KASTO storage system

Our various storage systems fulfill individual requirements.

Whether for bar stock or sheets - with our variety of different storage types and sizes, we will meet your individual requirements.

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ASTO offers a wide selection of storage systems for bars, tubes, profiles and beams, all teilored to individual or architectural requirements. KASTO offers also a wide range of sheet metal storage systems for all tasks, storage quantities and speeds. Sheets put special requirements on the sheet metal storage and transport due to their format.

 

 

Sönke Krebber

Strong products

are the result of innovation, strategy, clear processes

as well as a customer-oriented and reliable team"

Sönke Krebber

Manager Research and Engineering Member of the management board

Martin Stöckle

Just in time production:

Fully automated KASTO storage - sawing systems produce exactly what is needed in this moment - without wastage."

Martin Stöckle

Sales Team Manager

Bar storage an retrieval systems

Bar storage an retrieval systems

KASTO offers a wide selection of different storage systems for bars, tubes, profiles and beams, all tailored to individual or architectural requirements. Because storage space is valuable. To use this space economically, the storage system must be exactly customized for the application in order to ensure an effective material flow in production and distribution.

Sheet metal storage systems

Sheet metal storage systems

KASTO offers different sheet metal storage systems for all tasks, storage quantities and speeds. Sheets put special requirements on the sheet metal storage and transport due to their format. The KASTO sheet metal storage systems enables an efficient storage of thick and fine plates of all dimensions as packages or boards.

Sawing centers

Sawing centers

The linking between storage systems, infeed and outfeed and sawing machines ensures not only efficient, fast working at serial - intelligent controls ensure as well an enormous flexibility e.g. individual cutting at different sawing machines. Especially versatile storage systems for storing different materials and load carriers, from cassettes for bar stock to EURO pallets. 

Products

1700 installed storage systems
1972 first storage systeme
160 patent applications
70 of KASTOretrofit sawing machines

Company

170 years of tradition
700 employes worldwide
6 locations
50 agencies
KASTOlogic

KASTOlogic - material flow

Controlling of automated storage systems

Greater efficiency

The KASTOlogic warehouse management software supports your processes and assists in organising them effi ciently, both in automated high-bay systems and manual warehouses. The combination of system visualisation and targeted operator support increases the efficiency of the entire system.

KASTOlogic

KASTOlogic​ - stock

Management of stock with subgroups

logistic: extension of logistic functions
production: fabrication management
manual store: management of manual stock areas

Greater user-friendliness

A graphic user interface, designed in line with the latest user experience insights and a consistent operating philosophy covering simple controls up to KASTOlogic, supports the operator in daily warehousing work.

KASTOlogic

KASTOlogic - automation

Integration of machines for a higher level of automation

Greater automation

The level of automation is signifi cantly increased through the integration of saws or automated material handling equipment manufactured by KASTO or by leading third-party manufacturers. Integrated production management provides an improved overview of the workload of the connected production machinery in the fi elds of sawing, pressing and laser cutting.

KASTOlogic

KASTOlogic​ - statistics

Comprehensive statistics for system analysis

Greater potential

Bottlenecks in an automated storage system can be detected using clear statistics. The system’s full potential can be exploited through adjustments of the material fl ow strategies. Potential system modifi cations can be checked and  assessed using modern 3D simulation.

Our Services

Service / Hotline

Technical help

Service / Hotline

Technical help

Technical help from specialists in control, mechanics and manufacturing technology for the machine groups saws and storage systems is always available from our service center.

Remote diagnosis

Shorter down times

Remote diagnosis

Shorter down times

The KASTO teleservice provides the service center with a direct connection to the control of your machine via modem or internet. This guarantees: Shorter reaction times and down times , Increase and safeguard your productivity, Less service costs due to fewer on site service calls
• Minimum repair times due to optimally prepared service calls

On-site service

Competent help on-site

On-site service

Competent help on-site

Competent help on-site from our trained and qualified technicians. Extensive on board selection of spare parts together with state of the art communication in our service vehicles make our technicians independent, flexible and quick to react. The worldwide, decentralized support structure guarantees short reaction times with minimized travel costs.

