Custom Storage Solutions

Intelligent Systems for Maximum Efficiency

Hänel ESB

Hänel EcoDrive®

Hänel EcoMode®

High-Speed Generation

Very high availability through redundancy

with Hänel ESB

Hänel storage systems work reliably and failure-free. Should a malfunction arise, however, the Hänel redundancy systems kick in.

Multi-Space® can be fitted with a second safety circuit, for example. This means that if the safety light barriers in the retrieval opening fail, it is still possible to continue operating the Multi-Space® with the sliding door closed. The Hänel Multi-Space® can also have the Hänel ESB (Expanded Safety Bypass) package integrated. By activating the ESB system directly at the microprocessor controller, the user can continue to operate the Hänel Multi-Space® in defined cases despite a malfunction. This redundancy system consists of eight integrated safety circuits. It means that in the following cases the Hänel Multi-Space® can continue to be operated safely and reliably until the Hänel service technician arrives.

Hänel EcoDrive®

CO2 reductions thanks to efficient energy recovery


Depending on the travel rate, up to 40 % of the energy fed in previously for the upward run can be returned to the supply network!

The new Hänel EcoDrive® helps to save energy and consequently to reduce costs.

A new type of frequency converter uses the energy of the descending extractor and converts it back into electrical energy.

This is then fed back into the supply system and can be used elsewhere, for example on other Multi-Space® in a network.

Hänel EcoMode®

Intelligent energy management

With the Hänel EcoMode®, a storage system that remains at standstill for long periods without being operated can be switched automatically to different levels of standby mode at freely configurable time intervals.

All systems that consume energy even when at standstill are closed down by the control system in 4 EcoMode® levels (energy-saving levels). The time intervals can be programmed as required and therefore adapted precisely to individual needs. This reduces the energy intake of the Hänel storage systems to a minimum when they are not being used. Down to EcoMode® level 3, the carousel returns to full operational readiness in a very short time once the controller is actuated.
The last EcoMode® level switches the carousel off at the main switch.

Our specialists will continue to work on the Hänel EcoConcept and develop further energy-efficient solutions for the Hänel storage systems.

For the sake of the environment!

>> More information about the Hänel EcoConcept is available here <<​​​​​​​

Hänel Multi-Space®

High-Speed Generation

A basic component for efficiency-enhancing is the high-performance drive technology of the Hänel Multi-Space® generation high-speed

The basic prerequisites for high order-picking performance are high travel speeds by the extractor and consequently short access times for retrieving the stored goods.

Hänel’s Multi-Space® generation high-speed offer optimal conditions for this!

Lifts with container payloads up to 500 kg achieve the following speeds of travel:

Vertical speed:
with empty extractor 2,3m/s
with loaded extractor 1,0m/s

Horizontal speed:
jolt-free 0,5m/s

The compartment indicator

Digital picking display

Hänel Pick-o-Light® System

Augmented Reality

Digital compartment indicator

The compartment indicator ensures error-free access and quick storage and retrieval

The LED display is ergonomically integrated into the tabletop. The display in front of every warehouse compartment ensure the right article is accessed.

The compartment and sub-level are displayed on the LED strip as either one or two digits.

Digital picking display

The digital picking display shows where the requested article is currently positioned and also provides additional information about the item itself and the storage location in direct proximity to it. This reveals the change of perspective between the compartment indicator and the controller. Input can be entered in the digital picking display via the touchscreen. Retrieval is confirmed directly on the location display. This is particularly useful on very wide storage systems as it eliminates long walking distances and saves time. All Hänel systems can be equipped with the digital picking display. All informations are compact shown in 3 lines with up to 20 letters. Both the Hänel Lean-Lift® and the Hänel Rotomat® and the Hänel Multi-Space® can be equipped with the digital order picking display.

Hänel Pick-o-Light® system

A new way to identify storage locations

A component of Hänel’s high-speed-picking concept is the Hänel Pick-o-Light® system for quickly finding the required articles
An LED array is integrated into the panel above the access opening of the lift. A colored LED directs a beam of light onto the requested article, so that it is identified unmistakably and unequivocally.  

This ensures maximum efficiency and reliable selection during order picking.

Hänel Pick-o-Light®-Vario for variable container divisions:

Alternatively, if container divisions are variable, items can be identified via a free-moving Vario unit with 4 integrated LEDs.

Augmented Reality

High-tech picking via wireless augmented reality and pick-by-voice for Hänel industrial systems

Order picking with the Hänel Multi-Space® and augmented reality devices (known as optical head-mounted displays) is being demanded by more and more customers. In response Hänel offers Multi-Space® systems that can be operated exclusively with AR optical devices – no other input is required.

Data input and item selection is accomplished through voice commands in conjunction with the optical AR device. All data and information of relevance to the item, including a photograph of the item, are visible on the AR display worn by the system operator. Users can thus focus their full attention on the picking process without having to handle lists or paper notes. 

Once an item is requested via voice command, the storage system automatically brings the item to the access point for retrieval, and the item position is highlighted by Hänel Pick-o-Light®. This minimizes the risk of human picking errors.

Hänel storage systems and AR optical devices can be linked to various ERP systems thanks to the SOAP interface.

Hänel VendiShelf

Hänel PictureControl

Fire protection


Hänel PictureControl

Visual representation of the container inventory

With the photographic information, articles on a container can be identified directly at the control unit or in HänelSoft®

One or more cameras are integrated in the Hänel Multi-Space® per access point. Each time a pick or put operation is performed, an up-to-date container photo is taken.

The container photo is displayed at the control unit or in the graphical storage overview of HänelSoft®. This guarantees an optimal visual overview of the storage situation at all times.

A defined number of pictures is archived per container so that inventory changes on the container can be tracked.

Fire protection

When it comes to fire protection, Hänel solutions meet or exceed virtually all safety standards. Hänel storage systems can even be equipped with fire-resistant enclosure panels. Sprinkler systems and other types of fire extinguishers can also be integrated.


Optimum solutions for storage in temperature-controlled and dry-air environments!

With its automated DryStore® and ClimateStore® systems, Hänel offers futureoriented solutions that are suitable for all air-controlled environments. The systems are flexible and can be free-standing or installed so that they dock into existing rooms. On the foto is a Hänel ClimateStore® Lean-Lift®, networked with other Lean-Lifts®. It is used to stock temperature-sensitive medicines at a constant 5° C / 41° F. The efficacy of the climate chamb er is ensured by an automatically closing door and the Hänel high-speed door.

Storage down to –80°C/–112° F in cold boxes

Storage down to –80°C/–112° F in cold boxes

Hänel offers another option for storage at extremely low temperatures, down to –80° C/–112° F. For this purpose, Hänel storage containers with the electrification function are used. These enable cold boxes to be put into storage and supplied with power while in the lift, ensuring constant cooling of the stored items.