Pesmel to supply automated storage and hot rolled coil logistics solution to Hindalco Industries
Pesmel and leading aluminum manufacturer Hindalco have agreed on the configuration and delivery of an automated storage and retrieval system for hot rolled aluminum coils for its aluminum facility in Odisha, India. The solution is the first of its kind and is expected to be operational at the end of 2024.
The delivery comprises an automated high-bay storage with a rack-supported building containing 392 effective coil storage places. The delivery also includes one digitalized automatic stacker crane and four in-feed/out-feed automatic coil cars, with a maximum capacity of 10 coils per hour, both in and out respectively.
The unique solution for handling hot coils of up to 350°C will have a dedicated cooling system comprising 220 cooling positions with fans. “We offered individual dedicated fans for the coils, with energy savings and control per mutual discussion per preference of Hindalco,” comments Juha Suksi, VP Metals at Pesmel.
Coils produced Hindalco’s Hirakud FRP (Flat Rolled Products) plant in Odisha in Northwestern India, with a maximum weight of 22 metric tons per coil, will be cooled to 60°C within 37 hours.
Hindalco selected Pesmel’s rack-supported Automatic Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) outside the existing building to augment storage capacity for aluminum coils. The customer’s initial idea was to install an ASRS inside the building. However, height and length limitations restricted storage capacity.
“We proposed a rack-supported building outside to store more coils, which was the solution that the customer finally selected,” Suksi explains, adding that the rack-supported building is the most cost-effective solution.
Pesmel has been involved with the project since its beginning in 2018. Pesmel has already supplied two coil packing lines to Hindalco and has existing vertical storage references in India.
“We have gained the trust of our customers by providing them with future-oriented solutions backed by strong support,” concludes Jagannathan Rajagopalan, MD, of Pesmel South Asia.
For more information, contact:
Juha Suksi, VP Metals, Pesmel Corporation,
Tel: +358 40 524 2075
Tel: +19729770518, +91 7738249464
Hindalco Industries Limited is the metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group. A US$26 billion metals powerhouse, Hindalco is an industry leader in aluminum and copper.
Pesmel is a leading provider of integrated material flow solutions for the pulp and paper, steel, non-ferrous metal, and tire industries globally. The company is a single source for all functions and related software in automated handling, packing, sorting, storing, and shipping. The scope of supply is integrated with the mill processes and resource planning with the help of an advanced warehouse management system.