Industrial Tool, Die, & Mold Storage
Where are your industrial dies and molds stored? If you're storing them on the floor or otherwise improperly, you could have a problem. Improper die and mold storage could lead to your materials being damaged in the process, not to mention the safety risks they post to employees who may need to bend and lift to access heavy dies. Vertical lift shuttles provide an efficient, secure, and ergonomic solution for industrial tool, die, and mold storage in Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman, Butte, and throughout the state of Wyoming. Click here to watch a video about how the vertical lift shuttles work.
Vertical Lift Shuttles for Tool, Die, Mold Storage
The vertical lift shuttles are a unique industrial storage application that eliminates walk and search time by delivering stored materials directly to the operator at just the push of a button. Now instead of storing them in static racking that workers have to walk through, you can bring your tool, die, and mold storage close to the point of use (for example: you could install the shuttle next to your tooling or stamping machine). Since the system is enclosed, it also provides dust protection and damage.
This automated goods-to-person method also drastically improves ergonomics. Heavy materials are delivered at a waist-high adjustable work counter, and the shuttles can be integrated with cranes and forklifts to prevent the need for bending or lifting motions that can cause injury. Each shuttle tray can hold up to 2,000 pounds, allowing them to store heavy dies and molds or even small tools arranged in bins. In addition, the elimination of static aisles and the shuttles' ability to automatically store trays in the least amount of space required can save you up to 85% of your storage space.
Picking software is also integrated into the shuttles to provide management and tracking of your industrial tool, die, and mold storage. The software offers all basic functions of warehouse management software and can be integrated with your existing WMS or ERP or installed as a standalone option. The software performs inventory management and provides inventory reports in real time and prevents stock-outs, overstocks, and lost/misplaced items.
Additional Industry Uses for VLMs
The vertical lift shuttles aren't just for industrial and material handling applications, as the VLMs are capable of storing almost anything. For example, they can store small parts and boxes as well as steel sheets, tools, fixtures, and more; electronic components, reels, and raw materials; retail items and office supplies; aerospace and other specialized storage materials; medical device, pharmaceutical, and hospital storage; and much, much more. Call us today and we'll be happy to discuss whether a VLM would be the right storage solution for you, or help you with additional solutions.
Contact Us for Vertical Lift Shuttles
Southwest Solutions Group provides design and installation services for vertical lift shuttles for industrial tool, die, and mold storage for all types of industries in Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman, and Butte. 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.