For any business handling a large number of SKUs, pallet storage can represent a high cost and source of stress. Building too high in a single space with traditional storage solutions can lead to damaged products and a lack of efficiency. The alternative to building up is to build out by either increasing your storage facility or potentially moving to a new site. These options can be both expensive endeavors and not solve the problem completely. So, what is the solution?
Deep Lane Pallet Storage System
Radioshuttle is a semi-automated storage and retrieval system that allows maximum vertical storage without product damage or loss of efficiency. By better utilizing the storage cube in a warehouse or facility, Radioshuttle is a unique and 100% customizable bulk storage solution.
Vertical Space is the Key
Radioshuttle is a high-density storage system that allows you to store more pallets in a deep lane rack system. Whether you want to create individual lanes for one or more SKU’s, for individual stores/customers or to stage outbound or WIP loads, Radioshuttle enables you to build as high in your warehouse as possible.
Focusing on vertical storage allows you to maximize your storage efficiency without sacrificing additional floor space, adding new floor space, or moving to a new and more expensive location.
Radioshuttle in Action
Recently, Abel Womack installed Radioshuttle systems into storage warehouses for two of our clients. Both represent a unique problem and a creative solution engineered by our team using this exceptional storage technology.
One of our clients was looking to revamp their storage system and increase productivity by creating individual lanes for specific customers. Before Radioshuttle, they would have either needed to dedicate considerably more floor space or build a new storage area to accommodate more pallets. With Radioshuttle, they maximized their vertical storage space without damaging products. Using the FIFO method, they now have 900 pallet positions and have greatly improved productivity. Their manufacturing area sends cases of products to a palletizing robot which then feeds the Radioshuttle for ship out. The new system created individual lanes 30 pallets deep which was enough to fill up a trailer for each customer.
Our other client was currently storing over 2,900 pallets of a single product. By utilizing Radioshuttle, we designed a storage system that freed up about 2,300 selectable pallet positions throughout the warehouse’s selective rack for all the like SKUs and delivered a more efficient storage solution. They currently use the LIFO method but the backside of the Radioshuttle has the option to change to FIFO, if needed. Now they have more space and a more effortless time loading and unloading pallets.
Easy to Operate and Fully Customizable
Radioshuttle is remarkably easy and intuitive to use. With the press of a button on the remote, the system will begin storing and retrieving products and pallets based on your system type and pallet flow configurations. Additionally, it can provide you with inventory updates and shuffle products up and down the lanes as needed.
On top of operational ease, Radioshuttle is also 100% customizable. The engineering and design team at Abel Womack considers your specific warehouse dimensions, SKUs and storage needs to create a unique, highly customized solution for your operation. No matter the storage demands or layout of your facility, we can create a solution that increases efficiency and decreases product damage.
If you are interested in maximizing productivity and storage space in your warehouse, contact the Abel Womack team to learn more about Radioshuttle today.