Vertical Carousel Systems rotate clockwise or counterclockwise vertically on the operator’s demand displaying the shelves in a window desired by the picker to attain the items to be picked. The Vertical Carousel also allows that window to be at the height of the operator creating ease of use and less exertion by the operator making the pick process extremely quick and accurate.
Horizontal Carousel systems are the original carousel system. A series of bins are supported by moving along a track via a series of yokes. These bins contain multiple shelves which goods are stored on. Carousels are arranged into groups of two or more units which become Carousel Pods.
Inserter/Extractor Goods-to-Person Systems
An Inserter/Extractor unit is a robotic device that can deposit or extract a carton or tote from a shelf in a given carousel. Typically, in this configuration, the carousels are grouped into “Stacks” of two or more units and the common Inserter/Extractor traverses in a single vertical plane to any carousel in the same vertical stack.
Vertical Lift Modules
Vertical Lift Modules (VLM) are modular storage cubes which house trays that are stored and retrieved through an operator window where goods are picked from or replenished to. The trays are stored on either side of a center column through which a lift platform travels vertically and can extract a tray from the front or rear storage columns.