Partnering our prestigious national and international clientele, we are able to boost and set the scale for the profitability, performance and innovation of advanced intralogistics.
HÖRMANN Intralogistics stands for decades of automation, IT and industrial services competencies as well as cross-industry experience in the planning and building of fully automated turnkey warehouse solutions with optimised data handling processes. Our patented materials handling and award-winning robotics solutions provide our customers with the most efficient single-source material flow systems.
Like all companies of the renowned HÖRMANN Group, we are guided by our passion for logistics, driving our more than 300 staff members to perform at their very best every day. All for sustaining our customers’ success.
For more than 35 years various industries have chosen us as their general contractor for innovative, customer-tailored warehouse logistics solutions. From the project planning all the way through to the “go live” stages, we will take responsibility for building complex new or upgrading existing facilities without process interruption.
High productivity without faults, low cost of ownership and easy order picking – teaming with efficient partners, we design innovative robotics solutions for standalone operation or integration into other warehouse or order picking systems. Scalability at your fingertips and ease of enhancement turn our highly dynamic robotics applications into the ideal solution for growing markets.
Our service proposition is strictly aligned with the lifecycle of automated manufacturing and production facilities. They cover everything from the initial concept and engineering to the installation and commissioning of machines and facilities to the relocation or upgrading of existing manufacturing equipment, as well as the optimisation and upkeep by ongoing preventive maintenance:
If goods have to be stored densely in a small area, we recommend a customized high-bay warehouse system with fully automated storage and retrieval from goods receipt to dispatch. It is suitable for pallets, boxes, rolls, stacks, trays or cardboard boxes in different formats and with different weights.
High-bay warehouses for very large throughput and a wide variety of articles can be built for single-deep or double-deep storage.
Our channel storage systems with multi-deep storage and the highest degree of automation are a particularly space-saving and efficient solution for warehouses with larger stocks per article.
The special telescopic fork technology allows pallet storage up to a depth of 4. The channel storage technology allows an even deeper storage. For optimum volume utilisation, modern channel vehicles can deliver each pallet measured before storage to the designated channel position accurate to the millimetre.
We achieve the highest flexibility in terms of performance and storage of different format sizes using a special technology. This enables load units with up to nine shuttle pallets or individual pallets, pairs, threes and fours to be stored or retrieved with one single SRM cycle.
AutoStore® has been designed by Jacob Hatteland Computer AS from Norway to provide a state-of-the-art and innovative system for the automatic storing and picking of small parts in and from plastic bins. The system is based on the idea to optimise the usage of available volumes, the dynamics, energy efficiency, expandability, material usage and integration of order picking stations compared to conventional automated small-parts warehouses (concepts as an automated storage and retrieval system or AS/RS) or shuttle systems.
As a compact warehouse solution without any aisles and racks, AutoStore® reduces the surface area needs by 75 %. Bins are stacked and simply placed on the floor. The robots move along a grid of rails installed above the bin stacks.
In incessant and untiring operation, they pick up bins, re-sort them and take them immediately to the goods inbound and order picking port interfaces. AutoStore® is an entirely modular system, whose throughput is determined by the number of robots and workstations.
Hörmann Intralogistics is an official distributor of the AutoStore® system. Backed up by our accurately tailored WMS HiLIS AS, we act as the prime supplying contractor. AutoStore® is installed either as a standalone solution, or integrates in a general logistics concept.
"HÖRMANN Intralogistics team is on stand-by 24/7 all year long in case you are in need of any aftersales or maintenance services."
Its impressive space-to-density ratio allows AutoStore® to make ultimately efficient use of the available space. Since the system supports almost any shape of grid, it lets you make perfect use of your existing buildings. Multiple autonomous robots plus their integrated ports turn AutoStore® into a reliable warehousing system marked by top-level availability.
AutoStore® Red Line has won several awards because of its extremely high availability and reliability, enable the system to meet any throughput and efficiency requirement where space is precious.
AutoStore® Black Line has been designed for special and dedicated applications. Its added functionality such as a replaceable battery brings to you an innovative performance extra.
See how both lines combine to optimise your in-house system design.
The maximum weight of the stable and stackable containers, which are available in two or three different heights, is 35 kg. An antistatic ESD version is also available.
The self-supporting aluminium structure holds the container stacks and guides the robots on the rails. It can be arranged modularly in any shape. The new Double-Double Grid, with double lanes in the X and Y direction, makes it even easier for the robots to cross and overtake each other.
