Increase your productivity and fill your production needs with the flexibility and value not possible with other plate-cutting systems.
Messer offers high-speed FiberBlade,MetalMaster Xcel, and Element cutting machines geared for material handling. Coupled with Messer shuttle systems, these machines provide the greatest flexibility and is the most efficient and safest way to load plate and unload part cut parts.
We offer a variety of other material handling solutions, as well.
Increase your productivity 40 to 60% by adding material handling to the next level with storage towers and turntable feeding systems.
What Are The Benefits Of Material Handling In Cutting?
In a steel manufacturing environment, material handling is commonly defined as the movement, protection, storage, and control of steel plate cutting throughout the manufacturing facility. The process incorporates a variety of semi-automated and fully automated cutting equipment and systems that allow the factory to work more efficiently.
When properly executed, the benefits of fully-automated product handling include:
Long-term cost savings
Shop floor efficiency
Pre-production, quoting, and production planning
Flow and process
Learning the latest advancements
Scrap and environmental management
Labor management or reduction
Service and maintenance
Analytic data for forecasting and increasing output
Industries That Utilize Material Handling Systems
Various industries require effective material handling, including:
Most industries use raw plates made from mild steel, stainless steel, or aluminum to manufacture objects cut from metal parts that come in all shapes and sizes. Material handling makes the cutting process easier and more efficient. Messer can completely customize your solution from small modular units to large full-scale plate processes.
Small modular units are semi-automatic, mostly using machines with shuttle pallets, with manual loading of the plate to manual unloading of cut steel parts. Larger, fully-automatic processes can be used for the following processes:
Modern material solutions may move on rail pallets that go to and from storage towers throughout the factory floor.
Material Handling Cutting Equipment
A major trend we see emerging in manufacturing is customers wanting to streamline their production needs for faster, more efficient, and increased cut-part steel plate production. This process begins with choosing the right material handling cutting equipment based on your production needs and the footprint/configuration of your plant’s facility.
Messer can supply the following handling systems and equipment for cutting:
Dual shuttle pallets
Vertical lifting and unloading stations
Enclosures for cutting
Automated Material Handling Solutions
To fully streamline automation with a material handling system, Messer couples ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) integration software for maximum production.
ERP software offers CAD/CAM and nesting, order management, production planning, and scheduling. It also offers real-time production data capture, monitoring, and reporting to production job integration on the machine HMI control or online via desktop or Ipad. Secondary functions include quotations, predictive maintenance, to logistical operations.
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Increase your productivity by 40 to 60%. Take material handling to the next level with storage towers and turntable feeding systems.
Trust Messer for Your Material Handling Solutions Needs
A leading material-handling equipment supplier, Messer is equipped to provide you and your organization with the best handling solutions for virtually any industry. We’ve developed cutting-edge technologies, from cutting machines to software, so that our customers can optimize their processes and streamline their material handling operations.