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The Hive Robotic Vertical Panel Management System

Project Highlights

  • Fully robotic panel management system
  • Offers manufacturing cost saving benefits
  • Australian designed and made


Division: Automation
Location: Charmhaven, NSW
Industry: Manufacturing

The Hive is a revolutionary robotic vertical panel management system that will completely transform the operation, functionality and success of any factory.
It is designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia by Crossmuller with local software teams available for technical backup and support.
The Hive Robotic Vertical Panel Management System
Project #30

The Challenge

The line consists of a Raw Board Storage System supplied by Bargstedt, an Angular saw supplied by Holzma, a Flexline (Edgebander), supplied by Homag as well as Conveyors, a Vertical Accumulator and Robot Storage Warehouse designed and built by Crossmuller's Automation team.

In addition to the overall mechanical design and layout, Crossmuller's Systems Integration division provided a fully integrated line control system based around Wonderware's MES for work order execution, data tracking and inventory management.

The Solution

With various configuration options, the system can be tailored to suit everyone.
With its modular structure, the system can grow as you do. 500-2000 parts can easily be managed in and out of The Hive.
Whether it be carcass material, melamine doors, high gloss painted doors or vinyl doors, the Hive has got you covered.
The sophisticated space saving design means that trolleys cluttering factory floors are a thing of the past. Not only does it have the power to operate unmanned 24 hours a day, but most importantly it eliminates human error and damage to decorative materials through manual handling.
Project #30