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Automated Storage

Automated Storage

In the ever-evolving world of business technology, methods of production and storage are becoming faster and more efficient every day. In order to thrive, companies must evolve with the times and implement the power of automated storage. At Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc., we offer a number of vital storage equipment appliances that can radically alter the productivity of your storage units and warehouse.

Vertical and Horizontal Carousels

Carousels are a stacked organization of shelves or bins that can be moved along a track that follows an oval route. The purpose of vertical and horizontal carousels is that the items in your inventory are brought to the operator quickly and efficiently, rather than going in search of the items you need for the job. You can increase your output speed by large margins and cut down on storage space in the warehouse.

These carousel units are relatively simple and intuitive to use. They function via input operation where a warehouse member can put in the item number, bin number, or overall cluster location. Using inventory management software, the shelf possessing the required item will travel the shortest distance to where the operator can easily access it.

Batch orders for products are set into the system and then run through until the batch is complete. A new order can then be downloaded, and the carousel will automatically shift and organize the shelving units accordingly.

Package Handling Lifts

Heavy items need to be moved to different levels of storage all the time during jobs in the warehouse. Some of these packages are impossible to be moved with manpower alone, and those that are can take a lot of time out of your operation and decrease your output. A packaging lift can handle that job and safely move items from one level of storage to another.

Packaging lifts can be manual, but an automated system is more optimized for faster transport. Not only do automated lifts promote faster operations, but they also protect your workers from the hazards of lifting heavy equipment or products.

Vertical Lift Modules

Vertical lift modules allow a wide range of materials to be easily stored and accessed autonomously. The software integrates with your pre-existing system making controlling your item flow intuitive and quick.

The risk to operators is reduced as they no longer have to interact with as many heavy packages and materials. Modules can hold weights of up to 2,200 lbs. and can be outfitted with multiple types of trays and storage units of differing volumes.

Vending Machines

Workers will have access to the tools and inventory they require fast with vending machines. Items commonly used by your employees can be stocked in vending machines, such as tools, supplies, and safety equipment required to complete an operation.

Industrial vending machines do not require cash to operate; Instead, an employee can scan their ID card and gain access to what they need. After the item has been used, it is returned to the vending machine. The integrated software will take account of all your items, and when they are presently in use. This translates to more effective warehouse management and higher worker productivity.

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