SmartStorage FP1, F-type

The bcm SmartStorage is an upgraded and smarter version of the bcm PrimeStorage with its touchscreen PC, remote access devices and several software features, and with more software options available. All bcm SmartStorage solutions have software to aid the operator with automatic location identification and semi-automatic functions to ensure correct pick-and-place of all dies and printing plates.

The bcm SmartStorage is still a manually moved craned. However, the operator gets assistance from the software to help in not making mistakes in either storing or operation of the equipment.

Software options such as “Report Module”, “Industry 4.0” and more make the bcm SmartStorage attractive to many customers. For customers who want a smart storage system, where full-automatic is not required, the bcm SmartStorage is a good choice.

Our customers receive an effective storage system which is well-organized and dies and printing plates can be combined in almost endless combinations.

NB: This storage version is NOT available in bcm PrimeStorage.

semi-automatic single rack storage solution for flatbed dies and printing plates

Product description

The storage structure is built mainly from galvanized steel. The hoist is motor driven with steel-wire and ensures precise positioning and smooth operation, a requirement for the software programs in bcm SmartStorage solutions. The crane and the crane rails are a combination of aluminum, galvanized steel and powder-coated steel.

All bcm SmartStorages have as standard: Remote access devices for on-line support, PC with touch screen, clear icons for easy operation, database, camera on crane and software-controlled lifting and lowering to avoid any collisions inside the storage. Also incorporated is the needed software for the semi-automatic processes, and it is prepared for multiple options such as “Industry 4.0”, “Report Module” and “ID Tags on all parts”.

When operating the bcm SmartStorage cranes the operator first enters the tools required. Each die has their own unique position in the storage, which is entered into the PC. By entering the tool number on the touch screen the crane knows exactly where to drive and how to position itself correctly. Thus, when the operator moves the crane manually he will have the software to tell him when he is in the right position. And only then he can move into the storage and take out the tools needed. Moving in and out, lifting and lowering is also controlled by the crane software. In this way operator mistakes are eliminated, time is optimized, and the operator cannot damage either storage or tools because the cranes’ software is controlling all these movements.

The bcm SmartStorage F1, F-type is the only choice of front-mounted flatbed die storage available if the customer does not want a full-automatic storage (bcm AutoStorage), as this version is not available as bcm PrimeStorage. In this version the storage is also combined with printing plates. The printing plates are placed in the lowest level of the storage and handled manually without use of crane, thus the semi-automatic functions do not apply for the printing plates in this storage.

The trolleys for the storage are on wheels and designed to contain 3 cassettes as standard. Another trolley is available for transporting the printing plates. The trolleys must be placed inside the storage area as this crane cannot rotate. Each cassette contains everything needed for one full set of dies of production (cutting die, stripping die, guillotine board and printing drawing). The trolleys are easy to handle and can be pushed by just one person.

Item number: 5030634


  • Tools 1: Flat bed dies in cassettes

  • Tools 2: Printing plates

  • Color:  Traffic Red (RAL 3020)

  • Levels: 2-7​​​​​​​*

  • Height: 3-10 meters

  • No. of racks: ​​​​​​​One single rack only

  • Software options:  Yes (see product data)

  • Automation level: Semi-automatic

*Dependent on the printing plate size

top view of semi-automatic single rack storage solution for flatbed dies and printing plates
side view of semi-automatic single rack storage solution for flatbed dies and printing plates
front view of semi-automatic single rack storage solution for flatbed dies and printing plates

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