems - Special warehouse

      • Special storage – a solution for specialized assignments

        In more than 40 years Unitechnik has realized a multitude of complex special storages. Coil storage, lengthy load storage, air cargo containers, theatre sceneries or automatic parking garages – the solution competence of our engineers is without limits. Thanks to the extensive expertise within the experienced Unitechnik team we develop for every special request and for every storage type the fitting, tailored solution.

        Particularly for the specific requirements from the metal industry, we have arranged precisely fitting concepts. In the coil storage the individual coils have been stowed away compactly and safely – and yet available at any moment. A lengthy load storage creates room for every type of steel profile and similar individual parts. Heavy duty pallet warehouses even sustain the weight of large sized stacks of steel sheet.

        Moreover, Unitechnik uses its automation and process control knowledge also for extraordinary storage solutions. E.g. we have realized scenery warehouses for the continuous theatre performance and automatic parking garages.

        The following special warehouses provide you with an overview:

        • Coil and collar storage
        • Lengthy good storage
        • Heavy duty pallet storage
        • Air cargo container storage
        • Theatre scenery warehouse
        • Automatic parking garages
      • Transport systems

      • Intelligent transport systems for optimal material flow

        A transport technique developed by Unitechnik ensures efficient material flow in your logistics center. In an ideal way it connects the function areas goods input, storage, order picking, packaging and loading area, and goods output with one another. Intelligent, reliable and route optimized. The advanced process knowledge of the Unitechnik engineers is the basis for a systematic transport technique.

        A whole range of automated transport systems can be chosen from: chain conveyors, wheel conveyors, belt conveyors, electric monorails, sometimes lifts and elevators. The experts from Unitechnik can determine which transport technique can be used efficiently for your specific material flow. Objectively and manufacturer independently. In this we measure efficiency according to the criteria of energy consumption, transport performance and usage costs.

        The selection of the suitable vehicle systems takes place in an equally practiced and process oriented way. Whether route trains, transport systems without driver, or an electric monorail - decisive is the optimization of your material flow. In this, Unitechnik sees the transport technique as part of the whole. Also, we integrate the company own control technique (SPS level) in a total system. The cooperation of UniWare and SPS is our strength - and ultimately to your benefit. As a result the best performances of the transport systems can be realized. As general contractor we care for the total service regarding your transport systems.

        Possible transport systems for an automated material flow, are:

        • Chain conveyor
        • Wheel conveyor
        • Belt conveyor
        • Electric monorails
        • Lifts and elevators
        • Transport systems without drivers
      • Driverless transport systems

      • Custom material flow solutions with driverless transport systems

        Driverless transport systems and driverless transport vehicles are important elements of networked Logistics 4.0. They transport a wide variety of goods autonomously and with flexible routing. Driverless transport vehicles can drive right up to processing machines, depending on the material flow concept. This makes it possible to supply production according to the respective requirements, without stationary materials handling systems.

        Driverless transport systems are suitable for a wide variety of logistics tasks thanks to their great flexibility. They are easy to integrate into existing structures and are individually scalable. Additional transport systems can be integrated quickly depending on utilization and the internal material traffic.

        Unitechnik designs solutions to meet the respective requirements for the deployment of autonomous transport systems, and also supplies the vehicles on request. We determine the individual need for driverless transport systems and develop ideal routes during a comprehensive analysis of the material flows and movement of goods.

        Driverless transport systems are fully integrated into our UniWare warehouse management system. It supports order management and vehicle routing. Our system visualization consistently provides you with an overview of which vehicle is transporting what order and where it currently is.
      • Picking systems

      • Many order picking systems – one expert for the realization

        Order picking means making available a partial quantity from a total quantity present in the logistics center. Either by customer order or for production requirement.

        Unitechnik advises with the selection of the fitting order picking systems. Moreover, we take care of the perfect integration of the order picking zones in your intralogistical processes. The order picking is an integral part of our warehouse management system „UniWare". The highly developed warehouse management system supports all current order picking procedures.

        Meanwhile there is a multitude of order picking systems, which can be classified according to one of two basic principles „stock-to-person" or „person-to-stock". With automated, paperless systems like „pick-by-voice" and „pick-by-light" for instance, the error rates are reduced to a minimum. The adaptation of the order picking system to the individual logistics processes of our customers is an important step within the framework of our overall projects.

        The most important order picking systems at a single glance:

        Pick-by-light
        a light signal shows the storage compartment and the number of the items to be picked. The picker confirms the picking of the ordered quantity form the storage compartment.

        Pick-to-light
        mostly in combination with the „stock-to-person" principle. Several orders are picked at the same time. The light signal shows the order for which the next item is destined.

        Pick-by-voice
        a voice-guided order picking system. The picker receives the orders through computer voices through a headphone and he can also confirm by voice.

        Pick-by-vision
        a special innovative form of order picking. The picker receives the necessary information through a pair of data glasses directly shown in his field of vision. The signals through the glasses guide him via the best possible route to the next position.

        Pick per handheld
        the picker accesses his orders onto the display of his mobile data terminal, which he holds in his hand. The taking of the goods is confirmed by scan.

