Shuttle Racking operates in FILO (First in Last out) mode, allowing racking to be set up against a wall of the warehouse which allows for more space. This method allows for loading to be done from one side with a forklift truck and the unloading on the opposite side with another.
It uses an electric carriage called a Pallet Shuttle which is used to store and extract the pallets. The system automates the placement of pallets in the storage lane reducing loading and unloading cycle times.
This shuttle racking system is ideal for food and beverage production and distribution, dairy products, high-value SKUs, and fast-moving low SKU products. Also, this type of system can be combined with other racking systems which can maximize productivity.
The operator controls all the processes for storing and extracting pallets simply by using a remote control or Wi-Fi-enabled tablet. (right) This very easy-to-use rechargeable remote control can manage up to 4 shuttles within a range of 150 meters. The LED screen displays the chosen operation and relevant information such as the number of pallets.
- Unique high-density functionality
- Allows a higher number of product types to be stored
- Time required to store and extract pallets reduced
- Reduces operating costs
- The number of fork trucks and operators required is reduced, no need for lighting about racking, less damage to goods including racking repair & maintenance, running costs of temperature/humidity controlled systems, and reducing the storage cube required with the associated rent/overheads
- Damage Reduction
- the forklift does not enter into the aisles as it does in Drive-In racking reducing damage.
- Increased productivity due to higher product flow
- Maximised productivity
- Can be combined with other racking systems
- Ideal for cold storage warehouses
For more information about Shuttle Racking and other racking, we offer to contact us today on 01937 585057.
Over the years we have successfully installed many material handling systems including all types of pallet racking including shuttle racking. Take a look below are some of our recent case studies.