Interroll and Logstore have realized a new repair center for Grupo PLL, the largest authorized service center for mobile phones and smartphones in Brazil.
The facility in São Paulo, Brazil, applies an advanced Factory Repair Service concept whereby all device repair steps are automated at the same pace as within the electronics assembly industry. One key element of this high-performance solution is Interroll’s Modular Conveyor Platform (MCP) which allows monthly handling of up to 24,000 cell phones in two work shifts. Moreover, the automated factory design makes it possible to provide same-day deliveries of repaired phones to the owner within the city area of São Paulo.
An easy-to-maintain minimalist system with high connectivity
As an integral part of the headquarters of Grupo PLL in the Moema region of São Paulo, the repair center offers a new experience and a high-quality service standard to the consumer, focusing on the triad: efficiency, technology, and scale. ”With our new facility, we wanted to dramatically increase our performance by avoiding complex manual internal processes. Our goal was to realize a highly advanced solution which is also unique in Latin America,” says Lucas Linhares, Managing Partner of Grupo PLL.
The design of the new repair center follows the industrial Factory Repair Service concept and was implemented by Logstore, the system integrator responsible for this project.
“The project was carefully and holistically planned—from furniture design to automated conveyor systems. It gained its specific strength by receiving Industry 4.0 attributes and by transforming the retail services in omnichannel through advanced technological solutions,” adds Helson Santos, Logstore Business Manager. “We built conveyors into the furniture, thereby making the whole system minimalist. With the technologies applied, we created a real Industry 4.0 concept where everything is connected, has high energy efficiency, and can be easily refurbished or expanded without replacing existing conveyors, making this a sustainable project.”
Lower noise levels and power consumption with 24V RollerDrive
“To seamlessly integrate into the whole concept behind the PLL solution, Interroll has customized the conveyors to a width of 50 cm so that they can later circulate notebooks and drones,” says Marcos Gaio, Managing Director at Interroll Brazil. “We also equipped the system with 24V RollerDrive technology to reduce the noise level as well as the power consumption, boosting the system’s efficiency and increasing the overall sustainability of the 300-square-meter repair lab.”
In addition to the RollerDrive technology, the MCP from Interroll is equipped with image barcode scanning systems and uses 24V high-performance diverts (HPDs). The new system has been designed to support a monthly transport capacity of up to 24,000 cell phones using two work shifts. It is entirely managed by software developed by Logstore that regulates the automatic transportation of mobile phones between repair cells.
“Without the Modular Conveyor Platform in this 300-square-meter space, we could hardly repair 15,000 units per month and would need many more employees for the various stages of the production process. We are at the conceptual and technological forefronts, with full support from Interroll and Logstore,” says Lucas Linhares of Grupo PLL.