Vanderlande Industries recently launched its new QUICKSTORE Microshuttle, an extension to the QUICKSTORE range of shuttles, miniloads and load handling devices. The Microshuttle is a cost-effective and energy-efficient solution for low- to medium-throughput applications in a broad range of industries. An important advantage of the Microshuttle is scalability: as throughput requirements increase, the system can be expanded with additional shuttles. The first Microshuttle system will be operational in the second half of 2012.

 Principles of the QUICKSTORE Microshuttle

The QUICKSTORE Microshuttle is an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) whereby shuttles are not dedicated to one storage level but can move between different levels in the racking via a lift. This type of system is referred to as a ‘roaming shuttle’. The shuttles have ‘on-board energy’ by the use of capacitors and use wireless communication.

Scalability and flexibility

Each Microshuttle system can grow with the business and throughput of the customer. For example a system with 12 levels can start with 2 shuttles, keeping the initial investment low. As throughput requirements increase, shuttles can be added individually.

Cost-effective and energy-efficient

The QUICKSTORE Microshuttle is a lightweight, energy-efficient and especially cost-effective system. Energy-efficient operation is ensured by always using the optimum combination of motor performance, acceleration and speed.

High accessibility and availability

High accessibility and availability are two other benefits of a QUICKSTORE Microshuttle system. Each location in the racking can always be reached manually. If a shuttle needs service, it can easily be removed from the system while the other shuttles can take over the storage and retrieval, creating a system with high availability.

Part of the QUICKSTORE range of miniloads, shuttles and load handling devices

The QUICKSTORE Microshuttle is part of the Vanderlande QUICKSTORE range of miniloads, shuttles and load-handling devices. Vanderlande Industries has implemented automated storage and retrieval systems for more than 300 well known companies.

Vanderlande Industries profile

Vanderlande Industries has successfully automated more than 1,000 warehouses and distribution centres worldwide. Solutions include order picking systems, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), sortation systems, conveyor systems and Warehouse Management and Control Systems (WMS/WCS).

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