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Material Flow How® -Concept for metal industry

The main components in Material Flow How® -concept are internal logisticsstoring and packing. However, the unique solution is created with system and engineering know how that is based on material handling experience and own in-house engineering resources (mechanical, electrical, PLC and ICT engineering).

Total efficiency of the mill is dependent on how well the logistical systems are integrated to production processes. With smart material flows the efficiency is increased and product quality improved.

When starting to build the material flow how -concept or a part of it, a simulation tools are used to examine different production processes and material flows as well as to analyze bottlenecks.

Our concept is suitable forcold rolled metal manufacturers, galvanized and painted steels, stainless steel, aluminium and copper, other high value metals as well as wire rod.

Read more: 
2016 NewsFlow article: Pesmel Material Flow How - production and logistics in harmony 
2018 NewsFlow article: Ideal Material Flow How with superb internal logistics at Outokumpu 

Metal industry logistics

Automated internal logistics integrates the production processes and material handling functions into one efficient system. Automated logistics ensure fast and accurate material transfers between processes and provide full control of all the material flows in the mill. Today’s efficient logistics means no damages, no lost products, no errors in deliveries.

Automated logistics for coils is done with modern coil carriages and 4-way carriages, which brings the needed flexibility to product transfers. Carriages work independently and make it easy to buffer and catch time after rush hours. Logistic system is fully redundant by automatic material flow re-routing and recalculation functions.

Automated high bay storage (ASRS)

Automated high bay storage functions as the heart of the mill taking care of material handling between the production processes. The system buffers products and transfers them between various phases of the manufacturing process. Intermediate storage is the solution when mills need to have an efficient usage of space with high capacity and unmanned WMS (Warehouse Management System) controlled operation.

Automated shipment storage, individual or combined with intermediate storage, is for storing, sorting and shipping customer products. Automated storage provides increased selling by adapting to local market conditions, efficient usage of space, unmanned operation, shorter shipment periods and better customer service. By sophisticated tracking system the products can easily be identified.

Read more:
2016 NewsFlow article: JSW Steel: Indian steel pioneers improved quality and enhanced throughput with Pesmel YMS 
2016 NewsFlow article: Wuxi Putian - Power transformer core production excellence to be achieved through Pesmel Material Flow How®
2018 NewsFlow article: From warehousing to distribution center: developing your business through internal logistics 

Automated packing for metal industry

Pesmel packing lines are designed for coils, slit coils, sheets and wire rod to give excellent protection and outlook to the product with modern and the most cost effective way. Packing lines are fully automated by preprogrammed packing codes. Different size and types of packages can be packed without adjustments. This combined with high capacity means that the one line can serve several slitters or production lines simultaneously. 

Our packing systems are designed emphasizing environmental issues such as recycling, material and energy savings. Packing can be done with 100% recycled materials, by using 30% less materials and without VCI chemicals, and the same time the packing quality is improved.

Read more:
2016 NewsFlow article: Pesmel automated coil packing lines: the elimination of rust
2016 NewsFlow article: Coil packing, optimized: Chalco takes aluminium coil packing to new levels
2016 News Flow article: SSAB and Pesmel: Partners in high quality sheet packing solutions