TUBE NEWS TN December 2017 - Page 14

Steel Company Installs High Density Storage System At its distribution centre in Perth, Western Australia, steel producer and wholesaler OneSteel Metalcentre, part of Arrium Mining & Materials Group, stocks approximately 8,000 tonnes of different types of material for supply to its branches and customers, including construction companies, shipyards and plant manufacturers. To streamline the handling and management of its extensive range of bar and tube, the company has invested in a Unicompact honeycomb storage system from German manufacturer Kasto. Andrew Cosgrove, National Operations Manager at OneSteel explained, “We deliver a wide range of types and quantities of material, often just-in-time. The automated warehouse provides rapid access and continuous traceability of our stock, giving us the transparent, efficient storage that is crucial to our operation.” 14 TUBE NEWS December 2017 The Unicompact at OneSteel has 2,272 cassette locations, each of which can accommodate five tonnes of material up to nine metres long. In total, almost half of the steel on-site, subdivided into some 700 different line items, is currently stored in the system. Mr Cosgrove added, “Compared to conventional storage methods, the small footprint of the