High-Bay Warehouse Safety Concept and Control System

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Oláh István
Department of Automation and Applied Informatics

Based on recent labour market trends, automation of production processes is increasingly focusing on introducing new technologies and optimizing existing ones. The automotive industry is developing at a rapid pace, providing an ideal environment for development.

An automated high-bay warehouse will be a central element of the logistics system of an expanding car factory. This will create a connection between three factory plants and serve as a buffer for the more robust production service.

Today a modern, fully automated warehouse is unimaginable without complying with current safety regulations.

The topic of the thesis is to get acquainted with the current safety regulations and to develop the safety concept of the warehouse belonging to the car factory. After the design of the safety technology, the task is the implementation of the related control in TIA Portal, the development environment of Siemens, in compliance with the customer's internal standard system.

At the beginning of the thesis, the current directives on safety engineering and the modern safety systems used in the automotive industry are presented. I briefly describe the automotive industry standard, which regulates the engineering and electrical design process, the PLC programming and visualization, the commissioning and full testing of the system. In the second half of the thesis I try to illustrate the steps of the design through some concrete examples and then the PLC program will be presented. At the end of my thesis I discuss the testing process and summarize my conclusions about the project.


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