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Pallet Shuttle: Semi-automated compact storage

The system that is revolutionising high-density storage. One or more motorised carts move across the structure’s various channels, controlled using a mobile device.

Pallet Shuttle: Semi-automated compact storage

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The Mecalux Pallet Shuttle is a compact storage system designed to optimise pallet loading and unloading movements without the forklift operator needing to enter the storage lanes.

It is suitable for companies with a large volume of pallets per item and high levels of loading and unloading activity. This system is ideal for low-temperature warehouses.

The system consists of a shelving structure and one or more motorised carriages controlled from a mobile device linked to a WiFi network. Up to 18 carriages can be controlled from a single device.

WIFI CONTROL SYSTEM

Select the carriage from the forklift. Use a conventional forklift to place the motorised carriage on the level where the goods will be handled.

LOCKING SYSTEM ON THE BASE OF THE CARRIAGE

A locking system on the base of the carriage ensures it is fastened to the forks. Select the type of pallet on the screen.

PALLET SELECTOR

The goods are placed on the shelf  and the operation is launched from the device. The Pallet Shuttle moves the pallets from the entry point to the deepest available location at a speed of up to 90 metres per minute, and is capable of moving pallets weighing up to 1,500 kilograms.

SPEED OF UP TO 90 METRES PER MINUTE

LOAD CAPACITY OF UP TO 1,500 KG

For outgoing operations, it retrieves the first pallet it finds on the level and moves it to the exit point. Unloading can be done unit-by-unit or continuously, selecting either the full channel or a specific number of pallets. The system includes options for compacting goods upon entry, and also allows for compacting at the rear.

MAXIMUM PALLET COMPACTING

The carriage can be used for taking inventory by counting the pallets.

INVENTORY FEATURE

From the tablet, the carriage can be configured for LIFO or FIFO operation and the P&D station can be changed without removing the carriage.

LIFO OR FIFO CONFIGURATION

P&D STATION CHANGE

Operators have full control of the carriage through the order cancellation options and integrated safety features, such as the emergency stop button and the bumper.

The system includes manual maintenance options, such as moving forwards or backwards and raising or lowering the carriage platform. It also includes an acoustic tracking device to help locate it inside the channels.

ACOUSTIC TRACKING DEVICE

Optionally, a device for detecting obstacles in the aisle and a position camera can be added to facilitate optimal unloading of the carriage at high levels.

SAFETY SCANNER (OPTIONAL)

POSITION CAMERA (OPTIONAL)

The Pallet Shuttle can work at full capacity for up to 10 hours at a time thanks to its lithium batteries, which are easy and safe to change using the wireless fast-connection compartment.

LITHIUM BATTERIES WITH 10 HOURS OF AUTONOMY

Achieve higher throughput, more safety and greater storage capacity with the Mecalux Pallet Shuttle.

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