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  • 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.

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  • Solutions and Products for the Future of Intralogistics

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  • Dynamic markets require complex warehousing strategies that guarantee maximum availability, flexible connection to production and sequential dispatch provision.

    Whether it is an automated high-bay warehouse, small parts and tray warehouse, the innovative miniload solution AutoStore®, picking system or conveyor system: We have tailor-made, economical solutions with varying degrees of automation for every requirement. Flexible and customized - designed to meet your needs and those of your load.

    The HÖRMANN intra Logistics System HiLIS manages, controls, and monitors all functional areas online, and ensures maximum transparency and system availability with its flexible interfaces.
    • Automatic High-Bay Warehouse

    • Individual and highly available

      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.

        • Automatic High-Bay Warehouse - System

        • Rack systems

          • Clad rack systems
          • Built-in rack constructions
          • Single-position systems
          • Multi-position systems

          Storage method
          • Single-deep
          • Multi-deep

          Loads
          • Pallets
          • Stacks without pallet
          • Special customer load carriers

          Storage and retrieval machines
          • One mast construction
          • Two mast construction
          • Four mast construction
          • Telescopic fork technology
          • Shuttle technology
          • Shuffle cart
        • Automatic High-Bay Warehouse - Technical Features

        • Technical features

          • Travel control
          • Energy recovery
          • Indirect converter for immediate reuse of released energy
          • Compartment fine positioning with laser or camera system
          • Self-learning fine positioning
          • Variable acceleration depending on device load
          • Algorithmic path optimization
        • Automatic High-Bay Warehouse - Periphery

        • Periphery

          • Roof and wall cladding
          • Smoke and heat exhausting
          • Fire alarm system
          • Sprinklering system
          • Oxyreduct system
          • Fire protection gates
          • Lockages
          • Lighting
          • Heating
          • Airconditioning
      • AutoStore® – The Ultimate Space Maker for Intralogistics

      • 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.

        AutoStore® System Benefits

        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."

        Ultra-dense Storage and Unrivalled Availability

        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.

        Red Line und Black Line

        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.

          • AutoStore® - how it works

          • Bins (container)
          • Grid
          • Robots
          • Ports (picking modules)
          • Controller
          • Warehouse Management System HiLIS AS
          • Bins (container)
            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.

            Grid
            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.

          • Robots

          • 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.

            Red Line robots

            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

            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.

             

          • Ports (consignment modules)

          • 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.

          • Controller

          • This module is the AutoStore® command centre and provides traffic control and database management functions.
          • Warehouse Management System HiLIS AS

          • 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.


          • HÖRMANN and AutoStore® - Top Performance with a Tiny Footprint

          • 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 – Humans & Machines playing on the same team

        • Order picking with artificial intelligence

          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.

          Benefits of Pick-by-Robot with AI

          • Reliable and non-fatiguing
          • 24/7 operation 
          • Low operating costs 
          • Top-level picking confidence
          • High productivity 
          • Faultless order picking 
          • Easy commissioning and integration in existing picking stations  
          • Self-learning AI
            • HÖRMANN Moving Racks – Mobile Robots for Your Warehouse Logistics

            • 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.

                • What are Moving Racks?

                • 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.

                • Storage Area

                • 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 AGV Robots

                • 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.

              • Goods-to-person Systeme

              • 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.

                Innovative software

                • Cloud-based
                • Neural algorithms with ongoing real-time optimisation
                • Easy WMS integration e.g. into HiLiS

                Collaborating robots

                • Provisioning by cart robot
                • Arranging of goods across a very wide height range by demand-driven robot lift
                  • Micro-fulfillment solutions: HÖRMANN Logistics

                  • Extremely fast fulfillment close to customers

                    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.

