Automated Pallet Shuttles 4-Way

 
Four-Way Bi-Directional Shuttle That Moves Freely Within Aisles  Of Warehouse Racks. And Also Leaves The Rack To Accept-Discharge Loads in AS/RS Front Zone With/Without Conveyor System
  • This shuttle moves bi-directionally anywhere in the rack as well in a front-zone of the AS/RS.
  • Shuttle has two wheel pairs per direction. Hence can change running direction independently.
  • Wheel pairs are moved up and down vertically to use only the wheels needed.
  • This shuttles not assigned firmly to a rack aisle nor relies on a mother vehicle, since both items limit flexibility too much.
  • Several shuttles can act deadlock-free on any level and aisle.
  • Shuttles can leave shelves via vertical conveyors to transport goods from storage place to workplaces.
  • Full flexibility in AS/RS pre-zone, Can be designed with shuttles alone or in combination with conveyors
  • Distinct advantages vs storage retrieval machines integrated with in-feed and out-feed conveyors.
  • Storage can be done in single or multiple deep, also in any combinations of single and multiple deep.
  • Ideal solution for many storage concepts, high density as well as storages with low throughputs.
  • This shuttles eliminate need for front zone conveyors.
  • Adds abilities of storage retrieval machine with pallet shuttle or overhead monorail outside of rack.
  • Enables higher throughputs, maximum system flexibility and a future scalability of overall system.
  • The shuttle can change shelf aisles independently finding the best driving path avoiding blockages.
  • If the shuttle is unloaded, the device moves within an occupied pallet channel.
  • Transverse oriented aisles need only be accessed by loaded shuttles.
  • Vertical conveyors enable shuttles to change level.
  • Unlike high bay shuttle warehouses size of storage system not affected by size and throughput.
  • Shuttles autonomous control system allows quick easy layout changes to work areas outside of the rack without re-programming.
  • A temporary change of pre-zone layout due to increased order volumes can be implemented quickly.
  • The control also permits the shuttles to determine the best driving path on their own avoiding any blockages.
  • Software can be flexibly connected to many WMS systems and offers high flexibility.
  • Costly and long power rails avoided. Shuttles powered by modern Ultracap technology.
  • Ultracaps charged quickly in rack as well as in front zone during loading. This reduces re-charge downtime, shuttle availability remains high.
  • The new mechanical system reduces the number of installed motors, which has further positive effects on the reduction of the purchasing costs and the empty weight.
  • Better dead weight vs payload of only 1:4.5 far better than conventional mother+baby shuttles.
  • These shuttles permit higher throughputs, flexibility and energy efficiency compared to conventional Pallet ASRS systems.
  • A higher output can be achieved by several shuttles working at the same time.
  • Since the number of shuttles can be adjusted to the customer requirements, high flexibility and scalability is guaranteed.
  • Energy use per pallet movement is much better due to the clearly lower dead weight of a shuttle. In contrast to ASRS systems, the weight of a shuttle is independent of the storage height.
  • Higher shelf handling systems therefore do not increase energy consumption.
  • Higher availability of entire system as failure of one shuttle will only lead to standstill of a very limited part of system.
  • The controls is based on intelligence of swarm of ants. Planning dynamic route planning
  • Use of swarm intelligence enables dynamic route planning creating an autonomous, intelligent and self-organizing logistics system.
  • Sequencing and buffering are easier than ever.
  • Very high and very low outputs are possible regardless of the size of the warehouse
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