In order to make logistics capacities more efficient and more flexible for customers, Kessel AG is relying on fully automated logistics processes as part of an expansion and centralization at its headquarters. In addition to an automated transport system (KATE), an automated compact storage system was put into operation.
In the modular compact storage system 13,300 containers are available in a compact design with dense storage. The goods are automatically transported to the workstations by robots. The storage system used at Kessel AG moves around 150 containers per hour. Access performance was increased by 20% after only a short time.
With over 600 employees, Kessel AG is the market leader in Germany and an internationally active premium supplier in drainage technology. From the drainage of wastewater and its cleaning to the protection against backwater of a building, the product range includes holistic system solutions.
Kessel AG relies on active fire prevention OxyReduct® in combination with aspirating smoke detectors for early fire detection for the compact storage system.
The OxyReduct® oxygen reduction system reduces the oxygen content in the compact storage system by introducing nitrogen to a previously defined protection level, which is below the ignition limit of the critical materials (in this case cardboard packaging). The development of fire is prevented under these defined conditions.
In addition, aspirating smoke detectors of the TITANUS® type are used. These smoke detectors actively take air samples from the ambient air in the enclosed storage system, analyze them optically and thus detect false alarms 2,000 times more sensitively than conventional fire detectors - a considerable and significant time advantage in the automated warehouse.
Fire sources in high-bay warehouses often lead to the complete destruction of the warehouse. For this reason, it was particularly important for us to prevent the fire from starting or spreading in the first place.
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