Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2021-12-31 Origin: Site
radio shuttle racking system
Radio shuttle racking also named shuttle rack，shuttle racking system，radio shuttle racking system. Shuttle racking is a high-density storage racking system similar to through racking. It is more intelligent than through racking.
It has a larger storage capacity than warehousing pallet racks, a higher turnover rate and greater operational flexibility.
The radio shuttle rack system of the warehouse can simultaneously use LIFO and FIFO storage methods and the four-way shuttle rack system. The manual coordination required is very low. The entire warehouse becomes an automated warehouse, further reducing the number of lanes in the logistics warehouse, further utilizing the height and depth of the logistics warehouse, increasing the utilization rate of the logistics warehouse, and achieving the overall effect of reducing system investment costs.
The shuttle rack storage system is an ideal solution for warehouses with high pallet capacity and intensive loading and unloading tasks. The system uses an independent mobile remote control platform to reduce the time of each operation. The floor area ratio of warehouses using this kind of shelf can be increased by two or three times, and the high floor area ratio of the shuttle rack warehouse can not be achieved by all other storage shelves.
A shuttle racking system is a high-density storage system composed of racks, trolleys and forklifts. In the system, the forklift does not need to enter the shelf, and the shuttle is used to move the goods inside the shelf. FILO/FIFO Radio Shuttle Racking uses a two-way shuttle, that is, it can only walk in two directions. The four-way shuttle can go in four directions, that is, both front and rear left and right are feasible. So when transporting goods, the four-way shuttle will be more flexible and faster. Based on this advantage, many companies will give priority to the four-way shuttle when customizing the shuttle rack.
The four-ways shuttle radio shuttle racking system allows more cargo storage locations, both front and rear, left and right storage. For goods with many categories and a high frequency of entry and exit, such as food warehouses, using four-way shuttle racks is a very good choice.
Four-way shuttles generally have two sets of wheel trains, one of which is responsible for walking in the transverse direction, and the other is responsible for walking in the longitudinal direction. The trolley runs on the track and encounters a turning point, which is completed by changing the wheel train. Therefore, the direction of the cargo unit is constant throughout the operating time.
The shelf is composed of beams, guide rails, support beams, end supports and other components. Perfect components realize that the shelf can realize safe high-density storage with super high height and load-bearing capacity. For example, the pallet rack beam is connected to the pallet rack frame to form the rack height of the pallet rack system. Compatible with pallet stand or wooden stand, easy to install.
Anchors: All pallet racks must be fixed. Without anchoring, any small bumps on the frame or beam can easily cause the entire system to fall. Therefore, you need to pay special attention. If your warehouse is located in an earthquake zone, you need to know the possible earthquake intensity level in the area to determine the number of anchor points and the height limit of the shelf.
Steel pallet：Steel pallet is made up of support feet and face board.It can be sorted as two-way access type and four-way access type. Steel pallets are stronger than plastic pallets and wooden pallets. It is the best substitute for plastic and wooden pallets. It is more durable, stronger and can avoid damage, thus saving storage costs. Steel pallets are an essential part of the entire logistics chain.
The radio shuttle rack system uses a radio control platform to automatically move along the rack itself. It can move smoothly during transportation and retrieval. Radio shuttles rely on very durable lithium batteries, with a running time of more than 8 hours and a fast running speed. The maximum load is 1500kg, and the speed can reach 0.8m/s when fully loaded.
Use the Radio shuttle pallet racking system to maintain maximum selectivity and improve your operational efficiency. Radio shuttle is a semi-automatic storage and retrieval system that can maximize the use of warehouse space. The radio shuttle pallet shuttle is easy to manage through the remote control, is loaded into the storage goods, and executes the command to load or unload the pallet to the lane. The driveway is fed into the pallet by a forklift.
The biggest advantage of shuttle racks is their automatic storage mode. The shuttle is controlled by wireless remote control, which is convenient and quick to operate. The functions of first in first out or first in last out can be flexibly selected according to the warehouse structure and the actual situation of goods in and out.
Combining child-mother vehicles, stackers, warehouse management software (WMS and WCS), etc., the system can become a small and medium-sized shuttle warehouse system.
Forklift trucks are used for the storage and retrieval of goods. As long as the forklift is used to place the goods on one end of the shuttle rack, the forklift can be used to place the goods on the shuttle rack, and then the process will be completed by the shuttle trolley, which can reduce or avoid some harm to the rack by the forklift. Compared with gravity type racks, beam type racks, narrow lane racks and other racks, radio shuttle racks do not require forklifts to enter the racks, which not only saves space and time but also greatly improves storage efficiency. It also avoids the collision between the forklift and the rack, so the radio shuttle rack is an efficient and safe storage rack.