        Pick & pack
        a procedure, through which the taken items are placed directly into the transport packaging. Typical for the fast order picking in the mail order business.

        Multistage order picking
        the total order quantity of all orders for a particular processing time is obtained in one go. Only then, in a second processing step, an allocation to the individual orders takes place. Typical for large order volumes such as in e-commerce.

        Multi-order-picking
        several orders are picked together constantly. The picker saves time and can work along the most optimal route.

        Automatic order picking
        if requested, the order picking can also be automated extensively, e.g. through robots or automats.The experts of Unitechnik would be pleased to advise you.
      • Warehouse management system UniWare

      • Warehouse management system UniWare - maximum transparency for your warehouse

        UniWare is a modular warehouse management system, which ensures maximum transparency in your logistics center. The system, which can be used platform independently and in all industries, manages your warehouse stock, optimizes your storage resources and guarantees an efficient order picking.

        Thanks to the integrated material flow computer and the standardized PLC interface, the warehouse management system enables the usage of all current storage and transport technique components and creates maximum transparency in the storage management. All stocks and material movements can be visualized at any time for the total facility. Mobile and stationary. UniWare has a multiple client capability, can be used with several languages and can be applied at group level. It maps out both the standardized and the individual business processes.

        The warehouse management software UniWare is predestined for automated logistics centers. However, also manual warehouses can be included simply and flexibly. It has interfaces to all current ERP systems and facilitates the operation by an intuitive user surface. The visualization of warehouse management, material flow and control technique happens completely in an on-screen form. Because of its modular structure the warehouse management system validated by Fraunhofer IML, can be used flexibly and is a safe investment.

        The advantages of the warehouse management system UniWare in an overview:

        • Modular warehouse management system with integrated material flow computer
        • Platform independent and in all industries
        • Interface to most current ERP systems
        • Integrated material flow visualization
        • User friendly operator interfaces
        • Operation with stationary and mobile devices
        • Multilingual, useable at group level and multiple client capability
        • Ideal for corporations and medium sized companies in industry, trade and logistics services
      • Retrofit

      • Retrofit - Increase performance. Save costs.

        Logistics systems become more efficient and economical all the time. You can benefit from this - also without new construction. Unitechnik ascertains for your existing logistics center the most effective retrofit and works out a comprehensive concept for modernization. For example, we take your intralogistics to the state of the art and restructure your material flow.

        As specialist in the automation of logistics centers, we are predestined for an efficient retrofit. With a know-how of more than 40 years of experience we deliver within the framework of the modernization a tailored solution. Geared to your ideal process operations.

        Unitechnik offers you a free of charge stocktaking and first analysis. In a first concept we will demonstrate optimization and savings potentials through an expert retrofit. In a joint planning we design for you a changeover scenario. Most measures for modernization can be realized during running operation. In our test laboratory we already put the new system into operation. This extensive system test guarantees that the change over from the old to the new system runs smoothly. Moreover, in this virtual logistics center the warehouse staff can already be trained.

        The support during the whole project and a comprehensive service also after commissioning, are for Unitechnik self-evident.

        The steps for your cost efficient retrofit in an overview:

        • stocktaking without obligation
        • advice with a first concept
        • extensive offer
        • award of contract at fixed price
        • joint planning of the changeover scenario
        • system test in the laboratory
        • training of the employees in the new system
        • realization in one or several steps
        • support during the startup phase
        • after sales service
      • Energy Efficiency

      • Green Logistics - energy efficiency in the logistics center

        Green Logistics and energy efficiency are in times when resources are becoming increasingly scarce, and with rising costs for heating, power, gas, oil and water, by now more than just fashion topics. Industrial enterprises are more and more faced with the challenge to use energy as efficiently as possible and environmentally friendly.

        Precisely with automated intralogistics systems the potential to save energy is particularly high. In order to enhance the energy efficiency, Unitechnik uses the most diverse technologies and methods from the use of energy saving drives via energy recovery and energy compensation, up to route optimized storage and retrieval strategies and a reduction of the standby energy consumption of the facilities.

        Energy efficiency also means the regular check and optimization of the power consumption in the warehouse. Unitechnik advices and accompanies with the conception and introduction of an energy management system. A monitoring system constantly monitors the energy consumption of your intralogistics facility, in a breakdown by as many part segments as you desire. The building and further facilities can be integrated without any problems. We plan and integrate our hard and software directly into your infrastructure.

        Unitechnik has extensive references in the area of Green Logistics. Moreover, we are preferred Siemens Solution Partner for „Automation" and „PowerManagement".
    • Airport Logistics

    • The Unitechnik Group is expert in material flow solutions at airports.

      In the areas of cargo, Unitechnik delivers equipment for handling air cargo. The spectrum reaches from highly automated air cargo terminals to manual solutions for the flexible handling of air cargo containers.

