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DE202009014456U1
DE202009014456U1 DE200920014456 DE202009014456U DE202009014456U1 DE 202009014456 U1 DE202009014456 U1 DE 202009014456U1 DE 200920014456 DE200920014456 DE 200920014456 DE 202009014456 U DE202009014456 U DE 202009014456U DE 202009014456 U1 DE202009014456 U1 DE 202009014456U1
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
    • B65G1/00Storing articles, individually or in orderly arrangement, in warehouses or magazines
    • B65G1/02Storage devices
    • B65G1/04Storage devices mechanical
    • B65G1/0464Storage devices mechanical with access from above
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B66HOISTING; LIFTING; HAULING
    • B66FHOISTING, LIFTING, HAULING OR PUSHING, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, e.g. DEVICES WHICH APPLY A LIFTING OR PUSHING FORCE DIRECTLY TO THE SURFACE OF A LOAD
    • B66F9/00Devices for lifting or lowering bulky or heavy goods for loading or unloading purposes
    • B66F9/06Devices for lifting or lowering bulky or heavy goods for loading or unloading purposes movable, with their loads, on wheels or the like, e.g. fork-lift trucks

Abstract

Bearing arrangement,
with a shelf assembly, are formed at the bins and
with at least one overhead-free rack conveyor for loading or unloading piece goods to or from the storage spaces, which can be moved along a guide device arranged above the rack arrangement,
characterized,
in that the bearing arrangement (2) has at least one shelf-free area and that the overhead-free rack conveyor (6) acts as a vertical conveyor in the shelf-free area.