The four-way shuttle racking system is very suitable for the situation where the warehouse is not high, the shape of the warehouse is irregular, the frequency of entry and exit is not large, or the frequency of entry and exit is too high. The four-way shuttle can give full play to its advantages.
The volume ratio of shuttle racks is as high as 75%, and the volume ratio of shuttle racks is twice that of ordinary racks. Make full use of space, optimize the time in material handling operations, and make the best use of storage space. The shelves can be placed side by side without leaving space between them, and they can be placed against the wall. At one end of the shelf, the forklift can use the shuttle remote control to remotely control the shuttle to store the goods. Greatly save storage space and transportation manpower and material resources.
The Radio Shuttle shelf system can be adjusted to suit different storage spaces. The depth of the shelf can be customized and adjusted according to the storage space. In theory, he can go infinitely.
The access mode of the radio shuttle rack system is more than that of other racks. In drive-in racks, the forklift enters the rack, which limits the maximum depth. Using the radio shuttle system, there is no restriction on the drive-in pallet racking system, and the material handling operation is faster and safer. From the LIFO system of each module to the LIFO system of each level, it also allows a higher turnover rate. The versatility of the ATOX radio shuttle also allows it to work with entry points on both sides of the metal rack, so it can be used as both a LIFO and a FIFO system. The warehouse automation has been raised to a new level through the shuttle racking solution.
The shuttle frame is safer than ordinary shelves. The shuttle has a very stable shelf structure. And the radio shuttle can enter the goods in the pallet rack. The forklift only needs to be operated outside to avoid collisions between the forklift and the metal rack, thereby ensuring the safety of personnel and equipment.
This type of pallet storage and retrieval system can maximize storage capacity because it reduces the need for corridors between racks. With this system, you can store different numbers of pallets according to specific needs or seasonal load depths. At the same time, each pallet can be quickly accessed.
The radio shuttle system is more valuable than the pallet rack. The shuttle rack is higher than the ordinary rack, but in the later period of use, the cost of the shuttle and the maintenance cost of the equipment is much lower than the ordinary rack. Therefore, from the perspective of pursuing long-term benefits, shuttle shelves will be the best choice.
The radio shuttle rack costs more than ordinary racks, compared with ordinary racks, will have extra costs for rack structure, radio shuttles and future maintenance.
The radio shuttle rack has special requirements for pallet type, if customers needs to use existing pallet, need to confirm with the racks supplier. Also, if customers uses special dimension pallets, need to confirm with the racks supplier.
For later on using radio shuttle rack system, need purchase spares and do maintain for radio shuttle.
What is First In First Out (FIFO)?
One end of the loaded pallet enters the structure, moves safely to the other end, and enters in turn. To be removed, take it out from the other end. Goods received earlier in time are displayed in front of those received later to ensure that the products whose production date is earlier are sold first. Refers to the method of calculating the cost of issuing inventory at the unit price of the first-in inventory based on the principle of first-in, first-out.
First-in-first-out systems can benefit from various industries. Many products benefit from advanced first-in-first-out (FIFO) methods for storage and picking.
In addition to FIFO Radio Shuttle Racking, first-in-first-out shelves can be realized, including light shelves, medium shelves, cantilever shelves, gravity shelves, narrow aisle shelves, fluent shelves, etc. Most of them are first-in-first-out shelves.
The function of first-in-first-out is to ensure that all products are sold within the normal warranty period, to control losses and reduce costs. So that companies can not choose inventory valuation at will to adjust current profits. For customers, the purchased goods must have a certain use time during the warranty period. If you buy a product that has passed the warranty period, it will cause extremely unfavourable compensation and impact the reputation of the mall. For the goods without a clear warranty period, the first priority The products can always be kept fresh on display.
Fresh or frozen foods, beverages, medicines and other items with an expiration date (such as sterile medical supplies, bulk consumer goods or batteries) are especially important. For such items, the FIFO pallet racking system can improve operational efficiency, make full use of available warehouse space, and reduce the possibility of inventory write-offs due to expiration. FIFO flow racks also help to ensure that customers always receive fresh goods.
For food that needs to be frozen, first-in-first-out can ensure the freezing effect of the food, while reducing the refrigeration time and improving work efficiency.
The first-in-last-out method is based on the assumption of inventory flow of "first-in, last-out", and its basic feature is to make the sold inventory match the cost of acquiring the inventory in the most recent period and its realized sales revenue. Most companies, generally choose the first-in-last-out method when the price of inventory is expected to continue to rise.
The structure of the radio shuttle rack is similar to the drive in rack, but the whole rack system safety is more reliable and stable than the drive in rack. Each row of racks is adjacent to each other, eliminating the aisle between racks. For the same warehouse area, the radio shuttle rack can store more goods. The forklift only works at the end of the racks without entering the area of the rack, which ensures the safety of warehouse workers and cargos, greatly improves the efficiency of warehouse operation and facilitates warehouse management.