      Catering includes the material flow inside flight kitchens, the so-called In-Flight-Catering. Here it is all about transporting the narrow wheel containers through the spacious facility, as well as storing cutlery and crockery.
        • Cargo

        • Logistics systems for the air cargo handling

          Unitechnik Systems delivers complete systems for the handling of air cargo. The spectrum ranges from automated air cargo terminals to special vehicles for the IATA recognized handling of ULDs. After the merger of Unitechnik with the cargo division of ICM Airport Technics, Unitechnik Systems now combines the process know-how, the mechanical competence, the control technique and the software in one company. You benefit from more than 30 years of experience in the planning and realization of air cargo facilities.

          Turnkey air cargo terminals

          Unitechnik Systems delivers customer specific air cargo facilities on a worldwide scale. In this we benefit from more than 35 years of experience in the planning and realization of air cargo terminals. After the merger with the cargo division of ICM Airport Technics, we can offer you now all services from a single source:

          • Feasibility studies
          • Planning, including simulation
          • ULD high rack warehouse
          • Racking storage and retrieval vehicles
          • Transfer carriages, transport technique
          • Work stations
          • Cooling technology
          • X-ray systems
          • Control technique
          • Facility visualization
          • Material flow computer
          • Warehouse management system UniWare
             
          Our solutions focus on the operational and economical requirements of the customer. In doing so, we consider both the environmental influences, and also the local requirements. Low energy consumption and low maintenance costs ensure an economic operation of our air cargo facilities.

          Our professional project management forms the basis for the project success. A competent project manager will accompany and support you from the planning up to the completion. The subsequent after-sales-support offers you maintenance, spare parts and a 24/7 hotline service with direct remote access to the control and IT systems of the air cargo facility.

          Flexible terminal equipment

          You want to remain flexible with the handling of ULDs and still operate in conformity with the IATA? We offer you vehicles, pallets and work stations. All that you need in order to quickly equip an empty hall for the handling of air cargo containers.

          Our highlight in this is the X-mover. It is the only vehicle in the world, which combines all functions for the transport and the handling of ULDs. It replaces the following vehicles:

          • Dolly Dock
          • Truck Dock
          • Transfer Vehicle (TV)
          • Elevating Transfer Vehicle (ETV)
          • Slave Palett Mover
          • Input/Output Station

          Modernization of air cargo facilities

          We are specialists in the modernization of automated air cargo terminals. The shelves and the transport technique in these facilities are often after many years still in good condition. However, after years the electric equipment and the IT systems are faced with problems. Spare parts are no longer available, the manufacturer's support has been stopped, new hardware components are not compatible.

          Unitechnik Systems realizes since decades the process control technique of air cargo facilities and other logistics systems. The modernization of these facilities belongs to the strengths of Unitechnik. Excellent project management and a conscientious quality control ensure short realization periods and a quick restart of the installation. Subject to the customer's need, we modernize the facility during running operation, or as a „Big Bang" in a brief downtime phase.

          For mechanical extensions or retrofitting, we benefit from know-how of the employees of ICM Airport Technics GmbH, the cargo division of which Unitechnik Systems has recently acquired.
           
        • Catering

        • Airline Catering

          Unitechnik is specialist for automated flight kitchens. These catering companies have the task to equip every aircraft that takes off from the airport, with carts. These are narrow containers on wheels, which the stewardess pushes through the aisles of the plane. The carts are filled with food, drinks, duty free items, blankets, headphones and much more. The carts of the landed planes are emptied, cleaned and filled again - each time individually for every new aircraft. This way, every day 120,000 meals are provided.

          Big flight kitchens are equipped with an automatic transport system for the carts. The carts are transported on hangers through the spacious facility.

          In order to be able to manage the great multitude and quantity of cutlery and crockery parts, the automatic small parts storage is used. Through transport technique the containers of the food distribution are supplied.

          Uniware monitors the whole material flow and storage management system with integrated installation visualization. Through the connection with external devices UniWare becomes the control station of the whole facility.
      • Production automation / robotics

      • Production automation, robotics, and machine safety from one source

        Our economical automation solutions offer maximum flexibility in compliance with the highest safety standards. We provide services ranging from material feeding to highly automated, linked, integrated solutions. In doing so, we control materials handling technology, machines, and robots.

        An in-depth process analysis forms the basis for successful production automation. This supports the ideal modeling of production requirements while simultaneously maximizing plant safety. That is why Unitechnik offers a complete package including conceptual studies and risk assessments according to the machinery directive in addition to the automation technology. Our tailor-made plant safety concepts help minimize the risks of human/machine interaction.

        For new construction or retrofitting, turnkey systems or specialized solutions – Unitechnik in close coordination with the customer develops suitable solutions for all production automation problems. We are an automation specialist and system-neutral, full-range supplier with competent project management. This approach makes us a reliable partner for mechanical engineering and plant construction firms as well as end customers in the production industry.
          • Production logistics

          • Production logistics - optimal material flow

            Unitechnik offers automated system solutions for the production logistics. Whether tablet packages or aluminum coil, ¬Unitechnik takes care of the handling, transport and storage. We interlink your production.

