Kasto upgrades the Unitop storage system

Kasto has recently updated the Unitop storage system with a comprehensive retrofit. 
During the retrofit at Heine + Beisswenger, Kasto replaced the existing S5 system control with a modern Siemens Simatic S7 400 PLC and updated the drive controllers as well as the SRM’s positioning sensors and Profinet connection. The hoisting gear was given an efficient, three-phase drive and the power supply to the SRM and carriage was renewed to improve reliability.
Another modernization task was the replacement of the carriage that receives the cassettes and delivers them to the storage and retrieval stations at the front of the Unitop. Additionally, the longitudinal travel speed of the new carriage is twice as fast at 120 meters per minute, increasing efficiency further.
The storage facility is now controlled and managed by KASTOlogic warehouse management software, which has a graphical user interface that makes operation simple and intuitive.
Since then, the warehouse has been operating reliably at its increased efficiency level and Kasto is constantly available for troubleshooting and online remote maintenance via its service hotline.
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