The revolution in spare parts warehouse

SCM presents Autostore, the new automatic warehouse for spare parts operational since January 2022 as part of renovation and upgrading work at the industrial plant in Rimini.

The project handles 30 thousand items in a structure covering 900 m2 for a height of 5.5 metres, over 13 storage levels and with 24 thousand modular boxes capable of holding up to 30 Kg of pieces each.

SCM can provide a more efficient, better-quality service by speeding up by 75 per cent the pick-up operations and reducing dispatch times by 30 per cent. Every day, around 300 shipments are handled containing thousands of components with a maximum lead time of 48 hours from the time the order is placed.

All this is possible thanks to 19 robots powered by two 12-volt rechargeable batteries capable of picking up one piece every 45 seconds, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The other important advantage is achieving maximum energy efficiency and a long duration over time, with an energy consumption lower than 0.1 kWh per robot.

Autostore is a system offering typical e-commerce performance, that not only brings spare parts to the operator, but works with top-quality performance and speed.

The partnership with Swisslog fully satisfied the company needs with an improved value even for SCM operators. Even if Autostore makes use of 19 robots for the picking operations, the number of resources employed in the Service&Parts team has remained unaltered.