Bhadrachalam paper mill of ITC Paperboards & Specialty Papers Division is a largest single location paper mill in India & produces around 210000 TPY of papers & boards. After investing huge amount in upgrading their manufacturing facility ITC started feeling bottleneck in material storage & management.
Initially, to match the high output of the new plant, ITC evaluated conventional systems with high-bay racks and very narrow aisle (VNA) free path stackers but conventional systems were unable to match the plant's throughput and were unable to provide the sufficient storage locations with the available storage area.
ITC had chosen Godrej Koerber Supply Chain Ltd. (GKSCL) to install High Density Automated Storage & Retrieval System (AS/RS) to match their operational needs. The Automated System consists of two extremely high-speed Storage & Retrieval Machines (SRM), which work perfectly in tandem with each other in four Aisles.
Overall Dimensions: 78 Meter (L) X 14 Meter (W) X 18.5 Meter (H).
2 Storage Retrieval Machines
Input/Output Conveyors, Elevators integrated with ASRS.
Handling rate (Pallets/Hour) : 72
"The system has adequate mechanical and software features and we get precision handling and damage free goods. We could not have managed this project with a conventional VNA stacking system and with AS/RS we have no errors in storage and retrieval"
Dy. General Manager