Shuttle racking is a great option for high density storage if you have limited staffing levels. The remote-controlled shuttles carry goods in and out of deep storage tunnels, leaving your operators free to perform other tasks.
When you need to relocate the shuttle from one lane to the next, you can use a standard forklift truck.
Shuttle racking is particularly well-suited to:
- Storing a large number of pallets per SKU.
- Either first in, first out (FIFO) or last in, first out (LIFO) storage.
- Warehouses with limited human resources, as the shuttle does a big proportion of the work.
- Ensuring efficient retrieval times, as the FLT travel distance is reduced.
It enables you to:
- Achieve high density storage.
- Maintain accessibility.
- Increase productivity.
- Switch rotation models easily.
- Minimise damage.
Achieve high density storage
You can stack pallets far deeper with shuttle racking than any other racking, enabling you to really maximise your warehouse space.
Despite storage being high density, the shuttle gives you individual access to each storage tunnel.
While the shuttle transports the load to and from the face of the racking and loads the lane, your truck operator is free to work elsewhere, increasing your handling capacity. You can also send the shuttle into the tunnel to count or reorganise the pallets or move them closer to the unloading point.
Switch rotation models easily
You can switch from a first in, first out (FIFO) system to a last in, first out (LIFO) system at the push of a button.
The shuttle handles pallets in the rack, so the risk of damage is minimised.