Sections, tubes, bars or other long articles, whether stacked in racks or even individually, are transported through the production plant. The use of rack transport systems is widespread for aluminium extrusions, but also for steel and plastic sections.
In the aluminium extrusion industry the logistical automation of such rack transport systems is very advanced. H+H Herrmann + Hieber has contributed decisively to that development; with logistics projects implemented at almost all the major European extrusion plants the company is now a market leader in the sector.
To an increasing extent the technology of transport automation is also becoming established in companies operating in other branches. In recent years H+H has successfully implemented its first projects in the steel and plastics industries.