Remstar Vertical Storage Carousels and Kardex ASRS Carousels For Small Parts Storage

Automated vertcial carousel storage posterOptimize your manufacturing, distribution, or production facility with Remstar Vertical Storage Carousels and Kardex ASRS Carousels (view Vertical Storage Carousels and ASRS Carousels image gallery). Lean storage solutions is the buzz word in the material handling industry today. What is Lean Storage? Lean Storage is the ability to improve and control the flow of materials throughout your facility. What this really means is the ability to maximize the use of your floor space and people to eliminate waste and create a warehouse facility that operates efficiently. Click here to learn more about ASRS storage.

Horizontal Carousels vs. Vertical Carousels

The difference between vertical carousels and horizontal carousels is straightforward. Both carousels are an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS). The difference is how the machines operate. The vertical carousel takes advantage of unused overhead or vertical space. They can stand 12’ to 60’ tall and rotate the storage shelf vertically to an ergonomic waist-high counter for picking. The horizontal carousels rotate horizontally and are used with low ceilings. Vertical carousels are a series of powered shelves or bins that rotate in a vertical loop bringing parts to a pre-designated picking point for the operator to store or retrieve parts.

Remstar Vertical Carousel and Kardex ASRS Carousels (formerly known as MegaStation by MegaStar) are fully enclosed motorized storage systems with vertically rotating shelves that move up and down along guide tracking to deliver stored goods to an ergonomically positioned waist-high work counter, eliminating wasted walk and search time. The Vertical Carousel Storage System’s ergonomic design allows stored items to be delivered within an easy reach area, minimizing the bending, reaching, and lifting that reduces order picking efficiency and can lead to on-the-job injuries.

Managing Your Small Parts Inventory in Remstar Vertical Storage Carousels

The Remstar Vertical Storage Carousels are great for storing and managing small parts. They have a built-in inventory management software system called FastPic. FastPic is integrated into the machine for increased levels of productivity and small parts inventory management. An advanced, but easy-to-use controller is ergonomically positioned to ensure fast, simple operation. A number of Vertical Storage Carousels and Vertical Lift Modules (VLM) can be integrated together to provide a comprehensive, fully automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS).

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What Are Vertical Lift Modules

automated vertical carousels increase storage capacityVertical Lift Module (VLM) is a picking solution that allows users to pick orders efficiently while optimizing storage space within a facility. The VLM comes with inventory management software, making it one of the most productive and user-friendly picking and storage tools. VLMs store and pick small to medium-size parts and are often used in kitting and batch picking operations. VLMs are incredible space savers, condensing 5,000 square feet to about 150 square feet for the machine, creating a 90% decrease in your footprint. The VLMs maximize the storage cube by storing trays vertically inside the machine. Trays are delivered by transporter to an ergonomic counter for picking and storing parts upon request. VLMs provide user-friendly software interfaces with ERP and WMS software systems, making them the perfect customizable addition to your facility.

Benefits of Vertical Storage Carousels

Vertical Storage Carousels provide the following benefits of automated storage and retrieval systems:

  • Up to 80% savings in warehouse floor space by turning unused air space into maximum storage space
  • Dramatic increase in productivity (up to 600%)
  • Ergonomic storage and retrieval work stations
  • Improved inventory management control
  • Lockable doors and password protected access to inventory
  • Provide dust protection

Vertical Storage Carousels Can Be Configured to Meet Your Unique Needs

Remstar Vertical Storage Carousels are available in more than 7,000 standard configurations. And are particularly well suited for service counter applications, allowing the operator to remain visible to customers while small parts are retrieved from the storage units.

Unlimited Storage Applications for Remstar Vertical Storage Carousels and ASRS Carousels

Industry applications for Vertical Storage Carousels and ASRS Carousels include: Manufacturing, Automotive, Tooling Storage, Warehousing, Distribution, Retail, Kitting, Electronics, Pharmaceutical, Refrigerated and Freezer storage, Hospital/Medical.

Designing and Installing Remstar Vertical Storage Carousels and Kardex ASRS Carousels

Designing and installing Remstar Vertical Storage Carousels and Kardex ASRS Carousels is an important part our business. Click here to contact us or call toll free 1-800-803-1083 to speak with one of our material handling storage specialists to find the best storage system for your needs.


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