Lagor Srl. was the first to provide electric steel cutting services in Italy. From its founding in 1971 until now, much has changed. Lagor has continued to expand its services in steel cutting and now also offers capabilities in the assembly of power and distribution transformer cores.
Years later, Lagor became the largest producer of transformer cores in Europe. In addition to the increasing demand for these cores, they also became larger and heavier. To keep up with this growth, Lagor decided to expand its production facility in 2010. With this expansion, Lagor was able to meet the demand for larger transformer cores for their customers.
The next challenge became the internal logistics at Lagor Srl. How could these mega transformer cores weighing up to 200T be moved safely and effectively within the facility? Through a consultant of the company, contact was made with Aerofilm Systems to find a logistics solution.
In this blog, you can read how Aerofilm Systems’ air casters move the heavy transformer cores in Lagor’s production facility. In the process, this solution led to less downtime in the plant and Lagor was no longer dependent on the weather, which optimized the internal logistics at Lagor Srl.
Challenges and logistics solutions
Lagor is a specialist in the assembly and mounting of transformer cores. In the search for a logistics solution, it was important that this solution was flexible, could move large weights up to 200T safely and cost-efficiently. In addition, they had to be able to move as far as outside, so they could react quickly to bad weather. Aerofilm Systems offered a customized solution that answered all these questions. With two transporters that collectively move weights of up to 200 tons, Lagor was ready to grow further.
Aerofilm Systems’ air casters are now an important part of the customized internal logistics transportation plan at Lagor Srl. The compact design of the air casters opened up new possibilities for Lagor to assemble and mount heavy transformer cores within the production facility.
“Aerofilm Systems removed all obstacles that were limiting our internal transportation. With the air casters, a solution was found for the large weight and dimensions with the necessary flexibility.” – Mauro, R&D manager of Lagor Srl.
Aerofilm Systems not only produced and supplied the air caster transporters, but also ensured that the responsible operators were guided and trained so that the air casters could be used in an easy and safe way. Within days, the transport plan for internal logistics at Lagor Srl. was operational, using our air casters.
“If our maintenance team needs more expertise, we can always rely on Aerofilm Systems for backup. However, I can’t even remember the last time we had to replace an air caster.” – Mauro.
Why internal logistics at Lagor Srl. by Aerofilm Systems?
In a short time, the air caster system was already producing results at Lagor Srl:
- Effective time savings for customers
- Increased safety
- More reliable production
- Greater flexibility
- Significantly reduced production downtime
The production facility no longer needs to be further modified, which reduces the cost of internal logistics at Lagor Srl. In addition, fewer people are needed when moving the cores, which also further reduces costs.
“Since air casters are not a well-known transportation solution, we were surprised to find that a good floor and enough compressed air is all you need to successfully work with air casters.” – Mauro.
Case study Lagor Srl.
Wondering how these results were accomplished at Lagor Srl using our air casters? Lagor shares the entire success story of their customized transportation plan of internal logistics at Lagor Srl. and our seamless collaboration in the case study.