Managing Oilwell Parts with ASRS Shuttle VLM Storage Solutions
Providing custom drilling systems, rigging equipment, and downhole tools for the oil and gas industry means managing custom parts to provide excellent service. With this in mind, the parts warehouse was recently redesigned to include three Shuttle Vertical Lift Modules from Kardex Remstar. Parts stored on shelving, occupied 2,654 square feet of floor space. Those parts are now in three Shuttle VLMs occupying only 797 square feet of floor space, opening up 1,857 square feet of usable space. That’s a 70% floor space savings. A Shuttle VLM operator pulls the order file from the shared network and imports it into the inventory management software which drives the Shuttles making processing orders quick and easy. With the click of a button the Shuttle VLMs start to move, retrieving parts. The parts are delivered to the workstation and the TiC lights displays where and what to pick. The operator picks the part, bags it and tags it with the preprinted label. The operator moves back and forth between the three VLMs with little dwell time until all of the parts required for the order have been picked. The Kardex Remstar Shuttle VLMs have enabled the parts warehouse to: • Pick orders faster • Use less labor • Recover occupied floor space • Sort and organize parts For more information on storing your oilwell parts in ASRS Shuttles, call us toll free at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message at info@SouthwestSolutions.com. Visit us on the web at SSGIndustrial.com.