Fast, flexible and efficient automated small-sparts warehouse

Overview Gilgen Stacker Cranes

Stacker crane for small parts
KTL 50
Stacker crane for small parts

KTL 250

Advantages of the system

  • Mobility, functionality and economic efficiency for transporting packaging and for storage
  • Fast and precise access to inventory, improvement of the overview of inventory and inventory security
  • Speed when travelling: up to 6 m/s, and when lifting up to 2 m/s acceleration / deceleration to 2 m/s2
  • Short approach dimensions
  • Single- , double- or multiple-deep storage for increasing picking and inventory turnover performance
  • Flexible load-carrying, carousel with up to 10 loading aids simultaneously
  • Low overall weight
  • Vulkollan track wheels make for less flexing work, lower energy requirement
  • Frictional drive system, optimum efficiency, high energy efficiency
  • All elements to be serviced are at the bottom of the device
Automated small-parts storage system and conveying system for trays

Thai Catering, Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand

With a potential capacity utilization of up to 112 international and national flights per hour, a surface of 563‘000 square meters and on up to 45 million passengers annually capacity, the new Suvarnabhumi Airport became the turntable of Southeast Asia starting in September 2006.


The building consists of two main areas for office, manufacturing and production, as well as the Central Equipment Store ASRS for trays.

The catering service serving the international flights operating at the new airport. The already existing buildings serves as home base, in order to support the production at the Suvarnabhumi airport.

During the first phase the new catering is able to produce 65’000 up to 70’000 meals daily. Capacities of maximal 85’000 meals per day are expected in the next 10 years. 

Logistics solution

The order for Thai Catering covers the delivery and installation of a conveying system for trays mecom® including a small part storage system, two pallet conveying systems and the adequate Control and Monitoring System.

Fördertechnik Behälter Thai Airways Catering Layout

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