Semi-automated cart-based systems are high density storage systems that allow for storage of multiple pallets in a deep lane configuration. These systems also provide the flexibility to retrieve pallets from any lane with multiple SKU locations without driving into the system.
A semi-automated cart-based system is ideal for improving an existing manufacturing process without the hassle of completely removing the operator assistance. These systems can be extremely practical if your process involves some aspects of assembly that are too complicated to be performed reliably by a fully automated system. Many companies choose this system for the significant process improvements while retaining the adaptability of an operator’s input.
Semi-automated carts can perform multiple functions to suit your storage needs. The carts are able to transport pallets stored in the system and retrieve them as needed for shipments. Thus, your storage system can be much deeper than other high-density systems.
Semi-automated carts are versatile enough to be used in conjunction with other storage systems. High density storage occurs in the upper levels while case picking is achieved in the aisles throughout the system.
The primary application industries where Semi Automated Carts are practical include:
- Food Processing
- Perishable Commodities
- Petroleum, Chemicals & Paints
- Import/Export Facilities
- Third-Party Logistics Centers
- Increased density
- Reduced labor costs
- Can be First In/First Out (FIFO) inventory management
- Easy to integrate with other storage systems, including case pick environments such as pallet flow
- Continuous improvement is possible
- Labor productivity is greatly improved
- Processes are much more flexible