Our Case Studies
Client: Major Middle-Eastern airline
Task: Implementation of a tool control system in order to meet specific auditing requirements with respect to aircraft maintenance and overhauling.
Solution: Installing a total of 28 IntelliPorts, approximately 48 AutoLockers with over 4500 bins as well as 35 RoboCribs® in order to store and to keep inventory of permanent tools with staff removing and returning items via their personal ID. In cases in which tools are not returned within a ten-hour period an internal alarm is initiated automatically to ensure that no tool is left behind on the aircraft once it leaves the hangar. Furthermore, this technology makes it possible to determine which tool is being used by which staff for which aircraft at any time.
Client: Largest German aircraft maintenance and overhaul facilities in Frankfurt and Hamburg
Task: Replacing existing the tool crib which used to be run by members of staff with a fully automated system.
Solution: Installation of 1000 AutoLockers and two RoboCribs®2000 which enables staff to choose the tools they require from a pick list at a pick list terminal. By printing a ticket and by scanning the bar code on that ticket bins can be accessed. The solution includes a real-time connection to the company’s SAP system which rules the software provided by AutoCrib® and initiates all administrative and reporting processes. Labor costs have been reduced significantly and queues in front of the cribs have been eliminated.
Client: Leading manufacturer of gas engines, Austria
Task: Avoiding overconsumption and hoarding of gloves.
Solution: Installation of one RoboCrib® 1000 as well as four RoboCribs®500 within the entrance areas to four production halls. The investment resulted in annual savings of € 170.000 for personal protective equipment products. ROI was reached in less than two years.
Client: Manufacturer of prostheses and artificial joints, Germany
Task: Avoiding unmonitored removal of tools, reducing costs and ensuring 24/7 accessibility of the machines through complete automation.
Solution: Installation of 3 RoboCribs®1000 in three different departments along with one AutoLocker containing 90 bins of different sizes. Despite 24/7 availability, costs went down by 18% within the first year after the investment. In the following year, annual savings increased to 26%.
Industry: Machine construction
Client: Leading manufacturer of aggregation and hydraulic power units, Denmark
Task: Dispensing various types of gloves in an automated way to ensure constant availability, to keep track of inventory and to reduce labor costs.
Solution: Installation of one AutoCrib®EleVend containing 24 bins which are restocked by a local supplier and are accessed by staff using their personal ID. The annual savings achieved have been as high as 22%.
Industry: Hunting and sports equipment
Client: Manufacturer of hunting and sports rifles, Germany
Task: Ensuring 24/7 availability of tools, keeping track of inventory and minimizing loss of tools.
Solution: Installation of one RoboCrib®2000, five helix vending machines and one IntelliPort run on an RFID tag. The investment has led to a reduction in tool consumption of 27%.