A compact storage system in which a shuttle driven by an electric motor runs on rails inside the storage channels, replacing forklift trucks, considerably reducing operating times and enabling items to be grouped by channels rather than complete lanes.
The Pallet Shuttle follows orders sent by an operator using a tablet with Wi-Fi connection,depositing the load in the first free placement location in the channel and compacting the pallets as much as possible. By removing the need to drive forklifts into the lanes, storage capacity is increased in terms of depth, the risk of accidents and damage to the racks is negligible,operator movements are optimised and warehouse operation is modernised and made more flexible.
This system can work either as FIFO or as LIFO, even in freezer chambers, with temperatures of up to -30°C.
This system reinforces logistical capacity qualitatively and quantitatively, since it automates the handling of goods on pallets; it is also possible to control the inventory through a system of sensors which count the stored pallets.
It is an ideal solution for companies with a high volume of pallets per item and intensive loading and unloading activity.
Greater diversification: each channel can be used to store a different item.
High productivity: increased flow of incoming and outgoing goods.
Greater capacity: Storage of up to 40 m deep
Highly cost-effective, thanks to the reduction in operating costs.
Decreased incidents and maintenance costs.
Many advanced functionalities can be easily controlled from the tablet.
Compact semi-automated warehouse with Pallet Shuttle In semi-automated installations, operators only need to drive the forklifts that carry the pallets and initiate the motorised shuttle's activity. The movement of the shuttles inside the racks is automated.
Semi-automatic operation mode:
A forklift places the Pallet Shuttle in the channel where work is to be done.
Next, the forklift is used to position pallets one by one in the channel entrance, resting them on the load-bearing beams.
Using the tablet, the operator sends the command to the shuttle to start the loading operation. Once the location of the pallet has been identified, the Pallet Shuttle lifts the pallet slightly, and moves it horizontally until it reaches the first available location, where it deposits the pallet. Different sensors accurately control the movement of the load being stored.
The Pallet Shuttle returns to the top of the lane in order to repeat the operation with the next pallet, and the next, as many times as necessary until the channel is filled. Before the last position is filled, the shuttle is removed and the sequence is repeated in the next channel where work is required.