Lödige provides HK Electric with automated storage system

As available storage area of 800 m² is not extendable, a multi-storey solution was required to meet growing demand

Lödige provides HK Electric with automated storage system

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Lödige Industries, a leading global supplier of logistics systems, recently completed the installation of an automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) at The Hongkong Electric Company (HK Electric)'s electric tower in Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong Island.

"The system incorporates an elevating transfer vehicle (ETV) to efficiently handle heavy cable drums and transformers. This innovative solution not only maximises warehouse space utilisation and enhances safety but also improves material handling efficiency and streamlines inventory management processes. With the ability to control, retrieve, and monitor cable drum storage, the system provides a solid foundation for future expansion and evolution of the company.," says a release from Lodige.

As the available storage area of 800 m² is not extendable, a multi-storey solution was required to meet the growing demand, the release added. "At the same time, the cable drums, weighing in at 5.3 tonnes each, are susceptible to damage if stored incorrectly. Retrieval and stock tracking posed an additional challenge. The new fully automated four-level system, serviced by an ETV, enables the customer to store significantly more stock on the same footprint in a safe and damage-free manner. Up to 293 storage positions can now be managed in the warehouse."

Alan So, Head, Commercial Services, HK Electric says: “Health and safety is always among HK Electric's top priorities. We have been promoting automation and innovation as tools to improve productivity and safety in our business activities. Our cable drum inventory management has become more efficient, thanks to our cooperation with Lödige Industries. The new automated ETV system helps optimise storage density and safety.

“Lödige Industries provided support at every step, from planning, permits, construction, testing to training. The system now gives us control over drum storage, retrieval, and visibility, optimising our storage space. It also provides a foundation to build upon for future growth and changing needs.”

Nicholas Tripptree, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Lödige adds: "The energy sector is a new industry in which we have now been able to demonstrate our expertise in solving complex material handling requirements for the first time. The project for HK Electric has shown that our in-depth and wide-ranging knowledge of transporting heavy goods is transferable to the challenges in other industries so that we can successfully design and implement projects with similar requirements for customers in a variety of sectors."

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