Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2021-02-23 Origin: Site
Radio shuttle racking also named shuttle rack，shuttle racking system，radio shuttle racking system.
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.
Radio shuttle racking is an efficient pallet racking system. 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 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.
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.
In addition to considering which rack to choose to save storage space, you also need to know how to install it to save space to the maximum. How to install correctly can ensure the storage effect and safety factor.
To measure and mark correctly, you need to consider the size of the pallet and any end supports that may lean against the wall. Know the type and style of your shelf correctly, understand the details and installation steps. For example, the drop-shaped tray shelf can be adjusted. Please do not install it backwards and pay attention to horizontal alignment. Pay attention to some issues such as the installation sequence and the depth and strength of the rotating holes on the ground.
The radio shuttle is controlled by remote control and can stop at any position accurately. The radio shuttle passes under the tray. When the shuttle reaches the desired pallet, a platform is raised to support the pallet and raise it a few inches. Then, the shuttle car steadily transports the pallets to the front of the racking system, lowers gently and steadily, and easily unloads the pallets, and transports the pallet goods to the designated location.
Inventory: Forklifts put the goods at the front of the roadway. It can transport pallet goods to the guide rails via a radio remotely operated shuttle.
Picking up: The shuttle car moves the pallet in the deep shelf to the front end of the shelf and uses a forklift to remove the pallet goods from the shelf.
Inventory: The shuttle car checks the goods on the shuttle lane according to the inventory order, fast and accurate.
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.
Shuttle racking is a high-density storage racking system similar to through racking. It is an upgraded version of through racking. It is more intelligent than through racking. 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-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 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 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.
All the paths that the trolleys pass through the need to be laid tracks, there are special adapter plates at turning intersections, and each trolley needs to have a charging point. This is the characteristic of the four-way shuttle and the main reason for the increase in cost. Relatively speaking, the processing accuracy and installation accuracy of the shuttle system for racks are higher than that of traditional racks, which will increase the cost of processing and installation.
For a four-way shuttle, there are often multiple vehicles operating at the same time in a working area. How to improve the overall efficiency of the system requires operation scheduling of the vehicles. The content of scheduling includes vehicle condition identification, which vehicle to choose, route planning, etc. The more cars there are, the more important the dispatch. The more difficult it is.
The application of pallet four-way shuttles is mainly in dense storage, especially in cold chain logistics systems. In the cold chain system, especially the cold chain system at -18°C and below, the use of a four-way shuttle for storage can greatly increase the space utilization rate and greatly improve the environment of the work area, making the operators more comfortable.
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 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.