Vertical Carousel Systems | Spokane

Vertical Carousel System

Raymond West supplies warehouse automation equipment such as vertical carousels.

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Vertical carousel systems are a popular type of automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) in warehouses used to increase warehouse operations. These carousels consist of a number of shelves or bins that are stacked vertically rotating around an axis circularly, allowing workers to easily access stored items without the use of ladders or forklifts.

Vertical Carousel Benefits

There are multiple benefits to using an ASRS vertical carousel in a warehouse setting. Firstly, these carousels can significantly increase the storage density of a warehouse, as they utilize the vertical space of a warehouse more efficiently than regular shelves or pallet racks. This can enable a warehouse to store more items in a smaller floor space, which can be especially useful for facilities that have space constraints.

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 ergonomically designed access point. This greatly reduces the time and effort required to find and retrieve items, enabling workers to complete tasks with greater speed and efficiency.

Another advantage of vertical carousel systems is furthering safety in a warehouse setting. These systems remove the need for staff to climb ladders or use forklifts to reach stored items, reducing the risk of falls and other accidents. Additionally, the automation of the system decreases the chance of human error, as items are accurately retrieved and stored according to the computerized system.

Types of Vertical Carousels

There are several various varieties of ASRS systems accessible, each of which is appropriate for a diverse storage need. A few typical types of vertical carousel systems include:

  • Unit load carousels: They are designed to retrieve and store large items, and are often configured alongside a lift truck or material handling equipment.
  • Case and tote carousels: These systems are designed to store and retrieve smaller items such as boxes or totes, and are often implemented alongside a conveyor system or other automated handling equipment.
  • Bin carousels: These systems are intended to store and retrieve small items such as parts, and are often implemented in conjunction with an order picking system.

Regardless of the type of vertical carousel system selected, it is important to carefully consider the individual needs and requirements of the warehouse or distribution center in order to choose the most relevant system. Factors to consider may involve the kinds of items in storage, the volume of items in storage, the amount of usable space, and the funding for the system.

Talk To An Automation Expert

By and large, vertical carousel systems can be a valuable addition to any material handling facility aiming to further efficiency, productivity, and safety. By utilizing the vertical room in a facility and mechanizing the storage and retrieval process, these systems can greatly improve the speed and accuracy of item retrieval and minimize the physical labor required of employees. To learn more about vertical carousel alternatives, talk to an automation expert at Raymond West today!

Raymond West's Spokane branch services Spokane, Airway Heights, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Post Falls, Hayden, Rathdrum, Coeur d'Alene, Medical Lake, Cheney, Pullman, Moscow, Moses Lake, Yakima, Wenatchee, Lewiston, Clarkston, Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, Walla Walla and all surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Spokane Material Handling Equipment Supplier

11002 E Montgomery Dr #100
Spokane, WA 99206
(509) 728-6000