How Vertical Storage Carousels Work
The extractor mechanism, known as a Storage and Retrieval Unit (SRU), retrieves or deposits a storage tray (cassette) into the storage column or onto a travel delivery dolly.
The dolly, located at the floor level, travels parallel to the floor and delivers the tray (cassette) out the front/rear or the side of each storage station.
Long Goods Vertical Storage Carousel Systems
Each long goods vertical storage carousel system/station is designed according to the specification for each product application. Trays (cassettes) for the storage of the long goods are engineered according to the length, depth, height, and weight of each line item. The storage station layout and delivery interface of the system are designed around the pick-up/delivery requirements, product manipulators, and product flow as it interplays with manufacturing equipment.
- Bar stock
- Aluminum extrusions
- Flat metal
- Wood sheets
- Any large, deep, long, or heavy item requiring top access & reduction of storage footprint
Dynamic Storage Vertical Carousel Systems
A dynamic storage carousel system is designed with carriers (shelved), especially for your product. The engineering of the carriers is based on the specific design characteristics of the product to be stored. Carrier pitch (height) is limited to the height, depth, and width of the product. This permits the storage of large bulky items such as carpet rolls, paper rolls, print cylinders, bar stock, pallet loads, and wire or cable reels.
By using a series of gears, the system can carry the carriers along a horizontal storage loop that parallels the floor, and still allows for the production of areas to safely occupy the floor space underneath.
- Increased storage density & ability to provide a consistent standardized pickup and delivery point for stored items
- Access to items at the top without requiring a lifting device (such as a crane, aerial lift, or lift truck); The dynamic carousel storage system can be engineered with a bullnose pick up/delivery station
- Elimination of any closed top or inhibited access to the items stored by delivering the product outside the carousel in a forward delivery position without a carrier position above it