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The Hänel Lean-Lift® – a high-tech tool depot for the production of precision components
Ensuring the protected and systematic storage of turning and cutting tools is a high priority at Müller Precision Parts GmbH.
The cluster of six Hänel Lean-Lifts® in the tool department makes sure that the right tools are available for all of the workbenches as needed.
The heavy-duty Hänel vertical lifts support the flexible storage of cutting and turning equipment as well as small tools. Hänel multifunction containers provide ideal options for neat, safe and secure tool storage with a wide range of configurations and tool holders.
The systems can also accommodate unique and special tools designed by Müller – these items are fully safeguarded and can be retrieved ergonomically.
Ergonomic and secure tool retrieval
Folding rails at the access points support the storage containers when they are pulled out of the Hänel Lean-Lifts® to make retrieval much easier and more ergonomic. The multifunction containers glide over robust plastic rollers so that tool access is more convenient for employees.
The TMS tool management system from Zoller is used to organize and track the tool inventory. The software monitors tool and item numbers, as well as the exact storage position of every tool kept in the Hänel systems.
Employees work through tool request lists, sequentially retrieving the items needed from the Hänel Lean-Lifts®, and then put the tools on transport carts for delivery to the machinists.
Fast and easy access, high quality and the exceptional price-performance ratio were compelling factors in the selection of this intralogistics solution from Hänel!
When brought to the tool storage area after use, all items are inspected and serviced before they are returned to their positions in the Hänel Lean-Lifts® – where they are fully protected
'Stringent delivery schedules demand reliable, efficient and safeguarded storage for a wide range of tools – the Hänel Lean-Lift® is the right choice for this job!'
Harald Bierth, Head of Production
In the central retrieval area tools are selected for specified jobs and put on transport carts for delivery to the production area
Specially shaped tool holders on the containers make for neat, stable and height-optimized tool storage
Even extremely heavy containers can be pulled out on folding rails for optimal ergonomics
In the production area special equipment for various machine clusters are safeguarded and neatly stored in a Hänel Lean-Lift®