In an automated pallet warehouse, stocking and retrieval operations done at high speed and with precision are essential. Maximum throughput performance and optimised space usage can only be achieved by means of equipment optimally tailored to your warehouse.
Speed and efficiency are critical if you want to achieve the best goods throughput possible. Automated pallet warehouses always can best demonstrate their advantages when a large number of items are stored and handled in multi-shift operations (24/7) and/or in limited space. Rack systems, software and all operating equipment need to interact perfectly in this case. For that reason alone, the planning and implementation of your automated pallet warehouse should be done by an experienced expert like Jungheinrich.
Automated pallet warehouses can be designed as installed facilities or as freestanding silo storage sites up to 45 meters high, which makes the level of space usage extremely high. The placement positions for pallets, lattice boxes and individual carrier systems can withstand loads of up to 7.5 metric tons. In single-, double- or multi-depth configurations, these warehouses are suited for almost all types of goods and can serve as standard temperature, temperature-controlled or deep-freeze (up to -35°C) storage facilities.
In automated pallet warehouses, special high-speed stacker cranes ensure that storing and retrieving goods happens quickly. With a load-bearing capacity of up to 7.5 metric tons, they get around quickly and precisely – and deliver maximum energy efficiency. In this way, stacker cranes get the most out of your automated pallet warehouse.
While standard lift cranes move in just one rack aisle, curve-controlled storage and retrieval machines can serve several aisles: allowing the full storage capacity to be used. For increased handling capacity, further devices can be integrated into the storage system. The lane change system ensures fast and safe transfer of the operator panel. Costs for monitoring elements, interlockings, safety devices or auxiliary devices for rail replacement are eliminated.