            Unitechnik realizes for you tailored intralogistics solutions for pallets, containers, panels, cartons, bottles, coils, bodies etc. Depending on the task, our solutions consist of stationary transport technique, driverless transport systems, stacking terminals, handling systems, as well as manual or automatic storage systems.

            Our software system UniWare coordinates and visualizes the material flow and the storage management. With the selection of the transport technique components we are manufacturer independent. This way, we plan and realize a material flow system, which is optimally attuned to the requirements of your production.

            Unitechnik bears the responsibility for the entire system - at the time of the realization and in terms of service. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
          • Production Control

          • Controlling production efficiently

            Unitechnik plans and realizes production management systems, machine controls and optical systems for your production.

            Our production management systems are specialized in the automatic production of unique items, or customer specifically adapted series products. Keywords in this connection are: order administration, production control, work schedules, CAD data, waste optimization, installation visualization, product tracking, information management, etc.

            We create machine controls at the highest level. Operation and visualization are carried out via modern touch screens. Portal and buckling arm robots are operated on individual target coordinates (no teach mode). With this, 7 axes are highly dynamically accessed. We have experience with complex metering tasks, vibration technique and bending machines.

            Optical systems: We use projection lasers for the positioning assistance. Moreover, the image processing systems for the measuring of work pieces and for the quality assurance are used.
          • Robotics

          • Robotics

            In the current production landscape, systems interlinked with robots play an increasingly important role. Unitechnik has extensive know-how regarding the integration of these highly complex systems in the current industrial landscapes.

            In this we are system neutral and use six to eight axle robots of different renowned manufacturers. In this connection, we do not consider the robots independent of the process, but also „care" about the upstream and downstream systems. A demanding image processing in connection with the parts to be moved by the robots, belongs to the scope of delivery.

            In doing so, Unitechnik offers a total package, from concept studies via the layout planning up to safety concepts, which will satisfy you as demanding customer.
            References such as e.g. a robot supported high-end installation for the automatic flight baggage loading, or a worldwide unique system for the fully automatic slag removal in the metal processing industry, offer you as customer the possibility to convince yourself of the performance capability of our company.

            Whether new construction or retrofit, whether turnkey installations including trade-spanning project management or special solutions for the enhancement of productivity and efficiency - Unitechnik is the perfect partner both for the demanding machine and installation builder, and for the final customer in the manufacturing area.
          • Robotics - Automated baggage loading

          • Unipack - Automated flight baggage loading

            Modern airports have an automatic baggage transport installation at their disposal, which transports the pieces of baggage from the check-in desk to the baggage loading belt of the aircraft. On the way there, the pieces of baggage are automatically X-rayed, temporarily stored and sorted. However, with the loading a manual and physically demanding work begins. Usually, the pieces of baggage are manually stacked into a flight container (ULD), or onto a baggage cart (ramp cart). Doing this, a worker will move approx. 16 tons of weight per shift.
            The automated baggage loading cell Unipack accomplishes this step of the procedure through a buckling arm robot. The special feature here is the patented „gripper" of the robot. It consists of a telescopable surface with an end stop. As a result, the telescopic surface adapts itself precisely to the piece of baggage. This amongst other things works out beneficially for the actual loading procedure, as the maneuverability inside the container - particularly behind the spaces which are not accessible from the front - is increased substantially. The robot moves with its load precisely above the pre-estimated spot in the container. The robot gripper retracts its telescopic surface very quickly and the baggage piece is placed down on the desired spot (gravity principle). The patented system meets the requirements, which are worldwide placed on future-proof baggage logistics in view of safety, performance and ergonomics.

            Functional principle

            Loading of the flight baggage by means of a conveyor belt
            Determination of position and contour of the piece of baggage to be loaded through a scanner and an image processing system
            3D measurement of the inside space of the flight container for the assessment of the current loading state
            Calculation of the optimal spot for the next piece of baggage
            Picking the piece of baggage from the conveyor belt by the robot and placing it on the calculated target spot in the container. This procedure (duration approx. 10 - 15 sec.) repeats itself for every piece of baggage, until the container has been filled.
            Advantages of the system

            • Relieving the workers from physically exerting work
            • Enhancement of flight security through prevention of human intervention
            • Tracking until inside the aircraft
            • Quality improvement of the loading
            • Modular system, adaptable and adjustable to the most diverse customer's requirements
            • Higher degree of filling through patented picking unit
            • Simple handling, also of excessively heavy pieces of baggage
            • Reduction of baggage damage
          • Robotics - Handling systems

          • Handling systems

            Flexible handling in the most limited space! The handling systems of the company Unitechnik Automatisierungs GmbH have always been able to cope with the modern requirements of an effective handling of components, work pieces and raw material. Through innovative concepts we realize in the most limited space short cycle times. Depending on the requirement or desire of our customers, with our handling systems we integrate already existing components, or we develop and realize complete new solutions. At the same time, we always endeavor to plan the technically and economically best solutions for the customers, so as to make their processes even more efficient. Unitechnik Automatisierungs GmbH offers a complete service from the planning, development and construction via the programming and installation of individual industrial robots, up to the linkage of complex robot systems.
          • Robotics - Slag skimmer

          • Slag skimmer

            For the improvement of the productivity and work safety, the company Unitechnik Automatisierungs GmbH has developed a procedure for the automatic skimming of slag at the zinc coating line. With this procedure, slag is continuously skimmed from the zinc bath's surface and temporarily stored in a special tank. Depending on the filling level, the tank is emptied and the slag recycled. Specifically for this, Unitechnik has constructed a skimming tool and the corresponding movement strategies to gently skim the zinc dross. The control of such installations can be integrated in the existing installation control, or be realized independently with the corresponding interfaces.
          • Retrofit

          • Retrofit - Rejuvenation for your production

            Unitechnik brings your production and your material flow at the level of state-of-the-art technology.