The AutoStore® robots feature two pairs of wheels placed at an angle to allow the robots travel in two directions. This way, they can move to any point in the grid to pick, transport and place bins.
Their energy-efficient drives and a recuperation system enable the robots to operate tirelessly. When the battery is low or if there is nothing to do, they move to their chargers located at the edge of the grid.
Black Line robots transport the bins inside the robot enclosure. They require no fixed station for charging. Instead, their patented BattPack technology enables them to pick up a new and fully charged battery at the BattPack stations at any time.
The ports can be installed at any side of the AutoStore® system to enable uninterrupted goods placement by the robots. They are used for efficient order picking and for filling the bins.
Their picking performance is between 160 and 650 items per hour, depending on the type.
The AutoStore® controller runs independently to complete all transport jobs of the robots but is unaware of what is in the bins. This is why HÖRMANN Intralogistics developed its higher-level warehouse management system HiLIS AS. It is designed to meet the requirements of the AutoStore® system and links directly to the customers’ host systems.
HiLIS AS provides the ports with the goods inbound and picking details, displays all operator functions and allows operators to take action.
Based on a simulation of your specific needs, AutoStore® is tailored and configured to meet your requirements. Your structure of quantities, articles and orders as well as your performance requirements define the size of the system as well as the number of robots and picking modules.
AutoStore® suits both low throughput requirements at large slot capacities and highly dynamic situations involving several thousand in-bound and out-bound movements per hour.
Pick-by-Robot is an innovative way of making life easier for human order pickers – reliable, fast and non-fatiguing. Retrofitting a flexible Pick-by-Robot system upgrades your logistics processes with a forward-looking alternative to manual order picking.
By inventing its patented robobrain® solution, our partner robominds created a modular process intelligence platform entirely based on artificial intelligence. Smart software modules and state-of-the-art hardware components make up a unique system for tailored Pick-by-Robot order picking as an add-on to an AutoStore® system for example.
For over 30 years, HÖRMANN Intralogistics GmbH has been deploying creative warehouse and conveyor concepts as well as innovative warehouse logistics engineering capabilities to build intralogistics systems tailored to the needs of various industries. The outcome includes our Moving Racks – mobile robots for your warehouse logistics.
In a joint effort with our affiliates and partners, we supply our customers with this and other integrated systems characterised by all essential components being technically streamlined and further optimised by perfectly adapted software applications.
Our partner SAFELOG GmbH contributed greatly to developing the innovative HÖRMANN Moving Rack system for automating the process of picking bulky and heavy goods based on the goods-to-person (GtP) principle.
HÖRMANN’s Moving Racks replace or supplement conventional picking areas (person to goods) and their high manpower needs and long walking distances with an efficient and flexible system of modular racks, which are presented to the picking persons in due time and correct sequence. Mobile transport robots supplied by SAFELOG move the racks from the storage areas to the picking stations. HÖRMANN’s smart Warehouse Management System (HiLIS WMS) controls and monitors all of the system’s picking processes to ensure maximum performance and on-time outbound delivery. The swarm robotics installed in SAFELOG’s robots supports optimised transport routes and a maximum of redundancy.
HÖRMANN’s Moving Racks can be used as a standalone solution or together with other warehouses and order picking systems such as AutoStore®. HiLIS WMS synchronises the processes of all systems to ensure the outbound delivery of orders consolidated from various warehouse areas.
All goods stored in HÖRMANN’s Moving Racks system are kept on the racks at their slots. Options are to combine different types of standardised fixtures (e.g. EURO pallet, shelf or grate) or to configure your own racks.
All standard racks share the same size of 1280 mm x 900 mm and a height of up to 2500 mm. The Moving Racks are arranged in the storage area like a grid plus interlinking transport routes. The grid arrangement can be adapted to local conditions, led around obstacles or moved to separated areas.
"Or you can reserve some space for fast-moving robots near the picking areas."
SAFELOG’s mobile transport robots are used to transport the racks. Since they are just 340 mm high, these driverless transport units can therefore underride the racks but also transport pallets or pallet cages. The weight of the top load can be up to 1,500 kg.
In order to enable its mobile robots to communicate with one another and any nearby production or logistics equipment, SAFELOG developed an agent-based control methodology for the transport units. The swarm of robots uses this robotics system to negotiate the actual routes and the task of each unit among themselves, thus making a higher-level control station unnecessary. The control software is tailored to the needs of each customer and linked directly to the HiLIS WMS to provide the required task management.
