Vertical Carousel Systems | Santa Clarita
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Vertical carousel systems are a style of automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) that are often used in material handling facilities to improve productivity and effectiveness. These systems are made of a sequence of bins or shelves, vertically stacked, that spin about a central axis, making stored items easily accessible without the use of ladders or lift trucks.
Vertical Carousel Benefits
There are multiple positives to using a vertical carousel system inside a warehouse space. First off, vertical carousels can substantially expand the storage density of a material handling facility, as they fill the vertical height in a facility considerably more efficiently than standard shelving or pallet racks. This allows a warehouse to store more items in less floor area, which is especially useful for warehouses with less floor space.
In addition to increasing storage density, vertical carousel storage setups often improve the efficiency and precision of item fetching in a warehouse. Instead of manually searching for items on shelves or racks, employees can simply input the necessary item into the system's computer-controlled panel, and the carousel will automatically collect the item and dispense it at an ergonomically engineered access point. This considerably lowers the time and effort required to locate and collect items, meaning staff members can do assignments faster and less tiringly.
An additional benefit of vertical carousel storage setups is that they improve safety in a warehouse setting. These systems remove the need for staff members to use lift trucks or climb ladders to retrieve stored items, reducing the risk of accidents, including falls. Additionally, computerization of the carousel diminishes the chance of human error, as items are precisely retrieved and stored per the computer-based system.
Types of Vertical Carousels
There are a few different configurations of vertical carousels on the market, each of which is designed for differing types of storage needs. Some common types of vertical carousels include:
- Unit load carousels: These systems are configured to store and retrieve pallets and others larger items, and are often implemented in conjunction with a forklift or other material handling equipment.
- Case and tote carousels: These systems are configured to retrieve and store smaller items such as totes or boxes, and are commonly deployed with a conveyor system or other automated handling equipment.
- Bin carousels: These systems are designed to store and retrieve smaller, loose items such as parts and pieces, and are commonly deployed in conjunction with a pick-to-light or other order picking system.
No matter the style of vertical carousel system chosen, it is crucial to thoroughly contemplate the specific requirements and needs of the material handling facility in order to choose the most apt system. Elements to account for will include the types of items in storage, the volume of items in storage, the size of available capacity, and the budget for the system.
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Altogether, vertical carousel systems are often a valuable addition to any distribution center or warehouse trying to increase efficiency, safety, and productivity. By utilizing the vertical space in a facility and automating the storage and retrieval procedure, these systems can significantly improve the accuracy and speed of item retrieval and reduce the physical work required of staff. To find out more about vertical carousel options, call an automation expert at Raymond West today!
Raymond West's Santa Clarita / Valencia facility serves the northern region of Los Angeles County and the San Fernando Valley, including Valencia, Santa Clarita, San Fernando, Sylmar, Sun Valley, Reseda, Canoga Park, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Hollywood and all surrounding areas.
28303 Industry Dr
Valencia, CA 91355