• Schmersal

    The BITOBOX SL86 provides compact storage without compromising on mobility and flexibility.


Our customer

The Schmersal group, headquartered in Wuppertal, Germany, develops and manufactures some 25,000 mechanical and electrosensitive switching devices, which is the largest range in the world for the protection of man and machine. The product portfolio ranges from micro-switches and sensor-based solutions to heavy-duty switching devices. Backed by industry expertise and qualified services, the company also offers systems solutions for automation and machine safety. More than 1,750 employees in more than 20 countries work together with customers every day to implement pioneering safety technology solutions.

Customer requirements

    • Replace the unhandy mesh box pallets and heavy weight steel containers in use by an alternative load carrier.
    • The new load carrier must be easier to handle and allow better use of the content volume than the mesh box pallets used to date.
    • It is important that the new load carrier remains suitable for all of the customer's storage and transport requirements
    • The new large volume boxes must have a high load carrying capacity and they must be durable to last for a long service life.

The BITO Solution

    • Large volume containers

    » The switchgear manufacturer is replacing mesh box pallets and heavy metal containers with BITO SL86 large volume containers.

On-site application

    • Heavy parts can now be stored in a small space.
    • Unfinished parts are transported in BITO large volume containers during ongoing production operations.
    • Thanks to their smaller dimensions, the easy-to-handle BITO large-capacity plastic boxes are ideal for smaller batches, ensuring a more efficient and economic material flow within the production plant.

Customer benefits

    • Substantial gain of space in production and storage areas as the 800x600 mm format allows to fill small spaces.
    • The boxes can be stacked on Euro pallets to gain additional space. One European standard pallet can take two SL containers. There is no overhang as with mesh box pallets, which is why SL containers are also suitable for use in high-bay warehouses.
    • BITO SL86 large volume containers can carry loads of up to 500 kg. They are made of durable plastic and are not susceptible of repair.
    • Best operational performance with easy-to-handle drop-door. Instant product identification and immediate access to all product lines. Empty SL86 containers can be moved without powered service vehicles.

What our customers say

Handling is much easier now. Our operators can now pick materials without effort and in an ergonomic working posture. On top of this, we saved a lot of storage space.

Adrian Hergarten,manages material flows to keep operations running in the processing areas.

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