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Kenmec, since 1976, is a high-quality automated storage and material handling equipment and system manufacturer based in Taiwan.

Storage, sorting and picking logistic machinery and equipment manufacturing and supply with precision, Kenmec's material handling system is supplied with automated, patented and integrated design, as well as suitability retail, logistics, food, electronics & semiconductor sectors. All Integrated material handling systems are manufactured to maximize material processing efficiency.

Kenmec has been offering customers high-quality materials handling equipment and logistics systems since 1976, both with advanced technology and 30 years of experience, Kenmec ensures each customer's demands are met.

NTU Library

National Taiwan University has the first automatic control library in Taiwan, which greatly reduces the time cost of book sorting, pickup, and regression through the management of the automatic storage system. In the traditional library operation process, the average time for taking books varies from 5 ~ 10 minutes, while the automation of the library can efficiently shorten the time to 2 ~ 3 minutes.

Moreover, as the turnover rate increases, up to 250 books can be returned in 30 minutes. After the staff puts the barcodes on the logistics buckets (bookcases), they will be placed in the ASRS. It was designed with upper and lower conveyor belts and stackers. This is the construction process of the workstation and the borrowing area. These are the collections. After the staff has numbered a book, they will transfer it from the traditional bookshelf to the workstation of ASRS. By numbering the books and logistics buckets with barcodes, the management of the inbound and outbound of books can be automatically executed by the ASRS system.

There are four sizes of bookcases, designed with double-layers for the ASRS, which are moving among different floors with the lifter. The ASRS can store at least 1.2 million collections, which storage capacity is five times larger than the one of traditional bookshelves. After a reader submits the application for a book in the ASRS, the assigned bookcase will be delivered to the workstation within 2 minutes. The system greatly shortens the time for fetching a book.

The ASRS was officially opened in October 2017. With vibration proof and fall prevention design, constant temperature and humidity design, and the high speed stacker application, automated book management can be fully implemented in this new generation. This ASRS is an important milestone for both the National Taiwan University and Kenmec Mechanical Engineering.


1. Advanced
Using advanced design ideas, advanced equipment, advanced technology, advanced software systems, and advanced network structure, it forms an advanced system. Conform to the industry's development trends to protect users' investments in the system and the applications running on them.

2. Practicality
Taking the current actual needs of the user as the main starting point, considering the user's expected needs, the user is expected to obtain the maximum direct benefit and the user is easy to grasp and easy to use. Designed to meet the overall smooth flow of the logistics center. Reduce the cost as much as possible on the basis of meeting the application requirements.

3. Security
System security measures are effective and reliable, enabling security control at multiple levels.

4. Reliability
This includes the reliability of hard devices and the fault tolerance of software systems. The main equipment components and key components in the scheme are selected from well-known companies at home and abroad, and mature and reliable products. Must be non-standard equipment, after rigorous testing can be put into use. The tool software should use mature and excellent platform and tool software, adopt modular design, have security management strategies and functions, and optimize the system as much as possible.

5. Openness
It refers to the use of a unified standard system interface and communication protocol, so that the system can be compatible with similar equipment of different manufacturers, and at the same time can adapt to the development of new technologies in the future. In the system design, consider using universal equipment that meets international or domestic standards as much as possible, leaving room for system upgrade and expansion, and customers can increase and decrease functional operations. All infrastructure (materials, components, communication equipment) is standardized, so whether computer equipment, communication equipment, and control equipment evolve with technology, it is easy to connect these equipment to the system in the future.

6. Modular
The system has good scalability and maintainability, and the modular design facilitates system integration and maintenance, process modification, business change, and has good scalability and interoperability. A centralized control management model combined with distributed specific applications. The application system should have good self-adjusting ability, modular structure of key hard equipment, hot plugging function, easy maintenance and low maintenance cost.

7. Interactivity
The system will adopt a friendly man-machine interface, so that the system is better close to the user's operating habits. The use of graphics to dynamically simulate the actions of field devices on a computer screen will make the monitoring and control of field devices more intuitive and convenient. Fully consider all aspects of the system, achieve overall system optimization design, secure data management, efficient transaction processing, and friendly user interface.

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