Handling systems: from consultation to a ready-for-use solution
Great consulting expertise
Strothmann is your system partner with great consulting expertise throughout the full process chain. We will be by your side at all times: from planning to final production support after the final inspection.
We draw on our extensive portfolio of gantry and feeder systems to create customised solutions that include advanced functions and additional units, all of them adapted precisely to your requirements.
Global project handling
Our feeder and gantry systems are in use around the world. From requirements elicitation through commissioning to after-sales service, we implement handling solutions worldwide, including at your location.
System overview - handling systems
From the classic 2-axis gantry to customised system solutions
Customised system solutions
We can develop the ideal, customised handling system for your needs
Great consulting expertise for Handling systems
- We are a system partner with great consulting expertise throughout the full process chain.
- Our strengths: Process and machine design.
- Our approach: During planning we’re facilitators, during implementation we’re problem solvers.
- Your advantage: We will be by your side at all times – from planning all the way through to final inspection.
Handling components: from gripper to centring stations
Customised system solutions for transport and handling
- Feeding and discharge of transported goods on the RoundTrack system
- Uninterrupted processes
- Optimised accessibility
- Linking of systems
- Manual and fully automatic systems (AGV)
- High load-bearing capacities
- High energy efficiency thanks to minimised rolling friction
- Customised logistics concepts
Intelligent offline programming Open Loop
- 3D simulation software
- Full programming of your system on a virtual model
- High level of safety thanks to collision monitoring
- Optimised movements to improve output
- Reduction of try-out times
- Virtual teaching, set-up and run-in
Applications Handling systems
From universal to highly dynamic. From standardised to customised.
Handling systems: Permanently in use
FAQ: Frequently asked questions about handling systems
Handling systems offer a number of advantages in various application areas. The primary advantages are: Optimizing production processes and increasing efficiency.
Automation: Handling systems automate the process of material or workpiece movement. This reduces human error and increases efficiency. It eliminates the need for manual operations, resulting in higher productivity.
Precision: Handling systems are able to position and move materials or workpieces with high precision. This is particularly important in markets where accuracy and repeatability are critical. Particular synergy effects arise when the overall system is coordinated in terms of precision: for example, when an automated guided vehicle system interacts with a 2-axis gantry or a multi-axis gantry, which can also integrate additional work steps.
Time savings: Work processes can be accelerated through the use of handling systems. The automatic movement of materials or workpieces enables tasks to be performed more quickly and shortens production times.
Ergonomics and occupational safety: Handling systems can safely handle heavy loads or hazardous materials, which reduces the strain on employees. This leads to improved occupational safety and ergonomic conditions in the workplace.
Flexibility: Modern handling systems are often flexible in use and can adapt to different materials, product sizes or production requirements. This makes them versatile and enables efficient use of available resources.
Handling systems are used in numerous markets and applications. The main purpose is to automate the handling of materials or products and improve efficiency, accuracy and safety in various industries. A selection of examples:
Manufacturing industry: handling systems are used in the manufacturing industry to move, position, assemble or machine materials or workpieces. They are used in many other different industries.
Warehousing and logistics: Handling systems are used in warehouses and logistics centers to transport, sort, stack and pack goods. Automatic conveyor belts, robotic systems or automated racking systems enable efficient and precise handling of goods.
Packaging industry: Handling systems are used in the packaging industry to handle, sort, label and pack products. Automatic machines perform the task of placing products in cartons, shrinking films or applying labels, and stacking or picking finished products on pallets.
Food processing: Handling systems are used in the food industry to sort, cut, package or palletize food. They ensure precise and hygienic food handling and support the automation of production processes.
Chemical industry: In the chemical industry, handling systems are used to safely handle and transport hazardous chemicals. Automated systems minimize the risk of accidents and increase occupational safety.
A handling system consists of various components. The composition depends on the respective application and the requirements. Typical components:
Robots or picking systems: These are mechanical devices used to grip, move and position materials or products. Robotic arms, pickers, suction cups or special tools are used to perform the handling tasks.
Drive systems: Drive systems enable the movement of handling components. This can be electric, pneumatic or hydraulic, depending on the specific requirements of the system.
Sensors: Sensors play an important role in gathering information about the environment and the positioning of the materials. They can be used to detect position, pressure, force, distance measurement or other relevant parameters.
Control systems: Control systems coordinate the actions of the handling system. They process the information from the sensors, control the movement of the drive systems and monitor the entire process.
Construction elements: Construction elements such as frames, rails, brackets or platforms form the physical structure of the handling system. They provide the basis for the assembly of the various components and ensure stability and precision during operation.