swiss-sonic Ultraschall AG, Arbon, Switzerland

Supplier of equipment for making medical masks relies on the Hänel Rotomat®

Due to limited floor space, the company stores printed circuit boards, connectors for ultrasonic welding machines as well as small parts for converters in the automated Hänel system

swiss-sonic Ultraschall AG is located in Arbon, in the eastern part of Switzerland, and has been successfully producing ultrasonic components used in the automobile, food and medical technology industries for nearly 20 years. The company also produces plastic welding machines used to manufacture premium-grade FFP2 masks. Demand for this equipment has skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Hänel Rotomat® industrial storage system is some 9.8 ft/3 m in height and utilizes the vertical space available in the production building to provide neat, transparent and space-saving storage.

The items stored in the enclosed system are also reliably protected against dust, dirt and unauthorized access.

The Hänel MP 12 N offers maximum ease of use and functionality

The Hänel MP 12 N microprocessor controller provides employees at swiss-sonic with maximum ease of use and functionality. The basic version of this Hänel controller features integrated and comprehensive warehouse management functions. The controller display gives users all the information they need – for example, item numbers, storage positions, inventory quantities and other key data.

The Hänel Rotomat® is based on the vertical carousel principle and functions according to the “goods to man” principle. This saves time and ensures short routing.

Production employees use the controller touch screen to select the items they need. Once the pick is confirmed, the lift system uses the shortest route possible to bring the carrier with the requested item to the access point.

The display on the Hänel MP 12 N controller shows the user precisely where the item is located on the carrier to ensure error-free retrieval. Employees have fast, safe, secure and ergonomic access to all small parts on inventory.

Hänel multifunction carriers with flexible compartment dividers

The Hänel multifunction carriers have adjustable dividers to separate items in storage – this allows swiss-sonic to neatly store procurement parts in bins of various sizes.

Constant load monitoring with Hänel EcoLoad®

The Hänel Rotomat® also features the clever energy-saving concept known as Hänel EcoLoad®. It constantly monitors the load status of the Hänel Rotomat® and actively provides users with loading recommendations via the controller so that all loads are balanced. This in turn minimizes the energy needed to keep the system carriers in motion. Integrated energy-saving LED lighting rounds off the user-friendly Hänel storage concept.

The Hänel Rotomat® enables swiss-sonic to neatly and transparently store more than 200 bins of small parts within a minimum footprint!

In addition to reliability and ergonomics, faster picking along with efficient space utilization were also among the decisive factors for choosing the Hänel intralogistics solution.

Casey Bernet,
Managing Director