Warehouse logistics: Reliable transport

Ensuring a flow of materials that is as fast, error-free and efficient as possible is the ultimate goal of warehouse logistics. This requires automated storage and retrievalsystems, material handling technology or even driverless transport systems to reliably ensure that the different logistics processes, which are all coordinated with each other, do not come to a standstill. These machines and systems ensure optimal use of the warehouse at all times and smooth transportation of the various goods – in the incoming goods area, inside the warehouse itself and, of course, in outgoing goods.


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Warehouse logistics system solutions

Automated storage and retrieval systems

Automated via the central master controller or the embedded compact control in retrofit applications, KEB drives used in movement axes in undercarriages and hoist axes, as well as in various load-carrying devices such as lift forks, ensure maximum dynamics and long-lasting operation.

The drive electronics of the drive controller steer and regulate the efficiency-optimised motors and geared motors in an energy efficient way, if necessary with brakes and/or sensor systems, always optimally configured in the KEB DRIVE Selection Tool.

On the drive side, modularly integrated safety functions up to SIL 3 form the basis for innovative concepts and safe operation in a variety of environments.

Conveying technology

Suitably combined from the complete modular system, input stations with an individually optimised display on the HMI terminal, cutting-edge system controls on embedded or IPC platforms, decentralised I/Os, compact drive electronics in the complete performance range, everything controlled by serial commands, plus all variants of industrial geared motors – that’s KEB’s portfolio for conveying systems.

Designed for high efficiency, durability and an optimum level of service, synchronous and asynchronous systems ensure the right movement at all times in dynamic lifting stations or rotating, sorting and packing stations with the connecting transport routes. And exactly when it matters, integrated KEB brakes maintain the safe end position or activate the emergency stop. Electromagnetic compatibility, as well as compliance with the harmonics of the overall system, are prepared by KEB filter technology.

The central supply of system components, DC couplings of subsystems and the recovery of energy are further subsections of KEB’s system solutions.

High-lift trucks and driverless transport systems

Individual solutions, speed and safety are standard for industrial trucks, driverless transport systems and wheel hub drives. In areas in which people move about in particular, avoiding collisions between people and machines is of utmost importance. This is precisely where safety brakes come into play. Brakes, which are normally designed for stopping, are designed in such a way that emergency stops can be carried out in emergency situations without the brake then becoming inoperable.

For many industrial trucks in accordance with the Industrial Truck Association classification, VDI guideline 3586 or DIN 15140, KEB offers various solutions, regardless of whether you need something particularly flat or a high torque density with a small footprint. This means that forklifts, masted forklifts, electric pallet trucks or the most diverse driverless transport systems can be equipped with the appropriate safety solution. Saving energy by controlling the brakes or through the use of energy-saving brakes known as “bistable products” is also becoming increasingly interesting. The reason for this is the extended service life.



Save energy while reducing the installation workload at the same time. DC interconnection makes sure of this and more, while paving the way for exchanging energy with other frequency inverters. Only one AC power supply is required for the DC coupling. KEB’s drives are freely scalable and designed for universal use. This gives the user maximum efficiency and flexibility in the actual application. An added advantage is that eliminating braking resistors reduces heat build-up and ensures less space is needed in the control cabinet.

Take advantage of DC interconnection

Energy recovery

Rather than burning energy, why not harness it? With energy supply and recovery systems from our product range, machine and plant manufacturers are already optimising new machines during the design phase or creating a second phase of use for existing systems in retrofit manufacturing.

Energy recovery technology

Functional safety

Electrical machines and systems are subject to increasingly stringent safety requirements. Simplify your safety concept with the KEB drive controller’s integrated safety functions. Speeds, positions and various other functions are monitored directly in the drive electronics. The KEB safety control integrates the requirements of safety technology into the functional control environment. Safe communication with the control level serves as a widely used and established FSoE (Safety over EtherCat) solution – alternatively, communication via ProfiSafe is also available. In addition to, or instead of, a safe field bus system, individual safety functions can also easily be switched on and off via digital inputs. With the certification of sensorless safety functions, in some cases speed-related functions can also be implemented without a sensor system.

More about functional safety


EtherCAT is a global field bus standard that is suitable for all applications. Field bus communication, including safety technology, combines performance with universal availability – and is impressive due to its widespread market acceptance. Inexpensive and easy to implement, EtherCAT is the quickest industrial Ethernet technology. The communication profiles CAN over EtherCAT (CoE) and Ethernet over EtherCAT (EoE), as well as the CiA402 drive profile (IEC 61800-7), are integrated. Functional safety is also an integral component via FailSafe over EtherCAT (FSoE).

EtherCAT at a glance 

Safety brakes

Safe holding in all positions. Accident prevention is a top priority and must be ensured using appropriate products and controls. KEB offers various solutions in this area which, in the event of imminent danger, bring the drive safely to a standstill via an emergency stop and reliably hold it in position when the motor is at a standstill or in the event of a power failure.

The technology behind safety brakes

Sales documentation

Catalogue Brakes & Clutches (en)
(pdf, 09.04.2024, 6 MB)
Catalogue C6 Control and Automation (en)
V 2.3
(pdf, 18.03.2021, 31 MB)
Catalogue COMBIVERT F6 (en)
(pdf, 05.03.2024, 6 MB)
Catalogue COMBIVERT R6 (en)
(pdf, 15.11.2023, 2 MB)
Catalogue System for Safety (en)
(pdf, 15.11.2023, 8 MB)

Product portfolio for warehouse logistics


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