Industria Molitoria Denti

Sector: Food

Place: Reggio Emilia - Italy

Ferretto Group`s automated pallet racking system improves finished products management and significantly speeds-up order processing in the milling sector

Ferretto Group was hired by Industria Molitoria Denti to design an automatic pallet racking system that streamlines order fulfilment and positively impacts the company`s growth.  

Ferretto Group has strengthened its experience in the milling sector by developing a fully automated pallet racking system for Industria Molitoria Denti, a leading flour products manufacturer operating in the milling industry for over 3 generations now.

The system developed by Ferretto Group successfully addressed major challenges that Industria Molitoria Denti and companies in this sector constantly face when trying to maximize storage capacity, establish real-time inventory and improve traceability of the goods.
Ferretto Group accepted this ambitious challenge, designing and creating a self-supporting automatic pallet storage system suitable for storing and handling up to 2,488 unit loads.

The system is conceived to link production and shipment by means of two stacker cranes which feature forks that pick the pallets stored on industrial racking with nine double-depth load levels. The project is completed by roller conveyors positioned on an overhead mezzanine floor to transport incoming goods and a Fast-ring shuttle to manage the ready to ship pallets leaving the system.

Special attention was paid to safety and fire protection during the design phase. The entire perimeter of the structure is covered with special fireproof panels, while four electronically - and pneumatically -operated domes allow for natural ventilation and smoke evacuation in the unlikely event of a fire.

By implementing this high-density AS/RS, Industria Molitoria Denti was able to store more finished products in the same amount of space and maximizing their storage value. Consequently, the seamless integration with the warehouse management system has offered a more accurate track and control of both incoming and outgoing goods, considerably reducing picking and storage errors.
As a result, the company has significantly optimized time to market and increased the overall production capability, two key factors to support the company’s growth for the years to come.

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Objectives:
  • To provide an automated storage solution that improves inventory management and distribution of finished products in the milling sector
  • To improve traceability and management of both incoming (production area) and outgoing (delivery area) goods and obtaining accurate, real-time information on goods moving throughout the warehouse
  • To optimize product time to market which ensures company growth
Solution:
  • Self-supporting automatic pallet racking system connecting production and shipment for storage of finished products
  • Two stacker cranes equipped with a fork handling system
  • Double-depth racking with 9 load levels
  • Roller conveyors positioned on an overhead mezzanine floor to transport incoming goods and a Fast-ring shuttles to manage the ready to ship pallets leaving the system
Technical details:
  • The entire system is equipped with fire prevention and extinction systems with special fireproof panels and sprinklers. In addition, the warehouse has been designed with four electronically- and pneumatically-operated domes to allow natural ventilation and smoke evacuation in the event of a fire
The storage systems in figures:
Total area
1,012 m2 - 10,893 sq.ft
Unit loads
1,200 kg - 2,645lbs euro pallets
Total capacity
2,488 pallet spaces
Storage system height
21 m - 68.89 ft
Load levels
9
Type and number of stacker cranes
2 with fork system
Shuttles
1 fast-ring handling shuttles
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