With 18 SMD lines and a storage area of over 3700m², German electronics manufacturer Smyczek needs to keep 180,000 component reels on site.
In the latest project, all opened reels and the most frequently required full reels are stored in the Dry Tower
With 18 SMD lines and a storage area of over 3700m², German electronics manufacturer Smyczek keeps 180,000 component reels on site. Following huge growth over the past few years, the material logistics in their SMD production facility has been automated, step by step.
In the latest project, all opened reels and the most frequently required full reels are stored in the Dry Tower, which means that about 80% of the materials required for production are handled by the automated Dry Tower system. After unloading, the reels are simply stacked on a trolley and fed into the Dry Tower. The logging and storage process is fully automated from this point.
For the retrieval of the reels Totech has developed a completely new and unique solution: The reels are stacked in an upright container. This ensures that when a batch is retrieved, each reel is easily accessed by the operator.
This prototype is currently still unique but should be ready for series production in the near future