UVV-examinations

Technical safety

UVV-examinations

Technical safety

Technical safety requirements for operating gantry cranes are stated in DIN EN 528. This standard obligates the user to have a yearly safety check, performed by a trained person. Because of their instructions and training, our service technicians are able to perform these checks for you.

Quick Shipment

The right part quickly on-site

Quick Shipment

The right part quickly on-site

Technologically-advanced, automated storage technology secures smooth and quick shipments. If we have you order by 4 pm in house, we will still ship the same day, if so required. We will also arrange immediate shipments to you via direct courier.

Modernization and expansion

Retrofitting

Modernization and expansion

Retrofitting

Modernization or expansion of existing storage systems with the objective to make them state-of-the-art systems, is one of the most often requested type of retrofit. The necessary adaptations and expansions of the storage system are always done individually with a minimum of downtime.

Spare parts packages

Attuned to your machine

Spare parts packages

Attuned to your machine

Spare parts that are available in your area, can help in an emergency. We gladly tailor a spare part package to your machine or system.

Service contracts

Maintenance

Service contracts

Maintenance

Preventative maintenance programs help to avoid sudden, unplanned and therefore expensive machine downtimes. They ensure quality of machining and optimize the performance of machines and systems.

KASTO Storage System Optimizes Sheet Metal Production

De Cromvoirtse is located in Oisterwijk, Netherlands, and specializes in prefabricated semi-finished products. In 2008, de Cromvoirtse introduced an Online Portal allowing the customer to transfer a drawing as DXF or STEP file online to establish various specifications and then to receive an offer for the manufacturing of the appropriate component/assembly part within two minutes. The order will also be recorded online via the portal. But then, the processing of the order is done manually. Therefore, the company made the decision in late 2008 to not only automate the order process but also the complete parts manufacturing. They searched for a suitable project partner and quickly contacted KASTO in Achern-Gamshurst. Intense planning discussions started at the end of 2008 during the “Euroblech” in Hanover.


The decision was made in favor of KASTO since the storage technology specialist worked constructively together with de Cromvoirtse from the beginning, brought up many new ideas for the project and worked hard to find problem-oriented solutions. Janwillem Verschuuren, Managing Director of de Cromvoirtse: “KASTO said what is possible but also ruled out the impossible. Other suppliers only saw problems and wanted to sell their standard design.”


Moreover, KASTO is independent of the supplier of the laser machine, on which the parts are made. This gives de Cromvoirtse the option to integrate the machine that is right for the company. The high development depth, especially in the IT-department with 15 employees, gave the Dutch confidence in KASTO. “This development depth allows also to make, together with KASTO, optimizations or adaptations as well as expansions in the future”, says Verschuuren. Moreover, both companies are very innovative with a similar way of thinking, which developed a bond between the two. Plus, KASTO was very open in the cooperation with others that were part of the project.

Exhaustive material supply from an inventory of 70,000 tons

EMJ’s hub in Schaumburg/Illinois demonstrates unmistakably the efficiency of EMJ-IT and EMJ-logistics. EMJ in Schaumburg is without any doubt the most technologically advanced steel service and logistics center on the entire American continent. The heart of the warehouse is the storage and retrieval systems from KASTO Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG from D-77855 Achern-Gamshurst. The automated storage and material flow system contains 4 fully automatic bar storage and retrieval systems and their appropriate periphery stations in 4 bays to handle materials of different types and dimensions. Today’s inventory is about 70,000 tons of material, which is completely listed in the inventories of EMJ’s EDP system. The system allows direct access to materials in other storage locations than Schaumburg to supply customers on time with their desired materials. Automated order filling stations retrieve the correct amount of material from the cassettes, weigh it, bundle or wrap it and finally put the shipping label on the ready-to-ship material bundle – all automatic in “light-out” conditions. Due to the high automation degree and the continuous automation with KASTO’s storage and material flow system, storage and handling costs per ton were reduced by approximately 16 % from US $ 96 to now US $81. This is quite a huge cost factor considering a turnover of thousands and thousands of tons of material annually. How reliable and perfect orders can be processed via bar storage system and EDP, illustrates last but not least the fact that more than 90 % of sales are filled directly from inventory in the storage center.

 

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