Why are semi-finished products in the metals industry particularly challenging?

Storing slabs, coils and plates as efficiently as possible has always been a challenging endeavor in the steel and aluminum industries.

Product storage and handling are much more complicated than in other sectors or, for example, in high-bay stores. Slabs and coils – often of different sizes – have to be stacked on top of each other. This requires numerous parameters to be observed, for instance, the condition of the product surface and the product weights, all of which determine the forces acting on the stored items and on the equipment and the sinking depths.

Additionally, various restrictions have to be taken into account in order to find the best suited storage position for each individual stored product.

We have developed TWMS/metals specifically for the requirements of the metals industry.

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