H+H extends pallet transport at Karl Storz

Start of operation in June 2015. At the medical technology specialist Karl Storz, H+H Herrmann + Hieber has installed a vertical conveyor for pallets with an overall weight of up to 1,000 kilograms, including various components for the supply and clearing of goods and for control purposes.

Since its beginning in 1945 Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG in Tuttlingen has developed to become a globally active company for the manufacture and marketing of endoscopes, medical instruments and equipment. The company’s product range, which now includes more than 15,000 items, is continually being extended.

For its manufacturing operations Karl Storz relies on sophisticated technology, which also includes fully automated internal logistics. To increase the capacity for automated material transport the plant technology had to be adapted. With this in mind H+H Herrmann + Hieber was chosen as the logistics partner.

The task facing H+H was to install an automatic pallet transport system between two floor levels and to connect the new vertical conveyor, on both levels, by way of several chain conveyors to the existing transport system. The items to be transported are standard pallets with overall weight up to 1,000 kilograms. The range of equipment supplied included an SPS control system, all the necessary sensors, additional control units and the necessary safety devices.