Vertical carousels are a great way to maximize floor space and storage. However, not every facility has the high ceilings vertical storage systems require. If you’re in need of a new solution for your storage demands—that also accommodates for your low ceiling warehouse—go with a horizontal carousel warehouse system instead.
At Southwest Warehouse Solutions, we offer the Modula Horizontal Carousel New Generation. This storage solution can enhance the performance, reliability, and safety of your high-speed picking operations.
The goal of any good business is to maximize efficiency. For warehouses, that means fast reaction times, high throughput, short delivery periods, and more. This is where the horizontal carousel material handling system comes in. Modula’s horizontal lift carousel system efficiently delivers the product to the operator while taking up less space for storing, securing, and retrieving than traditional means.
The horizontal carousel warehouse is a series of bins mounted to an oval track. These bins move on the oval track to bring the required items to the operator. Computer controls are integrated into the carousel system and allow you to perform a wide range of activities, from simple transactions to full inventory control. When you choose Southwest Warehouse Solutions, our team can install the storage and retrieval system for you.
The Modula Horizontal Carousel is equipped with a digital copilot that’s designed to make the operator’s life easier. This copilot increases the speed and ease of retrieval, using visual picking cues to maximize accuracy. By integrating the horizontal carousel picking system with Modula’s warehouse management system, you can optimize your processes.
This system offers benefits like:
- An increase in picking rates per hour (up to 550 lines for each worker)
- Up to a 99% accuracy rate
- Automatic retrieval of orders when integrated with Modula’s warehouse management system
- Helpful add-ons like barcode readers and put-to-light systems
One of the best features of the Modula Horizontal Carousel is that it can be combined with up to three other units. Having four carousels together can allow you to achieve even higher picking performance. Operators can use this configuration with Modula’s warehouse management system to create a batch of orders that can be filled all at once.
To do this, operators can select the total quantity of each stock keeping unit (SKU). Picking aids, like batch picking lights, can tell the operator what to select and how to place the correct items in the correct orders. Since users only visit each SKU location once during each batch, accuracy, picking times, and productivity are improved.