Electric overhead monorail system and rack storage for BMW Berlin, Germany

The BMW plant in Berlin is the main plant of BMW-Motorcycles. Since the late 1960s Motorcycles have been produced there.

Now, the production facilities is to be adapted to the latest requirements. So, the electric overhead monorail system (EMS), which transports the motors from the motor production to the assembly line for shoring, is now being completely renewed after 34 years of use.

In the future, the motors will be delivered on trays either directly to the assembly line or will be temporarily stored in a two aisle rack warehouse and accessed from there as required. The warehouse holds the motors on trays on 2 levels. It is approx. 2 m high and has 390 double-deep storing spaces.

We are pleased to have received this order from BMW, because we can look back on a long cooperation: As early as 1997, the driverless floor transport system, which allows the ergonomic assembly of motorcycles, was also supplied and put into operation by AFT. In 2015, the system was expanded to include additional vehicles.