Slab warehouse steel mill

Logistics - solution for slab warehouse for a large, international steel group

ABF was assigned to create all systems, for continual tracking and controlling of all warehouse and transport movements of the slabs, from the continuous casting lines to the port.

The logistics areas

  • Slab interim storage
  • Finishing
  • Finished product warehouse
  • Shipping warehouse
  • Transport to ship loading

have 4 cranes, 6 fork lift trucks / reach stackers and 25 tractor units for slab transport, which were equipped by ABF as follows:

  • Position recording and tracking of the cranes on the basis of the LPR® (Local Positioning Radar) of our partner company Symeo
  • Vehicle Location tracking for fork lift trucks / reach stackers on the basis of the LPR® (Local Positioning Radar) of our partner company Symeo combined with differential GPS
  • Vehicle Location tracking for tractor units with differential GPS
  • Data transfer with WLAN combined with UTMS for transports outside of the factory areas
  • Integration of crane and vehicle signals for automatic recognition of load change
  • Slab tracking and recording of all movements, for continuous traceability
  • Online visualisation and historical evaluations

The scope of order encompasses:

  • Engineering
  • Creation of requirements specification
  • Hardware delivery
  • Software development
  • Assembly
  • and start up
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