MULTIFLEX System

Pallet-shuttle-system:
High throughput and maximum storage density

The MULTIFLEX from DAMBACH sets new standards for throughput, flexibility and efficiency. It comprises three perfectly coordinated modules with seamless interfaces: the proven COMPACT SHUTTLE, the high-performance vertical conveyor LIFT and the newly developed CARRIER. In analogy to the small-part-shuttle technology, the MULTIFLEX enables multi-deep storage and highly dynamic commissioning of various types of pallets. In addition, the compact design of the DAMBACH-shuttles and vertical conveyors ensure a very high storage density.

With this modular structure, the MULTIFLEX is flexibly adaptable to different challenges. The fields of application for this pallet-shuttle-system are as variable as its three configurations. It is suitable, for instance for cold storage, buffer storage, dispatch warehouses, sequence storage, commissioning warehouses or supply warehouses – But also for compact warehouses with low throughput.

No matter how MULTIFLEX is operated, the system can also be deployed in complex building layouts. It is also ideal for upgrading the most diverse types of existing warehouses, e.g. setups using industrial trucks with low heights or warehouses with most diverse roof slopes. With this pallet-shuttle-system DAMBACH can also bring Industry 4.0 into your existing warehouse, creating an even more intelligent value chain.

All modules of the MULTIFLEX system are consistently construed for the toughest deep-freeze conditions and are suitable for a wide variety of load carriers.

Due to the consistent application of innovative energy storage systems, charging concepts and the DAMBACH smart energy management, this system also has a low energy consumption and therefore reduces costs. The energy balance and thus the operating costs play an essential role, especially in cold storage.

Depending on the customer’s wishes, the pallet-shuttle-system can be used in three different system configurations – Curious?

The scalability of the CARRIER and COMPACT SHUTTLE is one of the MULTIFLEX´s most essential advantages. The integral DAMBACH control enables different modules to achieve flexible operations. For example, it is easily possible to cut the throughput time of a warehouse and improve the utilization of the space at any time.

  • Scalable, for further increases in performance

  • Optimum use of space with any building layout

  • Suitable for a huge range of load carriers

  • Low energy consumption

  • High throughput rates up to 250 pallets per hour

  • High availability

  • Can be retrofitted in existing warehouses

  • Compact design for high storage density

  • Less installation work

  • Cold store compatibility down to –30 °C
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CARRIER:

The new kind of shuttle pallet storage

The newly developed DAMBACH CARRIER sets standards when it comes to approach dimensions and performance. 45 years of experience with highly dynamic storage technology combined in one product. The CARRIER functions as a transport unit for the COMPACT SHUTTLE with or without load and can be repositioned as required with the vertical conveyor. Thanks to the innovative controls concept several COMPACT SHUTTLES can be assigned to one CARRIER at the same time – thus, ensuring scalability for every system solution even afterwards.

Eight running wheels ensure stable, safe transport at mechanical interfaces - therefore easily mastering aisle lengths of up to 120 m. Its lightweight design reduces energy consumption. Also all components are designed for use in cold stores as standard.

A new generation of high-performance power caps plus inductive energy transmission reduce the installation requirements and hence the cost of the investment.

There is a permanent point-to-point radio link between the CARRIER and the COMPACT SHUTTLE, to ensure maximum functional reliability. All the movements are monitored by the integral control system and compared among each other. The DAMBACH control guarantees the highest communication security, for example for emergency stop signals in case of an emergency. The disadvantage for complicated external controls and monitoring is cancelled. The deep freeze suitable touch display is arranged ergonomically and ensures easy maintenance and adjustment of the carriers.

  • Lightweight construction for low self-weight

  • Rated load: up to 1.500 kg

  • Low energy consumption

  • Load-handling: pallets, special load carriers

  • Speed: up to 300 m/min

  • Acceleration: up to 1.2 m/s2

  • Power supply: inductive/conductor rail

  • Cold store compatibility down to –30 °C

  • Integral control

  • Repositioned by vertical conveyor

  • Pre-commissioning
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Only perfect interfaces

ensure highest availability

The new pallet-shuttle-system for the highly dynamic storage of various load carriers from DAMBACH offers unprecedented throughput rates for all kinds of high-bay warehouses. Especially the interfaces of the adjoining storage technology play an essential part.

DAMBACH conveyor systems are optimally designed to meet the demands of high performance and safe pallet transport. The material flow in the adjoining pre-zone is ensured by a variety of conveyor elements: chain conveyors, roller conveyors, roller lifting tables, chain lift tables, turntables and chain transfers. Availability and easy maintenance are firmly embedded into the modular design. Thanks to the intelligent modular construction, even the most diverse load carriers can be conveyed without difficulty.

The MULTIFLEX system has also proven itself in combination with DAMBACH stacker cranes. Therefore, an unprecedented interaction of optimal space utilization, throughput and efficiency can be achieved.

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DAMBACH conveyor systems form the ideal interface to the high-bay warehouse. Reliable and powerful material flow.

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