Pallet Shuttles | Portland, OR
Raymond West 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 Portland area warehouse, give us a call at (800) 675-2500.
A pallet shuttle is a standalone, automated, high density pallet storage solution that uses self-powered shuttle carriages to transport pallets toward the front or back in a racking lane. Shuttles are powered by electric motors and travel along rails inside a storage channel.
When storing products, a forklift puts pallets in the foremost position in a channel and the shuttle transports the load back to the furthest empty position in the rack until the channel is filled completely. When pulling pallets, unit loads are collected from their slot and moved to the rack face to be handled by a lift truck.
Pallet shuttle installations are perfect for high turnover warehouses and allow operators to automatically load and retrieve pallets either through a truck mounted remote control or integration with a WMS.
Maximize Warehouse Storage Density
Warehouse operators gain significant benefits from deep lane AS/RS systems through improved storage capacity inside their buildings. A smaller number of lift truck aisles are necessary, meaning that all of that aisle space is made available for storage. Onboard sensors permit pallet shuttles to place unit loads as close together as possible, maximizing storage capacity within each land. Vertical storage capacity is also enhanced because shuttles require very little clearance between levels.
Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Safety
There are more benefits to shuttle systems than just added capacity. Performance increases dramatically because lift trucks are no longer required to travel to separate aisles--every unit is placed or unloaded from a central interface. This greatly reduces typical loading and unloading intervals. As a result, it can allow a smaller forklift fleet, and more importantly, slash labor costs because not as many workers are necessary.
By diminishing forklift travel, you also lower your exposure to accidents. Less forklift travel means a reduction in damaged forklifts and racking, a decrease in product loss and not as many safety incidents or injuries.
Raymond’s Radioshuttle system is among the most innovative pallet shuttle options in the industry. As the inventor of pallet shuttle systems nearly 30 years ago, Radioshuttle offers extremely fast shuttle speeds and a battery recharge interval of 8-14 hours, depending on system design. Radioshuttle equipment is also incredibly dependable and sturdy—some systems deployed as far back as 1990 are still operating today!
Radioshuttle units are capable of carrying weights of up to 3,900 pounds. And for extreme conditions or cold storage applications, Radioshuttle is an excellent choice. Even in environments from -22 to +104 degrees, the equipment continues to operate dependably.
Pallet Shuttle Systems Near Me
To learn more about pallet shuttles or other warehouse automation solutions, call Raymond today!
Raymond's Portland service operation includes all of Western Oregon and Southwest Washington, including Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Sherwood, Tualatin, Wilsonville, Oregon City, Gladstone, Clackamas, Milwaukie, Happy Valley, Gresham, Troutdale, Woodburn, Salem, Vancouver, Ridgefield, Longview, Kelso and surrounding areas.
3148 NE 181st Ave
Portland, OR 97230