Automated Order Picking Carousels
Vertical picking storage carousels are automated warehouse and supply chain systems that utilize the goods-to-person principle to provide fast and accurate access to stored goods. With its space-saving design, the carousels store goods vertically to allow for maximum supply storage in a minimal footprint. With no air space wasted, the carousels guarantee the best use of your space. Click here to learn more about automated storage systems.
Improve Efficiency & Save Space
Vertical picking storage carousels are enclosed automated shelving systems that rotate at the push of a button to bring goods directly to the operator. This is an ergonomic and more efficient alternative to staff walking and searching through storage areas, which wastes time, or bending and lifting items that can cause injury. Instead of climbing ladders or moving boxes to get to what they need, the indicated item is brought to the user at an ergonomically-placed counter. (See videos )
When compared with static shelving, the vertical picking storage carousels offer 60% more capacity in less space. With static shelving, extra space is required for aisles and the shelves themselves are not optimized for storing items of various sizes, which wastes valuable space. Carousels store virtually anything from light to heavy parts (1,400 lb. capacity per carrier) neatly and with no extra space needed.
If you have a pre-existing warehouse management system (WMS) or enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, the carousels can integrate seamlessly into your workflow to manage your inventory. Once a staff member receives picking instructions, they simple enter the item and quantity needed onto the touch screen. The carousel’s inventory management software automatically tracks the location of every item. When an item is requested, the carousel rotates via the shortest path into the correct position for the operator to pick. The whole process only takes a few seconds, leading to greater efficiency and picking accuracy. The carousel is easy for any employee to use and has a quick return on investment to pay for itself from improved workflow in every step of your process. Click here to see how vertical carousels improved workflow for a manufacturing facility.
To recap, some of the benefits of vertical picking carousels include:
- Maximum storage space in minimal footprint
- Ergonomic design and easy operation
- Energy-saving technology
- Extensive safety features
- Up to 60% more storage capacity
- Ideal for storing a wide variety of items of various sizes
- Standalone or integrated solution with WMS or ERP
- Flexible carriers can be designed to your exact storage needs
- Reduced lifecycle costs
- Optimal personnel and storage protection
- Quick return on investment
- Increase productivity and storage system flexibility to adapt to changing needs
Contact Us for Vertical Picking Storage Carousels
Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for vertical picking storage carousels in automated warehouse and supply chain systems. 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.