Careful design – even in the smallest details
The Kion Warehouse Systems GmbH plant in Reutlingen is responsible for development and production of these devices. Here each year approximately 2000 warehouse technology devices are constructed with extreme care that extends to the smallest detail. This at least is the impression of igus® GmbH, who as supplier is working together with Still, i.e. Kion Warehouse Systems, in a project.
The purpose of the collaboration was optimisation of the lift frame on the EK-X type series. It established the necessity that the guidance of the electric and hydraulic cables in the lift mast had to be dimensioned in a manner that saved more install space. Achim Schwarz, Product Manager – Very Narrow-Aisle Devices at Still GmbH: "Originally we used a polygon element on the deflection points that formed a semi circle of small rollers. However, in the new lift mast, due to the smaller install space there had to be a solution with one roller. “