Pallet Shuttles | Tucson
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 Tucson area warehouse, give us a call at (520) 729-4222
A pallet shuttle is a standalone, automated, deep lane pallet storage solution that utilizes self-powered shuttle carts to transport pallets forward or backward in a racking lane. Shuttles are motorized and travel along tracks within a storage channel.
During loading, a lift truck puts pallets in the front slot in a lane and the carriage carries the load backward to the furthest available slot in the rack until the lane is filled completely. When removing products, unit loads are collected from their position and moved to the rack face to be handled by a lift truck.
Pallet shuttle installations are perfect for high turnover warehouses and make it possible for workers to continuously load and pick up pallets either through a vehicle mounted remote control or integration with a WMS.
Maximize Warehouse Storage Density
These types of deep lane AS/RS solutions benefit warehouse operators substantially by increasing storage capacity within a facility. Not as many forklift lanes are necessary, meaning that a good portion of that corridor space is made available for storage. Carriage mounted sensors permit pallet shuttles to position unit loads in very close proximity, maximizing storage space within each land. Furthermore, with a shuttle, minimal clearance is required between levels allowing more vertical storage as well.
Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Safety
Added storage capacity is just one of the benefits of shuttle systems. Productivity increases dramatically because lift trucks are no longer required to travel to specific aisles--each pallet is loaded or unloaded from a central interface. This substantially reduces ordinary loading and unloading times. As a result, it can allow a smaller forklift fleet, and more importantly, greatly reduce labor expenses because not as many workers are necessary.
When you reduce the number of forklifts driving up and down aisles, you also lower your chances of accidents. Fewer lift truck hours mean fewer damaged forklifts and racking, a decrease in product damage and not as many safety incidents or injuries.
Raymond’s Radioshuttle solution is among the most advanced pallet shuttle options on the market today. As the originator of pallet shuttle solutions nearly three decades ago, Radioshuttle offers extremely fast shuttle speeds and a battery recharge interval of 8-14 hours, depending on system design. Radioshuttle solutions are also remarkably reliable and sturdy—some units installed as far back as 1990 are still operating today!
Radioshuttle units accommodate weights of up to 3,900 pounds. And for extreme conditions or cold storage applications, Radioshuttle is the perfect option. Shuttles operate reliably in environments from -22 to +104 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pallet Shuttle Systems in Tucson
If you’d like to learn more about your options for pallet shuttles or other AS/RS systems, give Raymond West Inc a call today at (520)729-4222.
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