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Title:
STORAGE AND ORDER-PICKING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ARTICLES IN A PARTICULAR ORDER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2016/023869
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
The invention relates to a storage and order-picking system comprising a shelf arrangement (14) having a plurality of shelves (16) and a plurality of vertical conveyors (20). The system furthermore comprises at least one fleet of autonomously movable, driverless transport vehicles, FTF, (28) and an FTF plane (24) which is substantially barrier-free, in particular free of shelf compartments (R), and which extends under, over or through the shelf arrangement (14). The FTF plane (24) is coupled to the shelf arrangement (14) by means of conveyor technology via the vertical conveyors (20) that vertically extend up to the FTF plane (24). The FTF plane (24) has a travel surface (26) with a topology (40) of travel points and segments along which the FTFs (28) move in a guided manner, each of the segments extending from one of the travel points to another adjacent travel point. A fleet manager (FM) having access to said topology is designed to produce and output travel orders for the FTFs (28), said orders comprising individual navigation information, in order to transport the storage goods, which are not yet transported to the FTF plane (24) by the vertical conveyors (20) in an absolute order, along individual travel paths (40) specifically produced for the FTF away from and to the vertical conveyors (20) and to hand them over in the absolute order. The invention also relates to a method for the operation of such a system.

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Inventors:
HOFMANN, Christian (Wendelweg 14, Würzburg, 97084, DE)
Application Number:
EP2015/068390
Publication Date:
February 18, 2016
Filing Date:
August 10, 2015
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Assignee:
SSI SCHÄFER NOELL GMBH LAGER- UND SYSTEMTECHNIK (i Park Klingholz 18/19, Giebelstadt, 97232, DE)
International Classes:
B65G1/04; B65G1/06
Domestic Patent References:
2011-07-28
2009-11-26
Foreign References:
JP2011102166A2011-05-26
JPH11116006A1999-04-27
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WITTE, WELLER & PARTNERPATENTANWÄLTE MBB (Postfach 10 54 62, Stuttgart, 70047, DE)
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