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Kardex Remstar

Automated Storage Solutions

Kardex Remstar Shuttle® XP Vertical lift systems for highly dense storage on limited floor space

Store virtually anything – cost-effectively and with quick access

The Shuttle XP vertical lift system has been designed to meet a broad range of storage and retrieval applications in manufacturing, distribution, retail and warehouse operations. The combination of optimal storage density, flexible, efficient storage strategies, ergonomics and security makes the Shuttle XP from Kardex Remstar a unique storage solution.

The principle

The modular Shuttle XP vertical lift is an enclosed system on which trays are stored vertically on the front and rear of the unit. There is an extractor device located in the centre, which automatically delivers trays with the stored items to the access opening at the push of a button or the scan of a barcode. The device is modular in its construction with the ability to change its height and number of access openings pre and post construction. Depending on the ceiling height, at least 85% of a conventional storage system's occupied floor space can be recovered. The Shuttle XP automatically scans every tray with the use of Optiflex technology, finding the ideal storage location within the system in increments of 25 mm. Items are stored in the least possible amount of space.

Benefits

Benefits at a glance:

  • Faster access times
  • Increased turnover of goods
  • Larger storage space using significantly less floor space
  • Precise inventory levels through integration with internal warehouse management systems
  • Greater safety and protection for operators and stored goods
  • Improved ergonomics
  • Modular expandability

Flexible efficient storage strategy

The modular design of the Shuttle XP ensures almost unlimited flexibility in the utilisation of various ceiling heights. The Shuttle XP’s height increases in 100 mm steps, making it an extremely versatile solution. If you relocate, the system can relocate with you and be adapted to your new requirements by adding or removing modules.

Adapting to the building situation

When installed through several floors, up to six access openings can be integrated at any point on the front or rear of the Shuttle XP. They can even be changed at a later date. The shutter door in every access opening prevents draughts and protects the operators and stored goods.

Seven features of the Shuttle XP made

1.Access opening with automatic shutter doors

Protection of operator and stored goods. Decreased noise levels. Enables pre-commissioning – operator works with one tray while extractor prepares the next tray for delivery behind the shutter doors. To eliminate waiting time, the trays are exchanged once the operator finishes their work with the current tray.

2.Optiflex technology

Best possible utilisation of the storage space within the device thanks to automatic scanning of the stored item’s height. Maximum storage compression.

3.Internal weight management system

Monitors tray and unit load via the resistance in order to prevent overloading of the individual tray or the device.

4.Tooth belt drive

Provides faster travel and access times, lower noise levels and greater longevity of your machine.

5.Trays in different load classes

Variable trays can be stored in the same unit, providing reduced acquisition costs and longterm operation flexibility.

6. Ergonomic access opening

The brackets mounted in the access opening make it possible to adjust the working position individually to the height of the operating personnel. Furthermore, two trays can be retrieved simultaneously in one access opening. The floorlevel recess allows the operator to get close to the unit and work ergonomically.

7. Future-proof design

The height of the unit can be modified quickly and easily, and additional access openings can be fitted. As such, it can be optimally adapted to meet future needs.

Eight reasons to choose the Kardex Remstar Shuttle XP

Shuttle XP 1000: Stronger, greater, further

Thanks to three new applications, the Shuttle XP 1000 provides added value in the high load capacity area of up to 1,000 kg in a straightforward manner.

Heavy-duty tray

Uniquely powerful: Our heavy-duty tray can carry 800 kg loads with an effective width of 4,050 mm, making it ideal for picking medium-heavy to heavy parts and setting new standards in terms of load capacity.

Pallet handling

The “pallet handling” application ensures that pallets can be placed directly on the pallet trays by means of forklift or pallet truck and stored in the positioning facility. This saves floor space and reduces the need for high-rack stacker trucks. In addition, stored goods are found much more quickly. In summary, this application effectively helps to cut costs and raise productivity, and is also a plus from a safety perspective.

Crane handling

Heavy goods can be moved incredibly easily with the help of the factory-fitted crane. The constant availability of the integrated crane and the faster throughput of “goods to person” mean that you save time and money. Significantly improved ergonomics and increased safety are further benefits of this application and are important aspects for your staff.

Kardex Remstar Shuttle XPlus: Connection of up to four Shuttle modules for high storage capacity

The Shuttle XPlus is an ideal largecapacity store which can provide up to 2,300 m² storage space on a footprint of only 20 m². The Shuttle XPlus can take a load of up to 240 t. Several lift modules are connected through a travel- ling beam to a Shuttle XPlus system. An extractor travels on the beam bringing the required tray with the stored goods either directly to the access opening or back to a free storage place in the system's modules. The extractor travels diagonally through the lift modules for the shortest retrieval times.

Benefits at a glance:

  • Operation of several lift modules through one extractor platform
  • Short distances between access openings for reduced walking times
  • The number and position of the retrieval openings are selectable
  • Optimal utilisation of previously inaccessible floor area such as corners and niches
  • Storage of a larger volume than one single unit, with the same travelling speed as a single unit (technique of lifting beam)
  • The combination of Shuttle XPlus with Shuttle XPs offers faster picking scenarios

Kardex Remstar Shuttle XPmultiple: Two independent modular high-bay systems in a tandem configuration

The Shuttle XPmultiple is ideal where it is impossible to install two separate systems. Deep, narrow spaces can be used to their full extent. Routes are reduced by only having one access opening. The Shuttle XPmultiple consists of three independent modular high-bay systems arranged in a tandem configuration. Trays are moved from the rear system to the front one – and vice versa – by transfer units. In the Shuttle XPmultiple, linked system goods from stock can be requested from one access opening only. Delivery of the trays is within the shortest time. Internal pre-order picking cuts waiting time still further.

Benefits at a glance:

In addition to the advantages of the Shuttle XP, the Shuttle XPmultiple offers the following further benefits:

  • Increased warehouse capacity
  • Parallel operation for pre-picking: The operator works on one tray, the system prepares the next ordered tray
  • Solution for special situations in buildings, such as corners and niches when installation into the depth of a room is needed (e.g. buffer in production area
  • Different modes to suit the optimal access times are possible
  • Reduction of space for circulation and picking area
  • The Shuttle XPmultiple can be used as a stand-alone unit, but can also be expanded to a connected system

Kardex Remstar Power Pick® Global: The Warehouse Management Software for intralogistic solutions

Functional principle of Power Pick Global.Functional and user-friendly Warehouse Management Software with modular structure.

Efficiency
Integration of the Power Pick Global software into your processes helps you to increase productivity times. It allows you to optimise batch orders, multiple order picking and time-optimised movement of storage systems to maximise uptime and increase throughput.

Accuracy
From the standard validation via barcode, handheld scanner or weight control to a wide range of others such as pick-to-light, put-to-light, laser/LED pointer: Kardex Remstar Power Pick Global reduces operator errors and increases picking accuracy to levels up to 99%.

Security
Thanks to the software integration, user and group rights can be controlled and managed; each access to the system can be tracked.

Integration
From easy “plug and play” and middleware to customised solutions – all Power Pick Global software solutions are based on the latest Windows® technology* and can interface with the majority of tier one and tier two WMS and ERP providers.

Modularity
From the smallest store to a complex distribution centre: Power Pick Global can be perfectly tailored to your requirements – with future security included in the package. This is because we carry out continuous development and expansion of the Power Pick Global system.

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