LogiMAT, the international trade fair for intralogistics solutions and process management, set new standards from April 25 to 27, 2023 in Stuttgart. Continental has also been exhibiting at the largest annual intralogistics trade fair in Europe. Under the slogan “Empowering Intralogistics” we have showcased pioneering solutions from the fields of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR), timing-belts for high-bay warehouses and digital solutions for industrial trucks.
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Autonomous transport robots optimize material transport on the shop floor
Continental is showcasing a self-developed autonomous transport vehicle that increases efficiency in production. This Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) automates the flow of materials in production plants, warehouses, and logistics centers. Customers can currently choose between the three use cases Cart, Top Roller and Load Module.
Thanks to its integrated lifting function, the AMR can drive autonomously under trolleys, lift them, and transport them to their destination. With its ultra-compact design and payload of up to 1,200 kilograms, the AMR performs all work completely autonomously. The maximum speed of the robot is up to two meters per second.
If an interlinking of the existing conveyor system with the AMR material flow is planned, Continental's AMR is also a good choice in this application area thanks to a partnership with ROEQ. Coordinated with each other, the automated pick-up and delivery of or to roller conveyors such as high-bay warehouses or production lines becomes the absolute standard. The safety of man, machine and goods is guaranteed by the robot's 360-degree environment detection.
The goods are automatically approached from defined transfer stations, lifted out of the station, and transported to their destination. Basically, designed for transporting pallets, important features such as 360-degree obstacle detection complement safety during pickup, transport, unloading, transfer, or independent approach to the loading station. Orchestrated in a defined infrastructure, maximum efficiency is now just a question of the right (system) setting.
Heavy-duty timing belts for automated storage and retrieval systems
High-bay warehouses are the beating heart of many logistics processes. Filling them and removing goods from them effectively is a major challenge that is increasingly being met by automated storage and retrieval systems with belt drives. As key elements in intralogistics processes, they position goods quickly and precisely. Together with a partner, Continental has developed a new drive technology that is based on the principle of the block and tackle and works with a deflected belt drive. Here, a Synchrodrive timing belt demonstrates several advantages over the rope technology that is often used: minimal wear and tear, less maintenance, shorter positioning times and longer change intervals. The belt technology does not require any lubrication and has already proven beneficial in series production – under large loads as well as in the low-temperature range at temperatures as low as 30 degrees below zero. Continental makes to a large proportion the compounds needed to produce the corresponding belts in-house. The new-generation Synchrodrive timing belts are "closed" belts. With this technology, no tensile cords are exposed. This enables a longer service life even under the most demanding conditions, such as maximum load or outdoor conditions. Wetness or humidity indoors and outdoors cannot harm the belt.
Efficient solutions for smooth material logistics: Find out more about material handling with Continental
Extensive tire portfolio for the logistics and port operation business
Reliable tires play an important role in ensuring safe processes in intralogistics. At the LogiMAT2023, Continental is presenting its current tire portfolio for the logistics and port industry as well as its digital solutions for more efficient tire use. Also included: the clean version of the CS20.
Find out more about Continental tires for the logistics and port industry
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