Product manufacturing is often made up of different production stages where each has different process times. This means that products in the process of manufacturing must wait for the next process in a semi-finished state, generating high operating costs, thus reducing the company's competitiveness.
In addition, these processes often occur in continuous time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week since it is not economically possible to stop a production line because of the high operating or energy costs that this entails.
There are multiple examples of processes such as those described, such as assembly lines, where it is necessary to synchronize the assembly of just-in-time components which will have been manufactured earlier; or in processes where different surface treatments and finishes are applied which require a drying time; or where curing is required as in vulcanization; or in processes of high energy consumption, such as the manufacture of glass parts in high temperature ovens; or in processes where the raw material must undergo a pre-stage transformation, such as cutting iron from coils; and so many others.

Products in production process require recurrent and continuous handling, which represent high costs of internal logistics, and space costs.
By incorporating automation into the industry, the operating costs of these production flows have been improved. Such is the case of floor transport autonomous systems which transport the materials to staging areas or buffers, where they are stored at ground level and queued to the next process. This requires a lot of space and infrastructure that is underutilized by the large area required. Typically, AGV (automated guided vehicles), or AMR (autonomous mobile robots) systems are used, which transport from point A, to point B, and integrate with customer production management software.
However, fewer options are available to the industry as far as automated transport systems which combine buffer storage at height with continuous transport, to optimize staging space in WIP processes.
The Automatic HUBMASTER® System responds to this need, since it integrates continuous automatic handling and optimized storage at height, which takes full advantage of available space, thus reducing operating costs and improving processes profitability.


The HUBMASTER® solution compared to other automatic solutions with forks, such as automated forklifts, offers great space efficiency and operational simplicity, since it is possible to work in multi-aisle configuration and in very narrow spaces achieving large storage capacities in a very small area.

The HMWare™ software, HUBMASTER®'s own warehouse control and management software, the automated management of pallet storage and recovery processes are carried out in an integrated way with inter-process transport systems. HMWare™ software communicates with the different production software at the plant and manages the flow of materials in the factory according to the requirements of the ongoing processes.

The HUBMASTER® technology is designed for industrial applications which require the automatic management of palletized, and special loads, and represents a very competitive solution with low costs per stored unit when compared to alternative technologies.


HUBMASTER® Storage & Handling Solutions is the manufacturer of the automatic HUBMASTER® system, with prestigious international projects in its reference portfolio. The company follows a continued product-focused R&D investment policy for the development of new solutions and the adoption of the newest technologies.