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Vertical Carousel System

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Vertical carousel systems are a sort of automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) that are commonly used in warehouses and distribution centers to increase effectiveness and productivity. These storage setups consist of a set of vertically stacked bins or shelves that spin about a central axis, creating easy access to stored items without needing to use forklifts or ladders.

Vertical Carousel Benefits

There exist several positives to the use of a vertical carousel system inside a material handling setting. First off, vertical carousels are able to substantially expand the density of storage in a warehouse, because they utilize the vertical height in a warehouse considerably better than standard shelving or pallet racks. This can allow a warehouse to keep more things in a smaller footprint, which can be extremely beneficial for facilities that have smaller footprints.

Besides improving the density of storage, vertical carousel storage setups often improve the efficiency and precision of item retrieval in a facility. Rather than manually searching for items on shelves or racks, employees can easily input the desired item into the system's computer-controlled dashboard, and the storage system will automatically find the stored item and present it at an ergonomically configured access area. This greatly reduces the time and effort required to track down and collect items, meaning workers can do assignments faster and with less fatigue.

One more advantage of vertical carousel storage setups is that they improve safety in a material handling facility. These systems eliminate the need for workers to use forklifts or climb ladders to access stored items, decreasing the risk of accidents, including falls. Additionally, computerization of the system reduces the possibility of human error, as items are accurately retrieved and stored per the computerized system.

Types of Vertical Carousels

There are a variety of separate styles of vertical carousel systems for sale, each of which is ideal for separate types of storage needs. A few often-seen configurations of vertical carousel systems include:

  • Unit load carousels: These carousels are designed to retrieve and store large items such as pallets, and are frequently implemented in conjunction with a forklift or additional material handling equipment.
  • Case and tote carousels: These carousels are designed to store and retrieve smaller items like boxes or totes, and are frequently implemented alongside a conveyor system or other automated handling components.
  • Bin carousels: These carousels are configured to store and retrieve smaller, loose items such as parts or components, and are often implemented with a pick-to-light or other order picking system.

Regardless of the style of vertical carousel system you choose, it is crucial to closely consider the unique needs and requirements of the material handling facility in order to choose the most appropriate system. Aspects to account for include the types of items in storage, the volume of items in storage, the amount of free capacity, and the installation budget.

Talk To An Automation Expert

Altogether, vertical carousel systems can be a valuable addition to any warehouse or distribution center looking to increase efficiency, safety, and productivity. By using the vertical space in a warehouse and automating the retrieval and storage system, these systems can dramatically raise the accuracy and speed of item retrieval and limit the physical work required of employees. To learn more about vertical carousel options, talk with an automation expert at Raymond West today!

Raymond West's Riverside service area includes Redlands, Colton, Rialto, Bloomington, Moreno Valley, Hemet, Perris, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Coachella Valley and all surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Riverside Material Handling Equipment Supplier

Riverside, CA
(951) 384-2444