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STORAGE AND HANDLING EQUIPMENT Richards Chapter 10
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Storage Equipment Trade off between speed, cost, capacity Racking systems There are many different types of pallet racking configurations currently in use today. These include the following: wide aisle adjustable pallet racking double-deep pallet racking narrow aisle racking very narrow aisle racking AS/RS racking dynamic or pallet-flow racking push-back racking drive-in racking drive-through racking mobile racking cantilever racking shuttle racking
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Figure 10.1 Pallet Storage equipment used in UK warehouses ( Baker and Perotti 2008)
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Storage Options Block stacking – large qty of single SKU. Some product don’t lend themselves to pallets (drums, white goods,) issues of access, damage, rotation, space utilisation. Racked storage - The terms adjustable pallet racking (APR) and wide aisle racking (WAR) are seen as interchangeable. Wide aisle (WIR) – majority of warehouses world wide. Access quick and easy. Can be moved but not easily. Disadvantage wide isle take up Space Double deep racking – two deep in racks, may need extendible forks, and wider aisles. LIFO applies, but space efficient
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Storage Options Narrow aisle – utilises adjustable pallet racking (APR)? aisles = 1.6 metres. Requires turret tucks to access pallets (side forks). Wire guided or rails. Need very flat floor. Drive in/through racks – L shaped rail that pallets sit on. Pallets need to be strong as support the weight. High density medium suitabl for large quantities of SKU’s limitation of LIFO, damage potential, low put/pick speed Pallet flow/live storage – gravity fed pallets, advantage fats cycle time, limitation of space Push-back Racking – pallets put away by pushing pallet back in rack and placing new pallet in front. 2-5 deep.
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Storage Options Mobile racking – racking mounted and moves like archive Satellite or shuttle racking – RF controlled shuttle at front of (up to 40mtr) channel. Pallet placed on shuttle that moves back through channel. Similar to drive in rack. No isles.
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Shuttle Technology with a difference Retrotech’s Activ system works like a large sliding puzzle with multiple layers. Pallets input at one end are deposited onto cable-driven carts that slide along deep storage lanes. The software automatically places loads into optimal positions based on the order patterns. The difference being that pallets can move both horizontally and vertically thus overcoming the need to have the same product in each lane
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Shuttle Technology with a difference The ACTIV System can buffer, sort, and stage palletized unit loads in exact loading sequence.
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