Automated storage for electronic parts must satisfy special requirements in the electronics industry. Most electronic components are very sensitive and / or small in size. They need to be stored in a well-organized system so that they are available for production processes quickly and on demand. Automated systems specially designed to store electronic components are in use throughout the electronics industry. Automated carousel or lift systems provide secure and structured storage of various components to ensure fast retrieval when items are needed for dynamic manufacturing processes.
Automated systems can provide inventory storage or buffer storage in production environments. Automated storage systems are controlled and managed with software programs that support fast access to parts and components as needed. Mistakes during put and pick operations are virtually impossible with automated storage systems. Automated storage systems for electronic components function according to the “goods to man” principle and bring the required items directly to the user at the access point.
Numerous companies in the electronics industry worldwide use the Hänel Rotomat® storage carousel to store sensitive electronic devices both in the production hall and in the dispatch warehouse.
Pick and put operations can be booked using a barcode scanner. This guarantees continuous inventory control. If electronic components need to be stored in an antistatic, air-controlled environment, the ESD version of the Hänel Rotomat® storage carousel can be combined with systems like the Hänel ClimateStore® or the Hänel CleanStore.