Analysis of shuttle rack from the perspective of investment

_May 25, 2020_

In order to save land cost, small and medium-sized enterprises often need to improve storage capacity and operation efficiency in limited space, so they can only seek a turnaround in storage equipment. Then it will be said that the shuttle rack system compared to other rack forms, the cost is relatively low, but with the increase in land and equipment, this cost advantage is obvious.

The shuttle rack looks a little like the drive in rack from the surface, but it has a lot of special features compared with it. They both use forklift trucks, but the shuttle rack only uses forklift trucks to place goods on the end of the rack, and then steps to the shuttle car; while drive in rack requires forklift trucks to enter the interior of the rack for loading and picking up operations, thus reducing or avoiding possible damage to the racks. And from the storage capacity, shuttle rack obviously has a higher storage advantage than heavy duty racks, push back racks, gravity racks. Although drive in rack is also intensive inventory, but in terms of stability and safety, compared with shuttle rack slightly deficient.

Of course, the biggest advantage of shuttle rack is their automatic storage mode. In the field of automated warehousing, compared with ASRS, the construction cost is also more advantageous, in many small and medium-sized enterprises, upgrading the original, or building a better storage rack system, the shuttle rack system will be the best choice. In the terminal-controlled shuttle system, the FIFO or FILO functions can be flexibly selected according to the actual situation. And because of its advantages of automated design and operation, it is very suitable for use in extreme warehouses such as cold storage, in order to minimize the activities of personnel and improve the actual efficiency.

The technical difficulty of shuttle rack: one of the core parts of shuttle rack is shuttle car, which is also the main part of its automation. In this way, the requirement for it is very high. Because its operation is controlled by remote terminal, it is very important to ensure its normal communication and long-term operation within the design range.

From the structural point of view, the storage system of the shuttle rack is optimized and upgraded by the drive in rack. But by contrast, the advantages of shuttle rack are obvious. With this design, forklift trucks do not need to enter the aisle, thus saving a certain amount of operating time, the efficiency of goods storage in the warehouse will be greatly improved. The utilization rate of space in the racks is increased by 80% or more. The safety of personnel and goods is also improved because of not working in the racks. The construction of ASRS needs a certain warehouse space to be executed, and shuttle rack can obviously adapt to the characteristics of space, is a very good solution for small and medium-sized ASRS.

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