                    Micro-fulfillment as an efficient problem solver

                    Micro-fulfillment is characterized by a network of small, flexible warehouses. These are placed directly in the city or on the edge of the city. Due to the high degree of automation and a high storage density, little space and few personnel are required. The proximity to the customer enables Click & Collect offers as well as a reduction in time and costs for delivery. Micro-fulfillment centers can be operated as independent storage and picking centers or dynamically integrated into existing retail stores. Applications are available for retail and wholesale as well as for industry.

                    E-Commerce & Logistics Systems of the Future

                    • Mega-trends & social discourses
                    • Fulfillment strategies at a glance
                    • Micro-fulfillment center in the detail perspective
                    • Practical examples from food to electronics
                      • AutoStore – smart, dynamic, individual

                      • HÖRMANN Intralogistics offers with AutoStore an innovative system for automatic storage and picking in micro-fulfillment centers. Due to its modular design, AutoStore can be installed quickly and easily and individually expanded at any time. The ultra-high storage density and availability makes AutoStore the ideal solution for micro-fulfillment centers. Micro-fulfillment can be used in many different industries, including fashion, food, sporting goods, electronics and much more.
                      • Fashion

                      • In fashion retail, micro-fulfillment is the ideal solution for ultra fast delivery and collection. When integrated into a retail store, the store warehouse can partially be integrated into the micro-fulfillment solution. This creates more space for the customer's shopping experience and the presentation of goods in the store. This results in a synergy from the advantage of customer proximity for online business and local customer service. Customers are also becoming less dependent on opening hours and can pick up their goods via Click & Collect.
                      • E-Food

                      • Micro-fulfillment is the ideal solution, especially for online food retail. The customer proximity enables Click & Collect as well as very fast deliveries. Hybrid store concepts can also be implemented, in which customers choose fresh products themselves, while all other goods are automatically assembled and simply taken away when leaving the store. Micro-fulfillment thus ensures a perfect shopping experience for customers, while at the same time simplifying processes and making them highly efficient.
                      • E-food fulfillment strategies

                      • Micro-fulfillment is the ideal solution, especially for online food retail. The customer proximity enables Click & Collect as well as very fast deliveries. Hybrid store concepts can also be implemented, in which customers choose fresh products themselves, while all other goods are automatically assembled and simply taken away when leaving the store. Micro-fulfillment thus ensures a perfect shopping experience for customers, while at the same time simplifying processes and making them highly efficient.s
                    • Miniload or Tray Warehouses

                    • Flexible warehouses for small parts

                      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 AS warehouse management system

                        • 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.

                            • What are the advantages of our warehouse management system HiLIS?


                            • 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:

                              • Control and monitoring of goods inbound and outbound processes
                              • Central warehouse, inventory and order management
                              • Replenishment control
                              • Control and monitoring of order management
                              • Consignment
                              • Consolidation
                              • Packing and shipping
                              • Control of truck loading
                              • Inventory
                              • Optimized material flow control
                              • Interface integration of the PLC plant control system
                              • Flexible connection to any ERP and production systems

                              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.

                            • Optimized processes in close-up


                            • 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.

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                            • App to date - more digital mobility for you

                            • 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.

                          • Conveyor Systems

                          • Optimal conveying
                            We work with state-of-the-art conveyor technology in accordance with the specific needs of the goods and the required throughput rates.

                            Our performance
                            • conveyor systems for pallets, grid boxes, corrugated board stacks or rolls
                            • conveyor systems for bins or cardboard boxes
                            • conveyor system for trays, workpiece carriers, et al.
                            • roller conveyors, chain conveyors, plastic chain conveyors, slat conveyors
                            • shuttles
                            • carls elevators
                            • overhead monorail systems
                            • floor conveyors
                            • automatic guided vehicle system
                            • radio-controlled fork lift trucks
                            • automatic truck loading systems for coils, including special truck trailers
                              • Picking Systems

                              • Different technologies and tools integrate picking systems into automating processes. For example: Pick-by-Light, Pick-by-Voice ...
                                  • Picking methods

                                    • Person-to-goods
                                    • Goods-to-person
                                  • Methods

                                    • Pick-by-Light
                                    • Put-to-Light
                                    • Pick-to-Belt
                                    • Pick-by-Voice
                                    • Pick-by-Vision
                                    • handheld terminals
                                    • PDA
                                    • tablet computer
                                    • Forklift control systems
                                  • Order picking

                                • Our competencies

                                • Customized solutions for your Intralogistics

                                  Dynamic markets with order-related and batch size-optimized production and distribution of goods require customized just-in-time and just-in-sequence processes.

