Storing heavy Machinery With AS/RS Vertical pallet shuttles
Warehouses spend a significant amount of money per year on worker's compensation claims and restoring damaged products. Damaged products and injured workers leads to decreased productivity, which also leads to increased monetary loss. Warehouses often don't realize just how much money and productivity they're losing by using traditional static storage. They quickly run out of space because of the large and heavy parts they often store, causing production managers to seek ways to expand their storage capacity. Luckily, it's no longer necessary to expand the building itself to increase storage space. By using space- and money-saving AS/RS vertical pallet shuttles, storing heavy machinery and other large loads like motors, valves, and dies becomes easier and safer for workers, resulting in reduced work-related injuries and less money lost from decreased productivity. Click here to learn more about automated storage systems.
Kardex Remstar AS/RS Vertical Pallet Shuttles
Kardex Remstar provides shuttles, lifts, and pallet racks for storing heavy machinery and large products. For example, the Kardex Shuttle XP 1000 is a compact, automated vertical lift that provides increased efficiency while saving up to 80% of the space usually required with traditional storage. The shuttle is even compatible with cranes, forklifts, and pallet trucks, allowing workers to move and store low to medium height heavy products in the pallet racks on the shuttle quickly and with ease. This eliminates much of the need for lifting, twisting, bending, and other repetitive motions that can lead to injury or product damage. With automated shuttles, workers can spend more time on batch picking and processing and less on heavy lifting and walking. (See videos )
benefits of storing heavy machinery with aS/RS vertical pallet shuttles
The costs related to work-related injury, productivity loss, and worker compensation has risen over $33 billion since 1992, reaching up to $250 billion in 2012. Looking at these statistics, it's obvious that worker safety needs to become a bigger priority, especially for industries that deal with storing and handling heavy machinery. The AS/RS vertical pallet shuttles will reduce much of this risk by handling heavy material automatically and minimizing the amount of time employees spend transporting objects, which poses a risk both to themselves and to the product. In addition to improving product and worker safety, vertical pallet shuttles also offer incredible space-saving solutions by maximizing unused air space. Using these solutions to store their machinery and heavy goods, warehouses can easier accommodate spikes in orders, increase their picking speed and accuracy, and reduce labor all while maximizing storage space and efficiency. Using these solutions for storing machinery not only increases productivity, leaves a smaller footprint than traditional storage methods.
contact us for AS/RS vertical pallet shuttles
We offer consultation and installation services to businesses who are interested in protecting their workers, increasing productivity levels, and minimizing their company's footprint while reducing their storage space. For more information, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message to speak with your local representative.