            Often it is the discontinuation of electrical components, which gives the push to a modernization. However, the advantages for the operator of the installation, go a lot further than just guaranteeing the provision of spare parts. Unitechnik has extensive experience in the retrofitting of long-serving installation technique. Our automation competence and the professional project management take care of short retrofit times and a process secure restart of the installation.

            Your advantages:

            • Minimum downtime with retrofit
            • Using available machines and transport technique
            • Higher productivity
            • Higher availability
            • Newest safety technique
            • Intuitive and multilingual operation
            • Top information management
            • Safe supply of spare parts
            • Reduced energy consumption
            • Integration into an energy management system
        • Precast Concrete Technology

        • Automation and IT-Systems for precast concrete plants

          We automate production installations for the manufacturing of ceilings and walls. Modern plants of concrete components produce tailored elements and this way provide the architect all degrees of freedom in the planning of his buildings. The CAD program calculates the required concrete components based on the building plan. On the basis of these data, the concrete component plant will produce the required elements and makes these available in accordance with the assembly order.

          Products which are typically manufactured in automated installations:

          • Ceiling elements
          • Solid ceilings
          • Double walls
          • Insulated double walls
          • Solid walls
          • Sandwich walls
            • Automation

            • Automation in the precast concrete plant

              With the automated concrete component plants it usually concerns pallet circulation installations. One produces on steel pallets up to 18m long. These pallets are moved in a circular method from one work station to the next. Work stations are e.g.: cleaning, molding, installation parts, reinforcement, insulation, pouring concrete, compressing, hardening, smoothing and lifting off. These work stations can be operated fully automatically, half automatically, or manually. Typical machines are molding robots, concrete dispensers and stacker cranes.

              In essence the automation system consists of the control technique UniControl and the production management system UniCAM.
            • UniControl

            • UniControl - Automation technique at the highest level

              With UniControl we provide you with control and safety technique from a single source. We exclusively use industrial components of major manufacturers. Designed by experienced electrical design engineers and produced in our own switch gear and control gear construction, control systems come about, which distinguish themselves through high availability and maintenance friendliness.

              More than 20 years of experience in the concrete component industry enables us to build the software for these control systems very efficiently. Many experienced standard modules release us from routine activities and provide us with the opportunity to realize the individual requirements of the installation concerned.

              The control system can be divided into the circulation control, the robot/robots, the concrete dispenser and other machines. The circulation shows the logistics of the plant. Pallets must be at the right place at the right time. Essential success parameters in this are: safety, operator friendliness and energy efficiency. Through language switchable and graphics oriented touch screen operation, familiarization times can be significantly reduced and faulty operations prevented.

              Contrary to this, the molding and demolding robots have very different requirements. Here it is about the highly dynamic and extremely accurate control of up to 7 axes. For the demolding the pallets are measured accurately to the millimeter. In all cases, in addition to the accuracy, the shortest possible cycle time is important.
            • UniCam

            • UniCAM.10 – the new master computer

              Unitechnik has indruduced its the new master computer UniCAM.10 at the bauma. In the meantime the usage has been proven in the practice. The completely redeveloped master computer UniCAM.10 allows users to increase their productivity during the production of precast concrete components. Additional advantages include the intuitive usability across all modern devices and long-term future proofing through advanced software technology. Via the new user interface which can be individually configured, all production processes can be controlled centrally and visualized in detail. As an additional newly developed feature the control computer allows simulating the entire concrete plant at the PC and to visualize it in 3D. This feature is beneficial to users for example during the design of a new plant, during the optimization of existing facilities and during training of operators in the virtual concrete plant.

              New functions in UniCAM.10:

              • Configurable and scalable user interface
              • Use of any stationary or mobile device
              • Plant visualisation with infinite zoom
              • Dashboard for mobile devices with the key performance figures
              • Integrated simulation of the actual plant
              • Optimised, automatic pallet assignment
              • More efficient machine routeings
              • Form removal function: Faster measurement
              • Self-learning cycle time homogenisation
              • New CAD-CAM viewer – UniCADView
              • UXML interface
            • UniLaser

            • UniLaser - Enhancement of productivity and quality in your concrete component production

              The laser projections system UniLaser is an efficient tool for the accurately size placing of the parts onto the production pallet. By integration into the master computer, UniCAM can adapt UniLaser to the individual production process. For example, if a part of the mouldings was already placed by means of robots, then the UniLaser will only still project the remaining moulding length. Advantage: no disturbing reflection, no flickering lines. If a window frame must be positioned, it may be more useful to mark the topside of the frame. Advantage: none of the lines are shaded by the frame. The projection at freely definable heights is particularly advantageous in case of multilayered, resp. three dimensional elements.