Description

  • The invention relates to a bearing assembly referred to in the preamble of claim 1 Art.
  • Such bearing arrangements are generally known, for example in the form of shelf storage.
  • By EP 1 446 353 a bearing arrangement of the type in question is known, which has a shelf assembly, are formed on the storage bins. The well-known storage arrangement has at least one floor-free rack conveyor for loading or unloading piece goods to or from the storage spaces, which can be moved along a guide device arranged above the shelf arrangement or in the uppermost shelf level. In the known from the publication bearing arrangement, the overhead conveyor has a vertically movable load-receiving means on which, for example, a fork assembly may be arranged by means of which piece goods can be stored at the storage areas or removed for removal from the storage bins.
  • Due to the use of at least one overhead-free stacker crane, the known bearing arrangement with respect to the storage topology on a high flexibility.
  • The invention has for its object to provide a bearing assembly referred to in the preamble of claim 1, in which the flexibility in terms of storage topology is further increased.
  • This object is achieved by the invention defined in claim 1.
  • The basic idea of the invention is not only to use the overhead conveyor as a means of operating shelves of the shelf arrangement, but also in at least one shelf-free area as a vertical conveyor. In this way, the floor-free storage yard receives additional functionality, so that the provision of the floor-free storage yard anyway existing technical resources are better utilized by the inventive design. The shelf assembly according to the invention thus has a high flexibility with regard to the storage topology. Another advantage of the invention is that the functionality is increased over known bearing assemblies.
  • The topology of the shelf assembly with shelves and shelf aisles formed between the shelves can be selected within wide limits according to the respective requirements.
  • In addition, the bearing assembly according to the invention may also comprise two or more overhead free stacker trucks.
  • An advantageous development of the invention provides that the bearing arrangement in the horizontal direction in a first region which forms a shelf portion and a second region which forms or comprises the shelf-free area, and that the guide means in the horizontal direction to the second area extends. By way of example, and in particular, the second area can be a picking zone or supply zone, with the overhead-free stacker conveyor serving, on the one hand, to serve the shelves of the shelf area and, on the other hand, conveying piece goods into the picking zone. For this purpose, the overhead-free rack conveyor takes a piece goods in the shelf area and moves along the guide device, which may be formed for example by guide rails, in the horizontal direction to the second area. In this position, the load-carrying means of the overhead-free rack conveyor is lowered into the picking zone, where the piece goods can be sold or handed over to an external funding, such as a forklift.
  • An advantageous development of the aforementioned embodiment provides that the second area near the bottom has the shelf-free area and away from the shelf-free area shelves.
  • A particularly advantageous further development provides that at least one transfer station is formed in the shelf-free area, at which a piece goods conveyed by the floor-free stacker can be transferred to an external conveyor or can be taken over by the external conveyor. In this embodiment, the overhead-free rack conveyor serves in its function as a vertical conveyor to hand over cargo to an external funding or to take over from the external funding. For example, the overhead-free rack conveyor can transfer a piece goods to be outsourced at the transfer station to the external conveyor, which then conveys the piece goods in a shipping zone. Likewise, it is possible, for example from a production area adjacent to the storage arrangement, to transfer an article to be stored in the rack arrangement from an external conveyor to the overhead conveyor, which then stores the article at a suitable storage location in the rack arrangement. The external conveying means may be any suitable conveying means, for example a conveyor belt or a stacker or any other conveying means.
  • In order to increase the flexibility with regard to the transfer or takeover of piece goods from the rack conveyor to an external conveyor or from an external conveyor, an advantageous development of the aforementioned embodiment provides for at least two vertically spaced transfer stations.
  • Another development of the invention provides that in the second region of the shelf-free area is separated by an intermediate ceiling of the shelves having area and that in the false ceiling an opening for a load-handling means of overhead conveyance crane is formed. In this embodiment, the shelf-free area may be formed above the intermediate ceiling, in particular near the bottom, below the false ceiling and the shelves. If, for example, a picking zone is formed in the shelf-free area, it is prevented by the false ceiling that during the transport by means of the overhead-free stacker falling down cargo falls into the picking zone. In addition, in this embodiment, the space utilization is improved in an existing building by a lying above the order picking area for the storage of cargo can be used. Through the opening in the false ceiling, the overhead-free stacker can then carry in its function as Senkrechförderer piece goods in the picking zone.
  • The invention will be explained in more detail with reference to the attached highly schematic and not to scale drawing, are shown in the embodiments of a bearing assembly according to the invention. In this case, all described, shown in the drawing and claimed in the claims characteristics taken alone and in any combination with each other the subject of the invention, regardless of their summary in the claims and their dependency and regardless of their description or representation in the drawing.
  • It shows:
  • 1 very schematically a side view of a first embodiment of a bearing arrangement according to the invention,
  • 2 in the same representation as 1 A second embodiment of a bearing arrangement according to the invention,
  • 3 in the same representation as 1 A third embodiment of a bearing arrangement according to the invention,
  • 4 a horizontal section through the bearing assembly according to 3 and
  • 5 in an indicated perspective view of a fourth embodiment of a bearing assembly according to the invention.
  • In the figures of the drawing, the same or corresponding components are provided with the same reference numerals.
  • In 1 is a first embodiment of a bearing assembly according to the invention 2 shown in a 1 only schematically indicated shelf arrangement 4 having. The shelf arrangement 4 has shelves on which storage bins and between which rack aisles are formed. The bearing arrangement 2 also has a corridor-free stacker 6 with a liftable or lowerable load-receiving means, by means of which a piece goods 10 at one of the storage places of the shelves of the shelf arrangement 4 can be stored or outsourced from one of the storage bins.
  • According to the invention, the bearing arrangement 2 at least one shelf-free area, wherein the floor-free storage yard 6 in the shelf-free area acts as a vertical conveyor.
  • For this purpose, in this embodiment, the bearing assembly 2 According to the invention in a horizontal direction in a first area 12 and a second area 14 divided. The first area forms a shelf area in which the shelf assembly 4 is located, while the second area forms the shelf-free area, which serves as a picking zone in this embodiment. In 1 is representative of conveyor technology or handling technology for handling the piece goods 10 in the picking zone a forklift 16 shown.
  • The corridor-free stacker 6 is in the direction of a double arrow 18 along a guide device 20 , which has guide rails, movable. Incidentally, the mode of operation of a floor-free forklift truck is generally known to the person skilled in the art, for example from US Pat EP 1 446 353 B1 , and is therefore not explained here. How out 1 it can be seen, the guide device extends 20 in the horizontal direction to the second area 14 ,
  • The operation of the bearing assembly according to the invention 2 is as follows:
    By means of the corridor-free stacker truck 6 become piece goods 10 at the storage bins of the shelf arrangement 4 stored or from the storage bins of the shelf assembly 4 outsourced. To transfer an outsourced piece goods in the order picking zone moves the corridor-free stacker 6 in 1 to the right into the in 1 shown position. In this position, the load handling device 8th lowered so that the cargo 10 can be passed to the picking zone, where, for example, from the forklift 16 can be taken. According to the invention, the corridor-free stacker crane acts 6 thus in the first area 12 as a means for storage and retrieval of general cargo 10 to or from the storage bins of the shelf assembly 4 while it is in the shelf-free second area 14 acts as a vertical conveyor. This results in an additional functionality of the floor-free stacker crane 6 , due to which the flexibility of the bearing assembly 2 is improved in terms of storage topology and the storage and retrieval of general cargo.
  • In 2 is a second embodiment of a bearing assembly according to the invention 2 represented, which differs from the embodiment according to 1 characterized in that the shelf-free second area by a horizontal false ceiling 22 is divided horizontally. In the false ceiling 22 is an opening 24 for the load handling device 8th formed so that the load-carrying means 8th through the opening 24 can be lowered through into the picking zone.
  • In 3 is a third embodiment of a bearing assembly according to the invention 2 represented, which differs from the embodiment according to 2 characterized in that in the second area 14 in vertical direction above the false ceiling 22 additional shelves 26 . 28 are provided, which also by means of the corridor-free stacker crane 6 to be served. In this way, the storage capacity of the bearing assembly 2 ' increased without enlargement of the enclosed space.
  • 4 shows a horizontal section through the bearing assembly 2 according to 3 in the area of the false ceiling 22 , where shelves 30 . 32 the shelf arrangement 4 as well as guide rails 34 . 36 the management facility 20 are recognizable. Out 4 It can also be seen that the shelf assembly 4 more shelves 30 ' . 32 ' having, by means of another overhead-free stacker 6 ' can be operated. The number and arrangement of the shelves as well as the number and arrangement of the racking conveyors can be selected within wide limits according to the respective requirements.
  • 5 shows an indicated perspective view of a fourth embodiment of a bearing assembly according to the invention, which differs from the embodiment according to FIG 3 differs in that in the shelf-free area transfer stations are formed, at the one of the overhead-free stacker 6 conveyed general cargo can be transferred to an external subsidy or can be taken over by the external subsidy. In the illustrated embodiment, three vertically spaced apart transfer stations 38 . 40 . 42 intended. In the illustrated embodiment, the bearing assembly 2 formed three-storey, with the transfer station 38 on the ground floor, the transfer station 40 on the first floor and the transfer station 42 located on the second floor. In the illustrated embodiment, the transfer point is used 38 in addition, one by means of the corridor-free stacker 6 from a storage bin of the shelf arrangement 4 Take taken-off piece goods to an external funding, for example, to promote it in a shipping zone. The external conveyor may for example be a conveyor belt, a stacker or any other conveyor. The transfer stations 40 . 42 serve in the illustrated embodiment, to be stored from a production area piece goods 10 by means of the corridor-free stacker truck 6 take and at a suitable storage space of the shelf assembly 4 store.
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  • Cited patent literature
    • EP 1446353 [0003]
    • EP 1446353 B1 [0026]

