Vertical Carousel Systems | Portland

Vertical Carousel System

Raymond West supplies warehouse automation equipment such as vertical carousels.

We are among the largest suppliers of warehouse automation equipment in the state.

Call us today at (800) 675-2500.

Vertical carousel systems are a popular type of automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) in distribution centers used to improve efficiency and productivity. These systems feature a number of shelves or bins that are stacked vertically rotating around a central axis, providing easy access to stored items without requiring the use of ladders or forklifts.

Vertical Carousel Benefits

There are multiple benefits to installing a vertical carousel system in a warehouse setting. Firstly, these systems can significantly increase the storage density of a warehouse, as they use the vertical height of a facility in a more efficient manner than regular shelves or pallet racks. This can enable a warehouse to store more items in a smaller footprint, which can be especially useful for facilities with limited floor space.

In addition, vertical carousel systems can improve the accuracy and speed of item retrieval in a warehouse. Rather than searching for items manually on shelves or racks, workers can simply enter the desired item into the system's computerized control panel, and the carousel will automatically retrieve the item and present it at an easily accessible point. This significantly reduces the time and effort required to find and retrieve items, enabling workers to carry out their tasks with greater speed and efficiency.

Another positive feature of vertical carousel systems is furthering safety in a warehouse setting. These systems eliminate the need for workers to climb ladders or use forklifts to access stored items, lowering the risk of accidents and falls. Additionally, the automation of the system decreases the chance of human error, as items are retrieved and stored precisely based on the computerized system.

Types of Vertical Carousels

There are a variety of various varieties of ASRS systems accessible, every one of which is fitting for a diverse storage need. Some common kinds of ASRS systems include:

  • Unit load carousels: They are designed to store and retrieve pallets, and are often used in conjunction with a lift truck or lifting equipment.
  • Case and tote carousels: They are intended to retrieve and store smaller items such as boxes or bins, and are often implemented alongside a conveyor system or other automated handling equipment.
  • Bin carousels: These systems are designed to store and retrieve small items like components, and are often used alongside a pick-to-light system.

Regardless of the type of vertical carousel system selected, it is important to thoughtfully evaluate the individual requirements and needs of the warehouse or distribution center in order to choose the most suitable system. Factors to consider may involve the sort of items being stored, the amount of items in storage, the quantity of usable space, and the resources for system construction.

Talk To An Automation Expert

Overall, ASRS systems can be a beneficial integration to any distribution center or warehouse looking to increase productivity, safety, and efficiency. By utilizing the vertical clearance in a facility and automating the storage and retrieval process, these systems can substantially improve the speed and accuracy of item retrieval and diminish the physical labor required of staff members. To find out more about vertical carousel alternatives, talk to an automation expert at Raymond West 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.

Raymond West | Portland Material Handling Equipment Supplier

3148 NE 181st Ave
Portland, OR 97230
(800) 675-2500