TransRoll® – Big capacity, small footprint
The TransRoll® storage solution is an integral part of Pesmel’s Material Flow How® concept for paper mills. It is helping customers around the world achieve efficiency in terms of storage capacity, facility footprint, and speed and accuracy of deliveries.
Pesmel’s Material Flow How® concept is all about arranging production and material flows to help maximize production efficiency and minimize the amount of required equipment and manual labor. The TransRoll® storage solution helps expedite internal logistics by improving overall efficiency and speeding up throughput times, with seamless integration between storage functions and production. At the other end, shipping logistics are helped along by smoother and faster turnaround times, which in turn ensure the unique storage facility’s high handling capacity.
Tried and tested
Our solutions utilize advanced automation and patented solutions, all designed in-house at Pesmel. A simulated model is created to examine all the different production procedures and material flows on-site before construction and delivery of your solution. Risks are assessed, and potential bottlenecks identified and addressed. We optimize the footprint of the storage facility to fit the site and process, rather going higher than expanding outwards, to keep the site as compact and manageable as possible.
Heart of the solution
You will find our automated TransRoll® storage system at the heart of a delivered Pesmel solution at a paper mill. Other typical elements may include roll handling and packing systems. All these elements are fully integrated with the Pesmel Control MOM (Manufacturing Operations Management) system.
“We help optimize storage and logistical functions, increasing total capacity and decreasing costs.”
Part of our solution is always the software behind the storage solution. The Pesmel Warehouse Management System (WMS) integrates and controls material flows between production, storage, roll handling, and shipping. This helps optimize storage and logistical functions, increasing the total capacity of the system and decreasing costs.
The large number of different processes at a paper mill, from the paper machines and converting all the way to shipping, need to have the ability for individual and independent optimization and maintenance. A smartly integrated Pesmel TransRoll® storage located between the main processes breaks a rigid production line down into smaller, individually more manageable processes with a minimal number of connecting conveyors.
“Our horizontal deep lane technology is extremely well suited for big storage volumes and high capacities.”
The storage solution based on horizontal deep lane technology is extremely suitable for large storage volumes and high capacities. It has proven to be extremely versatile in customer use as a solution. It can handle both rolls and roll sets without limitations related to roll dimensions or packing variants. Rolls can be unwrapped, partially wrapped, or fully wrapped. It can even store rolls and pallets in the same shared rack structure if necessary.
Unlimited handling capacity
The virtually unlimited handling and sorting capacity of TransRoll® sets it apart from all other storage alternatives. The stacker cranes typically used in our storage solution have a handling capacity reaching up to 50 cycles per hour. And as the channel vehicle can handle six to eight rolls per set, the roll stream can be up to 400 rolls per hour, per stacking crane. This also means that the system has plenty of sorting ability for off-peak hours.
To find out how TransRoll® is proving its worth in operation, explore some of our customer cases from pulp and paper manufacturers around the globe. See how their operations have benefited from Pesmel’s Material Flow How® and dedication to automated excellence.