                                  Whether construction of a new plant or modernization and optimization of existing systems - we offer a single point of contact from finding a solution to the final turnkey handover.

                                  As a general contractor, we design and implement individual intralogistics systems for distribution and production logistics.

                                  The HÖRMANN logistics hotline is available for you around the clock, 365 days a year.

                                  Our services

                                  • We offer conception, realization, training and service from one single source.
                                  • You have only one contact person from the idea to the turnkey delivery.
                                  • Optimal stock flow, transparent information flow, shortened throughput times and inventory reductions.
                                  • You get the most economical solution with full transparency of costs.
                                  • State-of-the-art, future-proof technology guarantees optimal functionality.
                                    • Greenfield projects

                                    • New installations
                                      Having us as a general contractor means that you have only one contact person for your automated warehouse and material flow system.

                                      Our services
                                      • General contracting
                                      • Functional responsibility
                                      • Operational responsibility
                                      • Fully integrated project management
                                      • Controllership for costs and deadlines
                                      • Supplier assessment

                                      Your advantage
                                      • One face to the customer most economical solution
                                      • Optimal interaction of all components
                                      • Functional and P&L responsibility
                                    • Retrofit

                                    • Do you already use conveyor systems or high-bay warehouses?
                                      Mechanics, hardware and software of your logistics system are no longer up to date resulting in high maintenance and downtime costs? Perhaps you can no longer update the installed software? If so, your system is now ready for modernization.

                                      Our performance
                                      • Analysis of the need of retrofit
                                      • Project Planning
                                      • Modernization of mechanics
                                      • Modernization of control systems and sensor technology
                                      • Modernisation of computer systems
                                      • State-of-the-art software modification
                                      • Experienced project management

                                      Your advantages
                                      • Modernization during ongoing operation I
                                      • ncreased system performance Increased availability
                                      • Guaranteed maintainability
                                      • Latest state of the art
                                    • Distribution logistics

                                    • Dynamic markets require complex storage strategies for fast, direct availability, variable production flows, flexible order picking and tour-specific dispatch preparation.

                                      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.

                                    • Production logistics

                                    • Order-related, customer-specific production, picking and provision of goods require continuous, intelligent and flexible workflow concepts.

                                      We implement highly redundant production logistics systems for various industries, which enable significant increases in productivity and efficiency.

                                      Complex emergency processes guarantee just-in-time and just-in-sequence delivery capability.

                                      Our performance
                                      • Production systems
                                      • Assembly systems
                                      • Daisy chaining
                                      • Handling systems for production buffers
                                      • JIT and JIS sequence buffer
                                      • Control and emergency processes for traceability
                                      • Use of redundant systems for highest availability
                                    • Customer service

                                    • The HÖRMANN Logistics Service Team is always there for you around the clock, 365 days a year.

                                      Regular maintenance, system care and update service ensure system availability. In case of a breakdown, our hotline service provides immediate assistance and, if necessary, immediately sends a team of specialists.

                                      Our error database records every hotline message immediately and is online available at any time. Consistently evaluated statistics serve as a basis for the development of preventive measures.

                                      Our performance
                                      • 24/7 hotline service
                                      • Preventive system maintenance and update service
                                      • Individual maintenance concepts
                                      • Spare parts management
                                      • Remote maintenance for software and control
                                      • Failure statistics and analysis

                                      Your advantages
                                      • Maximum system availability
                                      • Online access to failure database
                                      • Optimized total costs
                                      • Lifetime contact person