Our Mechanized Parking Systems Are Designed To Exceed Expectations

Westfalia Parking Solutions' robotic parking garage is designed with high structural standards and environmental protection in mind. Westfalia designs all of its systems in a redundant and virtually fail-safe manner. 

Westfalia’s engineering and design team takes your parking area dimensions and designs a compact, efficient mechanized parking system to fit your unique needs. With various technology and equipment options, we are able to design and build your ideal parking solution. Westfalia's mechanical parking systems are not limited to a specific size or shape. These systems can handle a variety of sizes due to the unique features of Westfalia's Satellite®.

Specializing in both pallet and non-pallet parking systems, Westfalia offers multiple storage configurations, from single-deep to multiple-deep, to optimize space and achieve desired parking needs.

The main components of Westfalia’s Robotic Parking Garage:

Transfer cabin

Roughly the size of a garage in a single family home, the transfer cabin is designed to be aesthetically pleasing to ensure each guest feels safe and welcome. Serving as a waiting area for drivers and passengers, each transfer cabin includes sensing devices and a large LED display providing detailed parking instructions.  

Westfalia’s transfer cabin, equipped with vehicle sensors, ensures that the vehicle does not exceed the allowable dimensions that can be safely stored in the parking levels. In addition, the cabin is equipped with motion sensors providing additional safety for both the vehicle and driver.

Once the transfer cabin is checked to ensure no occupants remain inside, the vehicle is removed from the cabin by Westfalia's automated equipment. All vehicles are presented to the user forward facing so they do not have to back out of the transfer cabin. 

The Automated Storage System

A Westfalia Parking System generally requires a Lift, Transfer Car and Satellite. The Lift provides vertical movement of all vehicles, tying the transfer cabin to any number of storage levels. Once the vehicle is moved to the appropriate storage level, a Transfer Car removes it from the Lift by driving its Satellite under the vehicle, lifiting it and returning it to the Transfer Car. 

The Transfer Car has the ability to move horizontally to position the vehicle in front of a designated storage lane. Once positioned, the vehicle is again stored using the Satellite, which drives into the storage lane and deposits the vehicle. 

The Satellite is comprised of two parts, which can move independant of one another, providing the ability to adjust the clamp arms to accept a wide variety of vehicle wheel bases. 

Controls

Robotic parking systems are required to have a high level of availiability and require controls that are both simple to use and reliable. These are comprised of: 

  1. The programmable logic controller (PLC) or machine control system is responsible for turning on motors and receiving/interpreting signals from the sensing devices located on each piece of parking equipment.  
  2. The parking controls system (PCS), a PC-based upper-level management software, is responsible for issuing instructions to the machinery and managing data such as mission logs, occupancy levels and user information. 
  3. The human machine interface (HMI) allows operators and maintenance technicians to interface with the machinery in automatic, semi-automatic and manual modes.