Demag to supply automated crane and material handling system at Layher plant

New system will streamline the transport and storage of materials with an expected throughput of 120,000 tonnes per year

Demag Cranes & Components will provide automation for areas used to process raw materials at a new manufacturing plant in Germany, which is operated by Wilhelm Layher GmbH & Co KG. The manufacturer of scaffolding systems is planning to build a new production line in Güglingen-Cleebronn and awarded a contract to Demag to design and implement the corresponding automated crane and materials handling system, as well as the required safety equipment.

The installation of five automated process cranes will ensure that the tubes will be effectively stored, picked, and supplied on time with a material flow used to manufacture components for scaffolding, all with a very high degree of automation. The planned throughput for the new plant is 120,000 tonnes per year and 25 tonnes per hour.

“We’re glad that we were able to win this very challenging contract. The complexity is the result not just of the turnkey delivery and planning scope, but also of the fact that a lot of unique requirements had to be considered during planning together with our customer Layher,” said Dr Thomas Bönker, Senior Vice President, Process Cranes at Demag.

He added, “Thanks to this partnership, which was already initiated at an early stage, we were able to identify and exploit significant potential for improvements in advance.”

Plant 3 will cover an area of approximately 11ha of which around five will consist of roofed production and storage areas. The production process for the entire location is scheduled to start in 2023.

In May 2022, Expertise placed an order for 79 Demag Cranes while in October 2020, Demag announced the launch of its IC-1 remote crane telematics solution. In November 2020, ACT Crane & Heavy Equipment expanded its fleet with 16 new Demag cranes.

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