Stage Case study Kärcher
A clean fleet solution at Kärcher´s warehouse.

No way too far thanks to automated truck solutions from Jungheinrich.

Kärcher, the world market leader for innovative cleaning solutions, relies on a large fleet of 17 Automated Guided Vehicles of type EKS 215a at its most modern warehouse Bühlertal. The state-of-the-art automated production logistics  impresses with speed, variability and efficiency.

Challenges

  • Development of an automation solution to manage goods traffic and production supply. 
  • Automation of the process routes between production, assembly and goods dispatch.
  • Solution for intermediate storage of goods when the assembly is fully utilised.
  • Long distances, high shelves and narrow entrances when transporting different load carriers.

Solutions

  • 17 Automated Guided Vehicles of type EKS 215a with cantilevered forks and high lifting height.
  • Buffer storage with an administration system connected to the customer-owned WMS.
  • Intelligent vehicle control and sensor technology for millimetre-accurate work.
  • Lithium-ion technology in combination with six automatic charging stations.

Benefits

  • Variable use of the Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for a wide range of storage tasks.
  • Faster driving at up to 2.5 metres per second thanks to the Jungheinrich tuning module.
  • Maximum truck availability through Li-ion technology and automatic loading stations.
  • Possible 24/7 operation and optimised travel routes for consistent high efficiency.

Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG in a nutshell:

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