Pallet Shuttles | Nogales
Raymond West Inc supplies a full range of warehouse automation equipment, including pallet shuttle systems.
If you'd like to find out more about automation possibilities for your Nogales area warehouse, give us a call at (520) 281-4125
A pallet shuttle is an automated, independent, deep lane pallet storage system that uses self-propelled shuttle carts to transport pallets backward or forward in a racking lane. Shuttles are motorized and travel along tracks inside a storage lane.
During loading, a forklift puts pallets in the first position in a channel and the shuttle transports the pallet back to the furthest empty slot in the rack until the channel is filled completely. When pulling pallets, unit loads are picked up from their location and transported to the front to be picked by a forklift.
Pallet shuttle systems are well suited to high volume storage applications and allow lift truck operators to automatically load and collect pallets either through a vehicle mounted remote control or integration with a warehouse management system.
Maximize Warehouse Storage Density
These types of deep lane AS/RS solutions benefit warehouse operators greatly by increasing storage density within a facility. Not as many forklift aisles are necessary, and consequently most of that corridor space is made available for storage. Carriage mounted sensors enable pallet shuttles to place pallets as close together as possible, making the most of storage space inside each channel. Shuttles also allow more vertical storage by requiring minimal clearance between levels.
Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Safety
The benefits don’t stop at storage density. Operational efficiency increases dramatically because lift trucks are no longer required to move to individual aisles--every pallet is loaded or retrived from a primary interface. This considerably reduces typical loading and unloading intervals. As a result, it can reduce the number of forklifts required, and more importantly, slash labor expenses because not as many workers are required.
When you reduce the number of forklifts driving up and down aisles, you also reduce your exposure to accidents. Fewer lift truck hours mean a reduction in damaged lift trucks and racking, a decrease in product loss and fewer safety incidents or injuries.
Raymond’s Radioshuttle system is one of the most advanced pallet shuttle options in the industry. As the the pioneer in pallet shuttle systems nearly three decades ago, Radioshuttle offers extremely fast shuttle speeds and a battery life of 8-14 hours, depending on system design. Radioshuttle automation systems are also remarkably reliable and durable—some units deployed nearly 30 years ago are still in service today!
Radioshuttle units are capable of carrying weights of up to 3,900 pounds. And for extreme conditions or cold storage applications, Radioshuttle is the ideal option. Shuttles function reliably in temperatures from -22 to +104 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pallet Shuttle Systems in Nogales
To get more information on pallet shuttles or other AS/RS solutions, give Raymond West Inc a call today at (520)281-4125.
Raymond West Inc Nogales
2725-B North Grand Ave
Nogales, AZ 85621