Automated Warehouse Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS)
Automated warehouse storage and retrieval systems for managing and optimizing the storage, preparation and dispatch of goods.
The Pallet Shuttle is a high-density storage system where a shuttle, powered by an electric motor, runs along rails inside a storage channel. By replacing forklifts, this radio shuttle solution considerably reduces operating times and enables SKUs to be grouped by channels rather than by entire lanes.
For Quick, Repetitive In and Out Pallet Transfers
By definition, a shuttle is a fast means of transport that travels between two fixed points at frequent intervals. Mecalux’s Pallet Shuttle fits this description precisely. However, its journey starts at the front of the racks up to the first available space in the storage channel, and back again (vice versa operation to unload).
Eventually, the evolution of compact storage systems raised important questions. Such as, why not use a motorized shuttle to handle pallets, instead of a forklift that drives into the storage channel? Why not use technology to increase loading and unloading speeds and optimize the effective capacity of a warehouse?
The smart choice was the Pallet Shuttle. Adapted rack structures mean an electric run shuttle can move inside storage lanes along a track, following the commands given by the operator using a WiFi control tablet.
The forklift simply leaves the load on the tracks, and the Pallet Shuttle picks it up and moves it autonomously. Pallets are kept as compact as possible, while each pallet is slotted in its location. Since forklifts do not need to drive into the lanes, handling times are lower, storage capacity is higher and deeper. Additionally, damage to the metal shelves is negligible, operator movements are streamlined and in-warehouse operations moderized.
In other words, the Pallet Shuttle system offers a compact storage solution that reduces operating costs and improves supply chain performance. Intelligent warehousing at its best.
Mobile Racking Systems
The mobile pallet racking units are installed over guided bases that slide laterally, eliminating the need for multiple fixed aisles. With Movirack mobile racking systems, the aisles open up only when the operator requests access. The motorized mobile bases are electronically-powered and are guided by rails in the floor.
Mobile pallet racking is a high-density storage system that provides simple access for conventional forklift pallets. Its versatility allows flexibility to both the type of load and forklift. A series of technical and organizational protective measures are in place to ensure that the movement of the shelving does not pose a risk.
The compact design of this racking system reduces the surface area occupied by the storage system. This is especially ideal when the cost of floor space is high or when it is necessary to increase the storage capacity but not possible to increase the surface area. The application of the mobile pallet racking system reduces the total volume of the installation, making it essential for use in refrigerated and freezer chambers at medium and low height. The savings in energy help to quickly pay off the installation.
Benefits of Mobile Racking Systems:
The advantages of mobile pallet racking speak to its capacity for maximum structure compaction, while maintaining direct access to all unit loads.
Main Applications of Mobile Racking Systems:
The advantages of mobile pallet racking speak to its capacity for maximum structure compaction, while An excellent compaction system, mobile pallet racking is most ideal for customers with the following storage needs: direct access to all unit loads.
Unit Load automated warehouses maximize available space in existing structures and minimize storage space by up to 40 percent as compared to traditional storage solutions. Stacker cranes designed to work in narrow aisles nearly 100 feet off the ground, provide high density storage and automated operation.
Trilateral Stacker Cranes
Designed for flexibility within an automated storage and retrieval system, the MT0 stacker crane uses a trilateral extraction system able to reach almost 50 feet and is fully interchangeable with traditional battery-powered stacker cranes that require an on-board operator.
The Mini Load automated warehouse for boxes is an extremely dense storage system designed to move at high speeds for increased productivity in a compact footprint. Utilizing stacker cranes, the mini load system has a standard horizontal speed of 590 feet per minute and a standard vertical lifting speed of 328 feet per minute which improves picking times and operator efficiency.
The mini load system is primarily used for the storage, movement and order fulfillment of small or irregular goods in boxes. In addition to providing the optimum method for handling pick boxes, it is also designed with the basic ergonomic and safety equipment need to perform work and maintenance operations as simply as possible.
Rack Supported Buildings
Rack supported buildings consist of a complete racking system that provides the basic structural support for the building’s roof and walls. The highest density storage solution possible for nearly every type of pallet rack, this method of building construction reduces construction costs, lead times and minimizes the building footprint.