Kemper Expands Automation Activities
The plant engineering specialist Kemper is expanding its activities in the area of automation with the founding of a new business venture for warehouse, automation and control technology. Kemper Storatec will offer a broad spectrum of services for individual customer requirements. In addition to the automated storage and retrieval system Kemper Intellistore, the portfolio includes various storage and tool change systems, pallet loading and unloading devices, and control facilities. "Kemper Storatec is an important step for us to becoming an all around system provider. We can now offer our customers a wide range of products from the handling and transport of storage goods to comprehensive control, warehousing and automation concepts", says Björn Kemper, managing director of Kemper GmbH.
Moreover, investments were made to further improve the expertise of the company. The majority of employees, for example, can look back on more than 20 years experience in the areas of warehousing and automatic goods provisioning. The flagship of the product portfolio is Kemper Intellistore The automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) in conjunction with control software developed by the Fraunhofer Institute, allows for considerably higher capacity utilization of shelf and warehousing systems, as well as clearly faster machine feeds. Compared with conventional solutions, the ASRS does not work with drawers; the sheet metal panels are accessed individually during loading and unloading. The advantages include a more efficient utilization of storage capacities due to better filling levels, more flexibility for shelf usage and faster goods handling.