Project objective: Automate the logistics and internal order preparation of essential oils in a new building
Installation – 2021
RAM, 1 rBox, 1 rLite, 3 aLock, xPect conveyors, rHold
Storage capacity: 43,000 bottles
Thanks to our automated solution, our customer was able to centralise the storage of all their essential oils in one location. This has many advantages: their entire stock, which is highly inflammable, can now be effectively protected by a fire extinction system, as required by the local Fire safety regulations. The exact quantities of essential oil within the vial are automatically identified by the weight. Efficiency gains have been made throughout the process: Real-time stock control, storage space reduction, automated loading and commissioning.
On our journey of continuous improvement, we have been working under LEAN approach, to target activities were we can gain more speed and efficiency, all studies were carried out to find the pain points that we were present in our process and it was clear that managing our stock of frgrances was one of the main bottle necks.
After evaluating different options it was clear that an automation solution will be the best, from the previous experience from our main site in Switzerland we worked roth RAX to find the best fit to our needs.
My experience with RAX was great from the beginning, over the planning, fabrication and implementation stages of the project. Their team was always ready to support and give their best to have the right automatized warehouse for our fragrances.
Our final solution has given us capabilities to triplicate our stocking capacity while using efficiently less space in our laboratory, also it has reduced drastically the time needed to fetch and put back oils in our inventory while keeping absolute control of the quantities present.