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Danieli invests in Pesmel’s wire rod coil logistics and intermediate storing technology

Pesmel will supply a fully automated logistic and high bay storage system for wire rod coils to Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A. The delivery will be an integrated part of a new wire rod mill built in Udine, Italy by ABS (Acciaierie Bertoli Safau S.p.A.), a subsidiary of Danieli & C. The mill with a total of 200 million euros investment will serve as a state-of-the-art showroom for Danieli’s rolling mill equipment for their customers.

The ABS mill will utilize latest process technologies with an annual rolling capacity of 500 000 tons. The mill will start operations in 2020, the first rolling tests being scheduled during the second quarter. Industry 4.0 technologies will be applied extensively throughout the mill processes.

Pesmel’s storage system is designed to handle 150 000 tons of high quality coils annually, delivered mainly for the automotive industry. The system is controlled by Pesmel’s proprietary WSM (Warehouse Management System) which will enable smooth material flows and high storage efficiency. 

The high bay storage functions both as an intermediate store for coils going to annealing as well as as a dispatch storage for customer deliveries using trucks and trains. The coils are transferred to and from the storage with a carriage system featuring a range of coil cars. The storage has an extensive sorting ability which is essential in view of the high number of product grades. The WMS ensures that each coil is in the right place at the right time. Industry 4.0 technologies enable instant access to up-to-date production data and machine availability and, in addition, they provide information for detection of preventive maintenance needs. 

Pesmel’s high bay storage will be one of the first deep lane solutions in the world for wire rod coils as the traditional systems have been based on floor storages operated with overhead cranes or multi-aisle ASRS storages with cantilever racking. “In the deep lane high-bay storage four coils are stored in the same channel in six levels enabling optimum space utilization. Storing capacity will be 11 400 tons (approximately 3800 coils) in a 5000 m2 area with maximum throughput of 82 coils in and 37 coils out in one hour. This type of storage is also very flexible and easy to expand in the future.” says Pesmel’s Sales Manager Jouni Räisänen. The system was optimized for the mill using 3D-animation and simulation during the design phase. “These tools are a great asset in defining the storage capacity and functions in such a challenging and versatile case.” concludes Mr. Räisänen.

For more information, please contact:
Mr. Jouni Räisänen, Sales Manager, Storages
phone +358 207 009 622, email:

Pesmel Ltd. is a leading provider of automated internal plant logistics for the steel, aluminum, pulp and paper and tire industries globally. The company is a single source for all the functions in material handling, inclusive of conveying, sorting, storing, packing and shipping. The scope of supply is integrated into the mill’s production and resource planning with the help of an advanced warehouse management system.
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Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A. designs, constructs, and sells plants for the iron and steel industry worldwide. It operates in two segments, Plant Making and Steel Making. The company designs and builds plants for various process areas. The company was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Buttrio, Italy. 
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