The vertical carousel has a construction where shelves are running on a rotating chain like a vertical carousel. The carousel goes up or down to present carriers in the vertical carousels opening.
A vertical carousel has a construction where the shelves are running on a rotating chain - the carriers rotate on the chain and are presented in the vertical carousels opening. On the other hand, a vertical storage lift has a lift that moves in the center of the construction, where trays are stored both in front and behind the lift. The lift collects trays and presents them in the vertical storage lift’s opening.
Most certainly. Vertical carousels are very space-effective if you have a ceiling height below approximately 6 meters. With the right application, a vertical carousel can match and outperform a vertical storage lift in terms of picking efficiency as well.
A vertical carousel is often the best option if you’re only going to use 1 storage system and you don’t expect to integrate it to a ERP/WMS. If you are looking to buy several storage systems and are looking for an efficient picking solution we can advice you; in any case, vertical carousels might be a good option for that as well.
Approximately 8-10 m2 of floor space. A vertical carousel will often save you 70-80% of floor space compared to conventional racking.
A vertical storage lift is constructed with a lift in the center of the construction, that has trays both in front and behind it. The lift moves up and down in a shaft as it collects trays and presents them in the vertical storage lift’s opening.
Compared to the vertical storage lift, a vertical carousel has a construction where carriers are driven by a rotating chain rather than a lift in the centre of the construction
A vertical storage lift is a great alternative if you have a wide variety of items, in different sizes, and you want to save space. The trays in a vertical storage lift are automatically adjusted to the varying goods heights. A vertical storage lift can also be a very efficient picking solution if you buy 3 or more. Vertical storage lifts are also the only option if you want to have more than 1 opening.
Approximately 7 - 15 m2 of floor space. A vertical storage lift will often save you 70-80% of floor space compared to conventional racking.
If you have 3+ vertical storage systems and a well developed picking strategy you can reach up to 200+ orderlines per hour and operator.
If you store small goods a regular sized vertical storage system can store 1 000 - 2 000 unique items. The number of items depends on the size of the goods.
A serviced and well kept vertical carousel or vertical storage lift can easily function for 20, 30 or 40 years. Many companies are unaware of the possibility of selling their used warehouse automation and will often send well functioning machines for scrapping. To create 1 tonne of metal sheets around 2 tonnes of carbon oxide is emitted; by buying second hand warehouse automation you save money – and our environment!
We are happy to help you sell your used vertical carousels and vertical storage lifts, additionally, offer you second hand units in good condition and at a fair price. Contact us using the form below, or just give us a call!