There has been an increase in demand for vertical storage rack systems for Food & beverage storage across the supply chain in the food sector in recent years, with a particular focus on the benefits of temperature controlled environments, clean rooms and dry store rooms.
DryStore® and ClimateStore® technologies from Hänel integrate into both vertical storage rack systems; the Lean-Lift and Rotomat, allowing perishable goods and sample products to be stored under the requirements of the food and beverage industry.
Anheuser-Busch InBev, with headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, is the world’s largest brewery group, producing some 446 million hectoliters of beer in 24 countries. The company employs about 150,000 people worldwide.
BECK’S, STELLA ARTOIS, Corona and Budweiser are among the company’s more than 200 beer brands. Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu in Munich, Germany, represents one of the company’s more traditional brands. In the quality management laboratory, a temperature-controlled Hänel Rotomat® system is used to store samples from freshly brewed batches of various beers. These samples are kept in the laboratory where they are monitored with microscopic tests for a specified time.
The microbiological fermenting process that enriches the beer is carefully maintained through an efficient electronic heating unit that keeps the temperature at a constant 28 degrees Celsius in the Rotomat®. The Hänel Rotomat® saves space while also supporting ergonomic processes and flexibility when monitoring the beer samples.
Keeping loads strategically balanced within the vertical lift system saves remarkable amounts of energy. Hänel EcoLoad® constantly monitors the load status. The microprocessor controller suggests how the beer samples can be optimally distributed across the various carriers. The result: Very little energy is required for the rotational movement in the storage system.