For Steel Mill Industries Webb plays a major role in handling steel coils and a suitable material handling solution. The material handling system would have to meet the following requirements:
Provide automated handling of coils while at the same time reducing handling steps.
Contribute to superior product quality by eliminating product damage that is typically associated with conventional handling methods.
Provide a high level of uptime and reliability. The system must be flexible enough so that any single point failure would not shut down the entire process.
The system would require sufficient capacity and durability to transport steel coils with heavy weights.
Provide physical interface capabilities with other automated and non-automated material handling equipment.
Allow for a high level of safety for plant personnel working in and around the material handling system.
Computer interface capability with inventory and production tracking systems to ensure consistent identification of coils in process.