Glossary

Stacker cranes

High-performance stacker cranes round out the KNAPP portfolio of automated warehouse systems. Stacker cranes automatically store and retrieve load carriers such as cartons or containers in high-bay racking and flow rack systems. Because of the low floor space requirements and up to 4-deep storage, stacker crane systems are tremendously space-effective and have great tremendous storage capacity.

Versatile scope of application
Depending on customer-specific requirements, the stacker crane can be used in a variety of applications:

  • Goods-to-person system
  • Replenishment of flow racks in automatic and manual picking areas
  • Buffer system

Flexibility
For stacker cranes, KNAPP always uses a platform strategy with modularly constructed systems. The product line is diverse: Various load-handling devices for various applications are available, so an optimal solution can be implemented for each customer requirement.

Experience
KNAPP has many years of experience in the development, installation, startup and after-sales support of stacker cranes: Worldwide, there are more than 300 stacker cranes in use.

Technology and safety
The KNAPP stacker cranes have the most modern technology available, which results in an exceptionally high level of effectiveness and safety. The control system is the Siemens S7, a state-of-the-art control system for machines. Stacker cranes also offer the highest security for valuable items, because the whole system is completely enclosed by fencing. The modern interlock access concept guarantees that only authorized persons can access the system.

Sustainability
The energy management software of the KNAPP stacker cranes has proven its worth: Energy recuperation is standard for the system. Additionally, the control software is continually optimizing the storage locations and thereby minimizing conveying distances.