Claims (6)

  1. Bearing arrangement, with a shelf assembly, are formed on the storage bins and at least one floor-free rack conveyor for storage or removal of cargo to or from the storage bins, which is arranged along a above the shelf assembly arranged guide means, characterized in that the bearing assembly ( 2 ) has at least one shelf-free area and that the overhead-free stacker ( 6 ) in the shelf-free area acts as a vertical conveyor.
  2. Bearing arrangement according to Claim 1, characterized in that the bearing arrangement ( 2 ) in the horizontal direction in a first area ( 12 ), which forms a shelf area, and a second area ( 14 ), which forms or comprises the shelf-free area, is subdivided and that the management facility ( 20 ) in the horizontal direction to the second area ( 14 ).
  3. Bearing arrangement according to claim 2, characterized in that the second area ( 14 ) near the shelf the shelf-free area and away from the shelf-free area shelves ( 26 . 28 ) having.
  4. Bearing arrangement according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that in the shelf-free area at least one transfer station ( 38 ) is formed, at the one of the overhead-free stacker ( 6 ) conveyed piece goods to an external funding transferable or can be transferred from the external funding.
  5. Bearing assembly according to claim 4, characterized in that at least two vertically spaced apart transfer stations ( 38 . 40 . 42 ) are provided.
  6. Bearing arrangement according to one of claims 2 to 5, characterized in that in the second area ( 14 ) the shelf-free area through a false ceiling ( 22 ) is separated from the shelves having area and that in the false ceiling ( 22 ) an opening ( 24 ) for a load handling device ( 8th ) of the overhead-free stacker ( 6 ) is formed.
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