              A further application area of UniLaser is the quality assurance. Before the pouring of concrete, all dimensions can be checked. While doing so the projection height is determined automatically from the CAD data. With the production of double walls, the lattice girders of the first mould are projected, so as to exclude later collisions when bringing them in.

              UniLaser is integral part of the process control technique of the company Unitechnik. You will benefit from smooth startup operations and professional service, including a hotline and remote maintenance.
            • UniWare Stock Yard Management

            • Efficient stock yard management

              The UniWare precast stockyard management system is the link between production and construction site. At the end of the production process the precast concrete parts are lifted from the production pallets and stored in the outside area. The period of time between completion of production and delivery to the construction site remains uncoordinated in many cases. Time-consuming searching for the parts needed for a particular delivery is a frequent consequence. Especially aggravating are incorrect deliveries. This gap has been closed with the UniWare precast warehouse management system.

              With UniWare the precast concrete parts - organized in transport units in the form of individual elements, stacks, racks etc. - can be optimally managed. In addition to the transport units of precast concrete parts, other articles coming into or leaving the works can be stored and managed. To avoid unnecessary entries and to ensure data consistency, UniWare precast possesses interfaces to the UniCAM production control system and different ERP systems and in this way is fully integrated in the IT landscape of the works.

              Bookings are carried out conveniently via handhelds and transmitted online via WLAN. If radio link is interrupted, the system keeps on working autonomously in off-line mode and synchronizes itself as soon as WLAN is available.
            • Retrofit

            • Retrofit - Rejuvenation for your precast concrete component plant

              High-quality production installations run for several decades. Especially with good maintenance. However, in spite of flawless function, after years one or the other problem arises. Certain control components are discontinued by the manufacturer, the computer is no longer compatible with the new USB devices and so on. One can kick the can down the road for a while by a skillful spare part provisioning. However, eventually there comes a point where the availability of the installation is jeopardized ...

              Unitechnik offers the modernization of the process control technique of precast concrete component plants. In this, it is irrelevant whether the plant was automated originally by Unitechnik. We offer you an evaluation of the situation and advice without obligation. In case you would find our service of interest, we offer you this at a fixed price. The great experience of countless modernization projects and the professional project management guarantee a short reconstruction time, so that production downtime is minimized.

              The renewal of the control technique ensures that current provisions are complied with, the installation runs steadily and that support as well as spare parts are available. Moreover, through the upgrading of a modern manufacturing execution system, many new functions become accessible to the plant.

              Procedure of a modernization project:

              • Evaluation of the situation free of charge
              • Extensive offer
              • Award of contract at fixed price
              • Electrical construction and if need be construction of control cabinet
              • Software building on the basis of UniControl and UniCAM (no conversion of the old software)
              • In-house system test at Unitechnik
              • Preparatory measures in the plant parallel to the running production
              • Interrupting production (if need be during the plant shut-down)
              • Conversion of the controls, control points and computer systems
              • Restart of the installation with the new software
              • Parallel with that restart of the production
              • Production monitoring
              • Service and hotline
            • CAD-CAM-Interface

            • UXML – the new communication standard for precast concrete plants

              The open "Unitechnik CAD-CAM interface" has formed the basis for the free exchange of information within a precast concrete plant for 25 years. This interface is now available in the contemporary XML format. UXML is going to be the future standard for precast concrete plants.

              Unitechnik presents the interface description "Unitechnik CAD-CAM interface XML 7.0.1“ - short UXML 7.0.1 - at the bauma. It is available in a English and German version. This interface has been implemented by some CAD manufacturers. In the leading position is Tekla Structures who will present a UXML compatible version of their software at the bauma.

              As in the past all software and equipment manufacturers can incorporate this interface in future versions. In this way, Unitechnik is addressing the trend toward manufacturer-specific interfaces and supports continued free competition within the industry.

              Advantages of the UXML interface compared to the conventional Unitechnik CAD-CAM Interface:

              • Can be displayed in any browser
              • Hierarchy levels can be shown and hidden
              • Easy to implement in modern software systems
              • Tunneling of additional information from CAD to subsystems without having to modify the control system.
              • Support for variable field lengths
              • Ability to transmit binary data (images, PDF, printing data)
              • Capability for validation against XML schema definition
              • Ability to reference objects via GUID
          • Metallurgy

          • Metallurgy

            Unitechnik offers well-engineered solutions and has the most modern know-how for a complete metallurgic cycle from fluid metal via rolling mills of all types, through to complex treatment and packaging installations.

            Whether new construction or retrofit, whether turnkey installation including trade-spanning project management or special solutions for the enhancement of productivity and efficiency - Unitechnik is the perfect partner both for the demanding machine and installation builder, and for the end customer in the manufacturing area.
              • Process Engineering

              • Process technology

                Unitechnik offers well thought out solutions in the demanding area of the process technology for different industries. For example, the power plant technology and installations in the water and sewage management can be mentioned.

