a specialized automated vertical storage solution
An industry-leading corporation was looking for a better way to store their printing operation materials and tools efficiently and safely. Storage needed to be fast, simple, and capable of storing tooling that weighed up to 500 lbs. The solution was a specialized automated vertical storage carousel for laterally storing printing press sleeves and mandrels quickly and without risking worker injury.
fast, efficient, & safe vertical storage
Safety: With heavy and cumbersome items like printing press sleeves and mandrels, there's always the risk of them falling over in addition to the risk of back injury from lifting and lowering tooling. The automated vertical storage carousels allow tools to be loaded, stored, and retrieved quickly and easily without the need for workers to lift and bend. Each carousel is also equipped with safety curtains that cut power to the motors when crossed, preventing tooling from being damaged and workers from being injured.
Organization: Automation also provides more organized storage of printing press sleeves, mandrels, and other tools. Since sleeve and mandrel sizes have pre-set locations, it's easy for workers to find and store the right item by cycling the carousel and sliding it onto or from a forklift. Automation also speeds up production, since workers no longer have to search through vertically stacked sleeves for the correct size.
Efficiency: The center-driven, cantilevered operation of the carousel was designed and tailored specifically to fit the corporation's needs. The automated vertical storage carousels allow them to utilize previously unused vertical storage space, thus maximizing storage capacity and accessibility by presenting tools to workers and keeping the carousel ends open. And because of the efficient utilization of warehouse space, the carousels also maintain a small footprint and keep outside storage costs low.
contact us for automated Vertical Storage Carousels
Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for specialty automated vertical storage carousels. Even if there are no existing carousels that would improve your business processes, we can design a solution specifically for you. SSG will even provide a free consultation to determine your exact needs before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.