Industrial Die & Mold Storage Systems
Industrial die and mold storage using integrated stacker crane AS/RS systems with transfer pallets are ideal solutions for storing a large number of heavy dies and molds while keeping them organized, easily accessible, and compact. The stacker crane systems are ideal for storage and organization of large numbers of heavy dies and molds. The automatic sending and receiving (AS/RS) capabilities of the stackers allow workers to quickly and safely retrieve stored materials no matter how heavy or bulky they may be.
AS/RS Pallet Stackers with Integrated Cranes
The integrated stacker crane AS/RS systems provide multiple advantages, including space savings, efficiency, and safety. They reduce changeover times and take up less space and are easier to operate than forklifts or other material handling approaches, and allow a single operator to handle molds and dies. A stacker crane is always available so employees don't have to wait for forklifts, and takes about 2 ½ minutes or less to store or retrieve an item. Many warehouses have experienced a 75% space reduction of their storage space after installing the automated stacker cranes.
The transfer pallets that come with the cranes are designed to assist operators in the installation and retrieval of dies and molds. Transfer pallets are available in capacities of 2,000, 4,000, and 6,000 lbs. and in multiple different pallet sizes depending on your needs. Heavy-duty rollers, removable end stops, and lever-operated roller brakes allow for quick and safe pallet retrieval.
The integrated stacker crane AS/RS systems are available in pro and heavy models. Both systems include pallet systems and integrated stacker cranes. Heavy stack models include a fixed beam that sit directly on the rack load beams or fork spacers and are available in capacities up to 30,000 lbs. Pro-stack models are adjustable on 4" centers to allow for fast and efficient reconfiguration of storage levels, which is ideal for users storing a variety of materials at different heights that need to be rotated in and out of the system regularly. Both types of stackers start at heights of 10 feet and can be built up to frames as tell as 25 feet to maximize your vertical space.
The industrial die and mold storage stackers are also scalable and expandable. You can always add onto the length of the system and the pallet widths on the pro-stack system can be modified.
Tool & Die Storage Stacker Benefits
- Maximized storage space within a smaller footprint
- Creates a true work cell environment for increased employee productivity
- Increased machine and worker productivity with point-of-use storage
- Workers don't need to rely on forklifts to deliver products, reducing bottlenecks
- Increased plant capacity without the need for expansion
- Improved organization and reduced search and wait time for items with 100% accessibility
- Increased flexibility with modular design
- Improved safety & reduced collateral damage
- No damage to overhead fixtures such as lights, ventilation ducts, gas, and water lines since the forklift assembly cannot rise above the storage system
- Single, double, and triple aisle systems available
Industrial Die & Mold Integrated Stacker Cranes
Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for industrial die and mold storage systems such as integrated stacker crane AS/RS racks with transfer pallets. We will also provide you with a free consultation to determine your exact needs and specifications before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.