Automation solutions for highly dynamic business segments require flexible adaptations to on-site intralogistics processes and infrastructures. Our cooperation partner CAJA Robotics assists us in turning this innovative approach into reality based on up-to-date software, robots specially engineered for goods-to-person deliveries, and user-friendly workstations.
Micro-fulfillment is an innovative strategy for the efficient fulfillment of orders in online retail close to the end customer. Especially in growing cities with traffic congestion and massively rising space costs, fast delivery coupled with low space and personnel requirements offers great opportunities for retailers.
E-commerce has been changing the retail sector sustainably over the years. Above all, the expectations of consumers are becoming more demanding and are based, for example, on the delivery speed of the benchmark. As a result, new logistics strategies that can efficiently meet these expectations become indispensable. With micro-fulfillment centers, orders are picked on the same day and made available to customers immediately for collection or delivered directly to their homes.
We support the safe handling of high-turnover cargo items such as containers, boxes or trays by providing bespoke automatic small-parts or shuttle warehouses. Applications include both classic warehouse functions and buffer stores, goods provisioning, order picking systems and more.
Automatic small-parts warehouses benefit you with a highly compact warehouse, fast access to goods (fully automatic movement into and out of stock) and optimised stock turnover performance. Shuttle systems feature the following particular extras: Maximum dynamics and extremely high throughput rates, extraordinary flexibility and redundancy. The use of power caps, buffer stores and other techniques also make shuttle systems particularly energy efficient and sustainable.
Another advantage is these systems’ almost limitless scalability. Ever-shortening product life cycles, massively changing product portfolios and current market insecurities render enterprise growth planning a nearly impossible task. We are therefore providing modular solutions that keep growing with your enterprise and take little effort to expand as the need arises.
HiLIS, the Warehouse Management System (WMS) designed by HÖRMANN Intralogistics. HiLIS is the core of the control system for automatic and manual intralogistics processes by HÖRMANN Intralogistics. We act as a full-service provider for our customers' tailor-made intralogistics solutions. HiLIS is a high performance software suite that maps all vital processes in your intralogistics. As the prime memory of your warehouse, HiLIS manages, controls and optimizes your material and data flows.
HiLIS visualizes flows of material and data in a clearly structured manner on the user interface of your choice - from a classic PC workstation to a mobile app. Our warehouse management system plans, controls and monitors even the most complex customer-specific logistics processes. Our modular design allows customized adaptation to your specific needs, giving you maximum flexibility and investment security.
HiLIS stands for high performing and flexible warehouse management. It centrally maps all sections of your intralogistics, from goods inbound to goods outbound, in an optimally coordinated overall system without media and interface discontinuities. These subsections comprise, in essence:
In addition to automatic control in combination with the possibility of manual intervention, one of the most important aspects is that the responsible operators have an optimal overview of the processes. The development of the user interface reflects our decades of expertise as a full-service provider of complete solutions for warehouse management systems. Intuitive and ergonomic operation and visualization on appealing user interfaces are the basic requirements for smooth and fully transparent processes.
Our warehouse management software HiLIS unites all processes. A closer look at subsectors of intralogistics reveals numerous other advantages. Excelling in the overall process starts on a small scale. This is how we achieve systematic and comprehensive optimization down to the smallest detail. The following sections highlight this in more detail.
Goods Inbound - Incorporation into the System
HiLIS processes goods inbound based on so-called advices of the ERP system in order to record delivered stocks in the program. In the meantime, employees can create loading units for storage.
Our WMS distributes the arrival to different storage areas based on flexible rule sets. The automated or manual storage processes follow sophisticated storage strategies that increase the volume utilization rate of the warehouse and significantly reduce the retrieval and picking cycle times.
Prior to storage in our automated storage systems, the system automatically identifies and measures the load units and labels them accordingly, whenever required. This process includes plausibility checks that detect obvious errors in the course of goods inbound at an early stage and enable an appropriate response. Pre-storage measurement allows for maximum space-optimized use of all storage areas. Since the space aspect is one of the most important cost factors, it is worthwhile to make every millimeter usable like playing Tetris.s
The interactive HiLIS app displays the most important plant information on smartphones and tablets.Trust in our experience!
Our know-how as a general contractor for individual intralogistics systems makes us a specialist for tailor-made warehouse management solutions in a wide range of industries.
Our modular system allows creation of customized, economical solutions with different degrees of automation for your individual requirements.
From automatic high-bay warehouses to conveyor systems and order picking: we create the best possible solution tailored to your needs.