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AKL warehouse

What is an AKL warehouse?

AKL warehouse is the abbreviation for automatic small parts warehouse or sometimes also for automatic box warehouse. This is a storage system for the space-saving and compact storage of small items.

 

What is stored in an AKL warehouse?

An “Automatic AKL warehouse” is a storage system in which small-volume units such as screws or electronic parts are stored. … An AKL warehouse consists of the storage system, the storage and retrieval device, the load handling devices (LAM), countless containers and a picking area.

 

How does an AKL warehouse work?

Process of an automatic small parts warehouse AKL warehouse:
The order picker enters the necessary small parts into the AKL warehouse management system, which forwards the desired items to the control software. This software ensures that the desired items are brought to the picking station.

 

What is an automated AKL warehouse?

According to the Gabler Wirtschaftslexikon, the goal of an automatic small parts warehouse is “to increase the cost-effectiveness of warehousing by increasing stock turnover, reducing stock levels and better utilization of storage facilities, as well as shortening delivery times through faster outsourcing.

 

How should an AKL warehouse be structured?

In an AKL warehouse, each individual item has a storage location. The storage space is assigned either chaotically or numerically. With numerical space allocation, the articles are stored in the order of their article numbers.

 

How much does an automatic AKL warehouse cost?

“The racking technology for shuttle systems is more complex than that for classic AKL warehouses because the rails are integrated in the racking,” explains Michael Fritz. If one speaks of nine to ten euros per storage space in the AKL warehouse without the RBG, this sum can quickly increase to 17 to 20 euros in shuttle warehouses.

 

How can I plan an AKL warehouse exactly?

Tip: Think as future-oriented as possible and plan a space reserve in your AKL warehouse, since the storage space is usually difficult to expand later.

How big should the AKL warehouse be?

  1. stored goods,
  2. the crowd
  3. kind
  4. and turnover rate of the items to be stored.

 

What is an AKL warehouse concept?

To create an AGL warehouse concept, it is necessary to collect as much information as possible regarding the customer’s requirements, the space available and the resources available. … It is not enough just to know what the customer needs or can implement.

 

What needs to be considered when planning an AKL storage system?

Among other things, the spatial conditions and the type and size of the goods must be taken into account as early as the planning stage. The aim is for the AKL storage system to be tailored to the individual requirements of production in the best possible way, so that downtimes are minimized.

 

Welche Maßnahmen unterstützen die Sicherheit im AKL Lager?

Help for your safety briefing in the AKL warehouse

. storage and stacking.
. Storage of hazardous materials.
. Internal transport of hazardous substances.
. To lift and to carry.
. Pulling and pushing with means of transport.
. Correct selection of means of transport when pulling and pushing loads.
. Working safely with hand pallet trucks.

 

AKL warehouse / automatic small parts warehouse

AKL warehouse is the abbreviation for automatic small parts warehouse or sometimes also for automatic box warehouse. This is an AKL storage system for the space-saving and compact storage of small items. AKL warehouses are primarily used by large logistics centers that process a high volume of orders. The automated small parts warehouse consists of a shelving system with one or more narrow aisles in which the storage and retrieval machines and conveyor technology move. The AKL storage systems are usually set up as a single or multi-space solution.

The AKL warehouse is operated automatically using the appropriate software, which controls the stacker cranes in the aisles and enables picking according to the “goods to man” principle. The conveyor technology delivers the requested parts directly to the picking station. In the automated small parts warehouse, a permanent inventory is also guaranteed through the connection to the warehouse management software.

Space-optimized automation with small parts warehouse

The AKL warehouse offers various advantages as a storage system. In the automatic small parts warehouse, small items can be stored more compactly and on a smaller footprint than would be possible in comparable conventional shelving systems thanks to the automated operation. The stacker cranes move in narrower aisles and remove the small containers, boxes or trays depending on the type of item. The automatic removal takes place by driving under, pulling or gripping the goods. In addition to the optimal use of storage space, the AKL warehouse also enables high turnover for a large number of small items.

Automatic small parts warehouse

An “automatic small parts warehouse” (AKL warehouse) is a storage system in which small-volume units such as screws or electronic parts are stored. Small parts warehouses are always automated compared to high-bay warehouses.

An AKL warehouse consists of the storage system, the storage and retrieval device, the load handling equipment (LAM), countless containers and a picking area.

The units are in containers such as cartons or plastic boxes (trays), which are stored in the respective shelf. If there is more than one container in a shelf, this is referred to as double-deep storage. If comparatively small parts are stored in the container or if there is little turnover, then different articles can be stored in the same container. A prerequisite for this mixed allocation is support from the warehouse management system.

The AKL warehouse is served by stacker cranes or shuttle vehicles. If necessary, these automatically grab the handles or handle strips of the containers in order to pull them from the shelf onto the LAM or push them back into the compartment. As a rule, stacker cranes can carry up to 300 kilograms and usually reach a speed of around 7 m/s. Shuttle vehicles can be used, among other things, to save on handling processes by transporting the goods directly to the destination via a rail system.

Since an AKL warehouse works according to the principle – goods to man – the AKL warehouse and the picking zone are closely linked. Outside the storage system, the area between the picking zone and the warehouse can have a flexible layout and not be directly connected to each other. The items are then taken to the order picker by means of driverless transport (DTS).

An AKL warehouse is planned according to the tightest tolerance specifications and therefore places the highest demands on manufacturing accuracy and assembly precision as well as on the legal form itself – with full use of the room height.

In an automatic small parts warehouse (AKL warehouse), small parts are stored in a space-saving manner and with full use of the room height. Unlike a high-bay warehouse, a small parts warehouse is always automated.

The structure of an AKL warehouse is as follows:

  1. The AKL warehouse consists of a shelving system with aisles of different sizes
  2. In the AKL warehouse, each aisle has a stacker crane (RBG)
  3. In the small parts warehouse, containers, boxes or trays are used to store the items
  4. There are usually several picking stations in the AKL warehouse
  5. The AKL warehouse shelving systems have conveyor technology to transport the items from the storage and retrieval device to the individual picking stations
  6. There are placement stations and control software available

Process of an automatic small parts warehouse AKL warehouse:

The order picker enters the necessary small parts into the warehouse management system in the AKL warehouse, which forwards the desired items to the control software. This software ensures that the desired items are brought to the picking station. The picker takes the number of items that are required and the container is returned to the designated shelf.