Hänel Provides Peak Inventory Accuracy for Oil & Gas Industry Manufacturer

Hänel Storage Systems of Pittsburgh, PA, helped a Houston, TX-based oilfield services company reach 100 accuracy of their packer inventory.

Pittsburgh, PA, April 27, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Hänel Storage Systems, a leader in the manufacture and integration of automated vertical storage units, has released a new case study for heavy part manufacturers in the oil and gas industry. This report details how five Hänel Lean-Lift Vertical Lift Modules helped one organization reach 100 percent inventory accuracy.

TAM International is an independent oilfield services company that operates its world headquarters in Houston, TX. The company manufactures inflatable and swellable packers, which are plugs used to isolate sections of a well or borehole, and provides other related downhole products and services.

One Hänel Lean-Lift serves as a central tool depot, ensuring that tools are not spread around several locations in the factory, while four others are used in conjunction with suspended cranes to handle extremely heavy loads. Each shelf, or pan, of a Lean-Lift can carry payloads of up to 2,204 pounds. Fold-down support rails were installed on the front of each lift, enabling pans to slide completely out of the machines. This allows the overhead cranes to access heavy stored items safely and easily.

Inventory accuracy was attained through various software features, which track the locations of all inventory items stored inside the Lean-Lifts. This integrates with a twin camera system called Hänel PictureControl to provide a clear photo of all items stored on each pan. These images can be displayed on the lift’s control unit as a visual representation of stored items, and helps the operator identify parts by sight as well as description. Lean-Lift software also allows only authorized users to operate the units and retrieve items from storage, providing a digital fingerprint of each transaction.

The project at TAM International was facilitated by Hänel channel partner ESS Group/Miner Warehouse Products of Brenham, TX.

Attached is the complete case study. Additional high-resolution photos are available upon request.

About Hänel Storage Systems:

Founded in Germany in 1953, Hänel’s North American headquarters has been located in Pittsburgh, PA since it was established in 1984. Hänel Storage Systems specializes in the design and engineering of Rotomat vertical storage carousels and Lean-Lift Vertical Lift Modules for a wide range of industries and applications. Hänel provides sales, service and technical support to North and South America through a network of factory-trained channel partners and service providers.

Introduced in 1957, the Rotomat Vertical Carousel is based on the Ferris Wheel principal. Inventory is stored in a series of carriers that rotate within an enclosed unit and are accessed at a single opening. This vertical “goods to the user” concept improves productivity, lowers costs, increases security and saves valuable floor space.

Introduced in 1994, the Lean-Lift Vertical Lift Module stores inventory on trays that are automatically measured for height each time they enter the unit. A vertical extractor places each tray within the unit in a location that maximizes available storage space. Trays can be equipped with dividers, totes, bins and specialized holders to store any type of inventory.

For more information about Hänel products, visit www.hanel.us.
Hanel Storage Systems
David Phillips