Logistica La Serenisima, the joint venture of Danone and Mastellone in Argentina, upgraded and expanded its automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) in Buenos Aires to meet the need for increased speed and throughput in its automated warehouse. In addition to adding a fourth storage/retrieval machine (SRM), the software and conveyor controls were updated to accommodate dispatch missions to the new machine. A new safety zone also was added to aisle one. (Shown is the palletizing area as it looked circa 1999.)
The new SRM was fully operational and integrated into the warehouse control system and software within 30 days. The entire project included removing racks, installing a power bus, installing the SRM, revising conveyor controls, updating software, testing and re-installing the racks. Controlling and managing all the product flows and order processing is Westfalia Technologies’ pre-Savanna Warehouse Management Software. Westfalia provides logistics software and material handling equipment for plants, warehouses and distribution centers.