Pallet Shuttles | Phoenix
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 Phoenix area warehouse, give us a call at (602) 275-2228
A pallet shuttle is an automated, independent, high density pallet storage solution that employs self-propelled shuttle carts to move pallets toward the back or front in a racking channel. Shuttles are powered by electric motors and travel along rails inside a storage channel.
When storing products, a lift truck sets pallets in the front slot in a channel and the shuttle carries the pallet backward to the furthest empty position in the rack until the lane is entirely loaded. When pulling pallets, individual units are picked up from their position and carried to the front to be handled by a lift truck.
Pallet shuttle systems are perfect for high volume facilities and enable forklift drivers to continuously load and retrieve pallets using a forklift mounted controller or integration with a WMS.
Maximize Warehouse Storage Density
These types of deep lane AS/RS solutions benefit warehouse operators greatly by adding storage density within a facility. A smaller number of forklift aisles are required, and consequently most of that corridor space is recovered for storage. Carriage mounted sensors permit pallet shuttles to deposit pallets as close together as possible, optimizing storage space within each channel. Furthermore, with a shuttle, minimal clearance is required between levels allowing more vertical storage as well.
Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Safety
There are more benefits to shuttle systems than just added capacity. Operational efficiency skyrockets because forklift operators are no longer required to drive to separate aisles--each pallet is placed or unloaded from a single rack face. This considerably lowers average loading and unloading intervals. Accordingly, it can minimize the number of lift trucks that are needed, and slash labor expenditures by employing fewer drivers.
When you reduce the number of forklifts driving up and down aisles, you also reduce your chances of accidents. Fewer lift truck hours mean fewer damaged lift trucks and racks, a decrease in product loss and fewer injuries or safety mishaps.
Raymond’s Radioshuttle system is one of the most sophisticated pallet shuttle options available. As the originator of pallet shuttle solutions nearly 30 years ago, Radioshuttle offers industry leading shuttle speeds and a battery life of 8-14 hours, depending on system design. Radioshuttle equipment is also incredibly dependable and durable—some systems deployed as far back as 1990 are still in operation today!
Radioshuttle units accommodate loads of up to 3,900 pounds. And for cold storage or harsh operating conditions, Radioshuttle is the ideal choice. The equipment operates faithfully in temperatures from -22 to +104 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pallet Shuttle Systems in Phoenix
To learn more about pallet shuttles or other automated storage and retrieval systems, give Raymond West Inc a call today at (602) 275-2228.
Raymond West Inc Phoenix
2659 E Magnolia St
Phoenix, AZ 85034
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