                Whether new construction or retrofit, or turnkey installations including trade spanning project management or special solutions for the enhancement of productivity and efficiency - Unitechnik is the perfect partner for both the demanding machine and installation builders, and the end customer in the manufacturing area.
                  • Gas holders

                  • Gas holders

                    Gasometers in the form of disk-type gas holders are used in the industry for the storage of bigger gas quantities. For the operation of these installations one needs extensive automation technique and complex safety provisions.
                    Since many years, Unitechnik plans, delivers and installs the necessary automation and safety technique for these disk-type gas holders.

                    For the accessibility of these installations to all kinds of customers we develop the necessary gas management systems.

                    Installation types:

                    • Disk-type gas holders

                    Basic automation:

                    • Hydraulic systems
                    • Disk monitoring
                    • Electric heating of the disk holder
                    • Siphon control

                    Drive technology:

                    • Three-phase current drive technology

                    Technological topics:

                    • Gas management
                    • Control technique
                    • Safety technique
                  • Water supply plants

                  • Water supply plants

                    Water supply plants as integral part of big industrial installations exist in all kinds of forms. These include for example the provision and disposal of water, open or closed cooling systems, as well as cleaning and purification installations. We deliver for these tasks our automation technique including our know-how.

                    Installation types:

                    • Secondary and primary cooling water circuits
                    • Purification plants
                    • Flood control installations
                    • Weir systems

                    Basic automation:

                    • Pump controls
                    • Cooling towers
                    • Dosages

                    Drive technology:

                    • Three-phase current drive technology

                    Technological topics:

                    • Control technique
                    • Analysis technique
                  • Power plant technology

                  • Power plant technology

                    Several components of the power plant technology are automated by Unitechnik. Our know-how is based on years of experience with planning, construction and maintenance of these installations. We deliver amongst others burner controls, controls of boiler plants, necessary automation of the water and steam circulation systems, as well as the required safety technique for the operation of these installations.

                    Installation types:

                    • Furnaces
                    • Boiler plants
                    • Biogas installations
                    • Communal power stations
                    • Compressor stations

                    Basic automation:

                    • Burner controls
                    • Generator controls
                    • Remote control systems

                    Drive technology:

                    • Three-phase current drive technology

                    Technological topics:

                    • Control
                  • Retrofit

                  • Retrofit for your production

                    Unitechnik brings your production and your material flow up to the latest state of the art.

                    Very often it is the announcement of new electrical components that provides the incentive to carry out modernization. The advantages, which the operator of the system gets, go far beyond that of safeguarding future supplies of spare parts. Unitechnik has great experience
                    in the converting and updating of long-serving systems. Our expertise in the area of automation together with our professional project management ensure short changeover times and smooth start-ups. In this way the risks for the customer are minimized.

                    Your advantages:

                    • Minimal downtimes at conversion
                    • Further utilization of existing machines and conveying systems
                    • Higher productivity
                    • Higher availability
                    • The latest safety systems
                    • Intuitive and multilingual operating
                    • Up-to-date information management
                    • Reliable supplying of spare parts
                    • Lower energy consumption
                    • Integration in an energy management system
                • Industrial Services

                • Buy special knowledge at attractive prices

                  Unitechnik offers a wide range of services for manufacturing companies. Partially, these services are used in conjunction with our projects. But they can be used completely independently of this.

                  Unitechnik offers services on the following topics:

                  • Drive technology
                  • MSR technology
                  • Weighing technology
                  • Industrial radio and video systems
                  • Rail operations technique
                  • Profibus analysis
                  • Energy Management
                  • PLC Training
                    • Drive technology

                    • Advice and support for drive technology

                      Unitechnik has a high expertise in the drive technology. It concerns both drives in three-phase current technology (low voltage) and direct current. We install drive systems and start them up.

                      In the drive control we offer our support for digital and analog systems. We are specialized in the renewal of the drive control, e.g. the exchange of of analog control systems with digital frequency inverter.

                      Your advantages:

                      • Advice with the drives planning
                      • Start-up of the drives
                      • Renewal of the drive control
                    • MSR Technology

                    • MSR technology

                      Unitechnik has many years of experience and know-how in the area of demanding and complex systems for measurement and control including analysis technology.
                      In addition to the complete service (maintenance, repairs and testing of existing installations) we offer both the modernization and the new construction of the most diverse applications. In this, we use highly diverse sensors such as for example for pressure, temperature, filling level and flow rate, as well as analysis measuring technology and integrate this technique into overriding control and management systems.
                    • Weighing technology

                    • Weighing technology

                      Unitechnik has many years of experience and know-how in the area of weighing technology.
                      In addition to the complete service (maintenance, repairs and testing of existing installations) we offer both the modernization and the new construction of weighing technology for the most diverse applications.
                      Crane trucks in the heavy industry, coil cars in the metallurgic area and conveyor wagons in the raw material industry, are just a few applications, which Unitechnik has realized during the last few years at renowned customers.
                      The scope of delivery and service ranges from engineering of the hardware and software, via the production of equipment and the assembly, up to the start-up and optimization of the installations, including a process technical integration into overriding control and management systems.
                       