Working Temperature（Cold Store）：-30ºC to +5ºC；
Working Temperature（Normal Store）：+5ºC to +40ºC；
Radio Shuttle charging & keeping store temperature：+5ºC至 to 30 ºC；
The radio shuttle will be placed at the front or ends of racks by a forklift, when the radio shuttle is in the racks front position, it will perform the task of accessing the pallet to access the pallet cargos without manual intervention. The operations will be controlled by the forklift driver using the remote controller. After the task is completed, the radio shuttle will return to its original position and wait for the next task command again. Each radio shuttle is equipped with rechargeable Li batteries, which can be transported to racks different lanes by forklift.
Shuttle applicable scope:
Large quantity and few SKU: foods, drinks, chemical industry, tobacco and other industries with large quantities of single varieties and relatively single items.
Cold storage operation: reduce low-temperature operation time and improve work efficiency and safety.
Term limited management: warehouses that have strict requirements on article batches and need first in first out operation management.
Increase storage capacity: a warehouse with limited storage space and need maximum using warehouse space.
The shuttle rack is suitable for goods with a large number of products , a single product with small volume and lightweight. It is particularly effective for distribution or logistics centres, where you may need fast and efficient supply and distribution. The inbound delivery area and the outbound delivery area are used to make better use of ground space, reduce operating routes and reduce labour costs.
It is very suitable for frozen food before food storage and transportation. Can mix and store different products flexibly.
Cooperating with the WMS management system to implement location management, inventory management, personnel management and equipment management can greatly improve the accuracy and efficiency of warehouse operations, and reduce warehouse operating costs.
The structure of the radio shuttle rack system is very different from the traditional heavy racks. From the number of goods stored, the radio shuttle racks can be made of a depth of max. 40m lane length, which is unmatched by other heavy racks. The depth of the cargo space largely determines the storage capacity of the racks, and the work efficiency is also improved because the radio shuttle is used to transport pallet cargos.
Due to the addition of radio shuttle cars, the cost of radio shuttle racks will be slightly higher than that of ordinary heavy racks, but the benefits will be more than those heavy racks.
Integrating the advantages of a variety of intensive warehouse racks, it has the advantages of higher efficiency, a more stable system and higher space utilization. For example, the forklift only needs to carry the pallet cargos to one end of the racks, and the radio shuttle can carry cargos to the designated inventory location. The more quantity of radio shuttles, the higher the storage efficiency will be. Of course, the quantity is determined by inductive factors such as racks lane depth, total pallet capacity and customer warehouse logistic working efficiency requirements.
Customers need to provide necessary information to the supplier, information such as warehouse building drawings, pallet size, cargos weight, forklift details, warehouse pallet inbound and outbound working efficiency, logistic directions and other necessary information requested by the supplier. Then the supplier will make a draft design plan of the radio shuttle rack system according to provided data, after the customer receives the design plan, check the design plan drawings, give supplier comments (if any place needs amending) and confirm the design plan drawings for calculating costs.
Installation for radio shuttle rack system has following steps:
Clear and empty warehouse area which going to install racks;
Making floor racks lines and confirming lines span dimension as per installation drawing provided by the supplier;
Assembling rack Frames on the ground for certain quantities as per drawing.
Install adjustable baseplate of racks on the floor along floor lines which made, place anchor bolts but not tight too much.
Erect rack Frames to the adjustable baseplate and fix bolts, then hang on beams to frames, after the first one-row erection, check and adjust racks straightness and tighten baseplates bolts and floor anchors.
Do copy rack rows the same as the first sample row.
After erecting all racks Frames and put Beams, adjust racks levelling and straightness, then assembling pallet rails and other components;
Do racks final checking
Place radio shuttle to racks and testing to get customers satisfied.
Providing customer rack system using an approved certificate.
Inspection has two aspects, one is during rack system order production, the supplier need strictly produce and inspect racks and radio shuttles as per designed plan rack system standards, to ensure the rack system which made for the customer, will be meet with using requirements; The other is after installation, need do an inspection to see if racks installed properly, such as inspect racks levelling, straightness, flat & gap of pallet rails on connection position, if all stopper plates been assembled, all bolts and nuts tightened. Radio shuttle running normally on rails…
Racks maintenance need do about one time every year, mainly checking and tightening each bolt. Also need to keep rack rails running surface no spider net and other materials.
Radio Shuttle need maintenance divided into daily maintenance and seasons maintenance. Daily maintenance is simple, clean all sensors on the radio shuttle itself and check to inspect distance is correct. Seasons maintenance is for checking electric lines, bolts, chains inside of radio shuttle body if any position is loose, add lubricating oil to necessary parts.
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