AutoStorage P1, F-Type

This fully automatic single rack storage for printing plates, with a front-mounted robot crane, is useful if lacking the required space for two racks. If you have a small footprint, but still want the most effective solution, this storage system is ideal.

The entire storage is covered in steel sheet cladding to make a completely closed system. It is operated from a large touchscreen and the entire system runs on a PC with database, remote access devices and more. Other software options are available for this solution, e.g., Report Module, Industry 4.0, etc.

The printing plates are hung on special bcm-designed profiles (stereo profile ASP8) with the capacity of up to eight printing plates per profile. Thus, more jobs can be picked up at the same time while maintaining organization of the printing plates inside the storage.

This F-type robot crane cannot rotate and thus the trolley and garage must be placed inside the storage.      

Full-automatic single rack storage solution for printing plates

Product description

The storage structure is built mainly from galvanized steel. The robot crane and the crane rails are a combination of aluminum, galvanized steel and powder coated steel. The electronic equipment is comprised of top brands only to meet the highest quality standards available on the Western European market.

The robot crane can move in multiple directions simultaneously, making it both time saving and efficient. The operator can request multiple jobs at the same time which are then kept in the PC’s memory while the robot crane is working through the job list. The bcm AutoStorages are simple, effective and safe.

The control system is made from external suppliers’ parts and software combined with a bcm-programmed interface. bcm’s 25 years of “best practice” experience ensures that the customers get the best products available in terms of software, quality and functionality.

Every bcm AutoStorage has access points for online support, including cameras on the robot crane and the storage, to monitor every movement, an advantage for both the customer and bcm.Each storage is customized to fit the space available and the needs of each customer.

When the robot crane picks the printing plates inside the storage, they are delivered on a trolley in a designated garage. The trolleys and garages can have different designs and use different means of transportation to reach the converting lines, e.g., on wheels, chain conveyors, transfer carts, etc.

Item number: 5029690

Tools: Printing plates, 8 pcs. on a profile

Color:  Anthracite Grey (RAL7016)

Levels: 3-7*

Height:  4-10 meters

No. of racks: one single rack only

Software options:  See "product data"

Automation level:  Full-automatic crane (Robot).

*Dependent on the printing plate size


side view of full-automatic single rack storage solution for printing plates
top view of full-automatic single rack storage solution for printing plates
front view of full-automatic single rack storage solution for printing plates

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