                    • Industrial radio and video systems

                    • Industrial radio and video systems

                      Unitechnik has many years of experience and know-how in the area of industrial radio and video systems. Besides the complete service (maintenance, repairs and testing of existing installations) we offer both the modernization and the new construction of radio and video systems.
                      For radio controls we are listed service partners of renowned manufacturers such as for example the companies Laird Controls Europe and HBC radiomatic. The scope of delivery and service ranges from engineering of the hardware and software, via the production of equipment and the assembly, up to the start-up and optimization of the installations.
                    • Rail operations technique

                    • Rail operations technique

                      Unitechnik has many years of experience and know-how in the area of industrial railways.
                      In addition to the complete service (maintenance, repairs and testing of existing installations), we offer both the modernization and the new construction construction of electrical and automation technical equipment for the area of industrial railways.
                      This concerns both signal controls including road crossings, and electrical and automation technique for switches.
                      Of course, our specialized personnel has the corresponding accreditations for these sensitive areas.
                    • Profibus analysis

                    • Profibus analysis

                      The Profibus is in most industrial installations the communication technical backbone of the automation systems. A malfunction of the Profibus usually results in the breakdown of the entire control system. The analysis with traditional programming devices proves to be very difficult. Particularly unstable conditions on the bus, have already driven many a maintenance worker mad. That is why the Profibus measuring with our own projects is a fixed part of the start-up procedure.

                      We dispose of first class measuring devices, which recognize mains breakages, failing terminator resistances and faulty Profibus participants. Through recording the data on the Profibus, we sporadically get on the track of occurring faults. Finally, the physical and logical quality of the bus system can be determined. For example, one recognizes how many „reserves" the Profibus still has. Our staff, specially trained on the system, draw up measuring protocols, which are handed over to the customer. This way, the Profibus is no more an element of uncertainty, but a secure bank.

                      Your advantages:
                       
                      • Reliable Profibus analysis
                      • Tracking sporadically occurring faults
                      • Statement on the bus quality
                      • Measuring protocol
                      • Excluding the Profibus as fault cause
                      • Correct dimensioning of the Profibus
                    • Energy Management

                    • Energy Management

                      Basic principles

                      Rapidly rising costs for heat, electricity, gas, oil, water and compressed air turn the energy consumption of an industrial enterprise more and more into a determining profitability factor.

                      Moreover, energy efficient and environmentally friendly production characterize the image in the market. Therefore, the sustainable establishment of an effective energy management will also impact the entrepreneurial success in the future.
                      Unitechnik advises and supports you with the conception and implementation of energy management. We plan and realize for you the system in hardware and software on the basis of the newest methods and technique. Our comprehensive competence in the industrial automation and automation and information technology enables us to realize the optimal integration in your infrastructure. Among other things, Unitechnik is Siemens Solution Partner in de areas of 'Automation' and 'Power Management'.

                      Concept

                      The energy management system can in essence be divided into three phases:

                      Transparency

                      Registration of the energy flows over time
                      Early recognition of anomalies, e.g. unnecessary peak loads or leakages
                      Allocation of the energy costs to cost centers and cost bearers
                      Basis for all savings and optimizations

                      Efficiency


                      Switching off idle users (temporarily)
                      Replacing or modernizing inefficient users
                      Reactive current compensation
                      Energy recovery system
                      Preventive maintenance

                      Load management


                      Avoidance of peak loads
                      Automated load dependent switching on of users
                      Organizational measures (altered pause times)
                      Reaction to electricity rates
                      Services

                      Unitechnik is your competent counterpart for the energy management.

                      Our services

                      • Energy check
                      • Advice regarding advancement possibilities
                      • Manufacturer neutral conception of a measuring and evaluation system
                      • Realization and implementation of the energy management system
                      • Modernization of inefficient production and conveyor installations
                      • Realization of reactive current compensation and energy recovery
                  • Switchgear construction



                  • Switchgear construction

                    Unitechnik produces switchgear systems. Benefit from 40 years of experience in the international switchgear cabinet construction.

                    Our infrastructure:

                    • 3.000 m2 production area
                    • CAD setup planning CNC processing center
                    • Spray booth
                    • Disk and print stations
                    • Test field for 100% testing and simulation
                    • Eplan workstations

                    Your advantages:

                    • High flexibility and short delivery time
                    • Highest quality standard
                    • Production according to all current standards, e.g. VDE, UL, NEMA, CSA, Norsk Veritas, also stainless steel or explosion proof version
                    • International documentation in accordance with sector and company standards
                    • Installation simulation / system test
                    • Engineering support
                    • Assembly and startup support
                    • 24h hotline service / spare parts service
                    • We advise you with the optimization of your switch gear cabinets, regarding costs, operation and maintenance friendliness, as well as energy efficiency, and the integration with an energy management system.