Shuttle Car Assisted Rack System

Increase your warehouse productivity, and reduce overhead cost by implementing an inventory system that uses a pallet shuttle to deposit and retrieve the pallets. Capacity of 1 Pallet Shuttle: 30 Pallets/ Hour.

Ideal If...

  • You need a high-density, heavy duty pallet storage rack system
  • You typically dispatch by batch or by containers
  • You use either FILO or LIFO system
  • You want an alternative solution to Drive-in System

Do some of these points match your needs?

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NUTECH Pallet Shuttle

Pallet Shuttle

A compact, heavy duty pallet storage rack system in which a pallet shuttle driven by an electric motor runs on rails inside the shuttle rack channels, replacing forklifts, considerably reducing operating times and enabling items to be grouped by channels rather than complete lanes like drive-in rack.

The Pallet Shuttle (aka. Radio Shuttle/ Shuttle Car/ Pallet Satelite/ Pallet Carrier) follows orders sent by an operator using a tablet with RF or WiFi connection, depositing the load in the first free placement location in the channel and compacting the pallets as much as possible. So how does it compare to Drive-In Rack? By removing the need to drive forklifts into the lanes, storage capacity is increased in terms of depth, the risk of accidents and damage to the racks and stored pallet goods is negligible, operator movements are optimized and warehouse operation is modernized and made more flexible.

In this semi-automated installations, operators only need to drive the forklifts that carry the pallets and initiate the motorized shuttle's activity. The movement of the pallet shuttles inside the racks is automated with a few command selected by you on your handheld remote that will provided with each pallet shuttle unit.

IT IS AN IDEAL SOLUTION FOR COMPANIES WITH A HIGH VOLUME OF PALLETS PER SKU AND INTENSIVE LOADING AND UNLOADING ACTIVITIES.

Highlighted Benefits 

Highly Scalable

Storage and retrieval rates can be increased by adding additional pallet shuttle units.

Super-compact storage

100% of available space is optimized. This automated storage system makes the most of limited space and forklift truck fleets.

FIFO/FILO Compatible

Compatible with both FIFO and FILO rotation, suitable for manufacturing business with high throughputs such as FMCG, Food, Beverage, Semi-conductor, Rubber Gloves, Condom, and more. 

Saves time and costs

Forklift no longer needs to enter the rack - reduces labor and material handling cost; eliminated damage on stored goods; improves throughputs. The time and money saved from this investment, in turn, generates more profit for the company. 

 

 

HOW IT WORKS

NUTECH Pallet Shuttle travels below the pallets then elevates the palletized goods from the pallet rails and carries it back and forth within the shuttle rack system as commanded. Controlled via handheld remote, the NUTECH Pallet Shuttle unit is mechanically propelled ensuring high reliability and low energy consumption. 

So, you may ask: What is the advantage of this semi-automated storage rack system has against the traditional drive-in rack system? The advantage is that it eliminates the cost of forklift driver(s), reach-truck(s), and the damage of goods from mishandling. It is also a great alternative to Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS), as it is more affordable relatively. However, Pallet Shuttle Assisted Rack System can also be combined with an ASRS system if needed.

Pallet Shuttle Assisted Rack System is compatible with both FIFO and FILO system, and can also be used for mixed operational types. Its high degree of flexibility makes it possible to reach dynamically to multiple challenges. Leave the thinking for us to do for you! Send an inquiry through e-mail today to learn more, tell us about your requirement, and we can get your warehouse automated with Shuttle Rack and Pallet Shuttle in less than 2 months. 

 

Step 1: Use a forklift to place the pallet shuttle on the level where work needs to be done 

 

Step 2: Use forklift to place pallet one by one onto the entrance to the level.

 

 

 

Step 3: Pallet Shuttle will transport the palletized goods into the nearest space available. 

 

Step 4: Once the pallet is stored, Pallet Shuttle returns to the entrance (home position) to repeat the process or execute a new command. 

 

 

 

NUTECH Pallet Shuttle Car can carry load up to 1,500kg.  

 

NUTECH Pallet Shuttle Assisted Racking System at Wawasan. 

 

 


Please provide the information below to kick start your warehouse automation project:

  1. Pallet Size (Width x Depth x Loaded Pallet Height mm) 
  2. Pallet Weight *Max. 1500kg
  3. Layout or Dimensions of Available Space (Width x Depth x Net Height mm)
  4. Target Pallet Storage Location 

Advantages

Save Space

  • Increased number of pallets in depth: storage channels can exceed 40 m in height; the limit is imposed by the material handling means used.
  • The system works with minimal clearances between levels, which allows for high-density storage.
  • Through the use of sensors the shuttles can position loads intelligently, eliminating empty spaces in the storage lanes. As such, the effective capacity of the warehouse (which takes into account flows of goods in and out of the warehouse) reflects its physical capacity.

Save Time

  • Loading and unloading times are reduced, since the operator does not need to work inside the lanes.
  • Movement speed of the shuttle of 60 m/min. 
  • Load lifting cycle of just 3 seconds.
  • On being given a single command, the shuttle can fill or empty a whole lane.
  • On being given "Auto-Arrange" command, the pallet shuttle auto-arrange the palletized goods to the position nearer to the entrance. This productivity function is especially useful for a deeper bay channel, effectively further reduce travel time taken to retrieve pallet from racking. 

Increased productivity

  • An increased flow of goods in and out of the warehouse.
  • Unlike conventional drive-in systems, references can be grouped by channel, rather than requiring a full lane, which allows for greater diversification.
  • Optimization of operator movements. Product-to-person system: this is the load that moves to the operator.
  • While the Pallet Shuttle carries out a command, the operator can collect another pallet, thus achieving continuous movement.
  • Depending on temperature and load conditions, the shuttle has an operational range of up to 8 hours, working at full capacity.
  • The AGM batteries are easily accessible and have fast connections, they can be changed quickly without interrupting the operation cycle.
  • Essentially, a Pallet Shuttle can operate 24/7. Each Pallet Shuttle comes with 2 batteries + 2 spare batteries. Two will be charged while the other two are being used inside the Pallet Shuttle. Each battery can carry out 8 hours of operation with 8 hours of charge. 
  • Elimination of errors.
  • The system is easy to use and easy to maintain.
  • A single remote can be used to control each Pallet Shuttle. 
  • Inventory function "Auto-Count": The shuttle can take stock of the number of pallets stored in a channel.

Save Money

  • The result of the benefits mentioned previously, together with the consumption of energy, is a reduction in costs, making Pallet Shuttle one of the most cost-effective compact storage systems.

Increased Productivity

  • The shuttle has built-in sensors that enable different types of pallets to be detected and handled.
  • The Pallet Shuttle models 1012 and 1212 are able to work with pallets of different widths and sizes. The 1012 model can be used to handle Euro-pallets of 800 or 1,000 mm in width. The 1212 model can be used to handle pallets of 800, 1,000 or 1,200 mm in width.
  • All shuttle cars can operate in LIFO or FIFO mode. 
  • The shuttle platform is designed to carry pallets with a load overhang limit of up to 20 mm. However, we strongly recommend user to ensure load size remain within the width and depth size of an existing pallet for best practices.
  • Any type of handling equipment can be used to carry the shuttle.
  • Up to 1,500 kg per pallet can be handled.
  • The system is scalable. Over time, the number of shuttles can be increased easily as the need to increase productivity arises.

Safety

  • Thanks to the way that the structure is built, and given that forklifts do not need to drive into the lanes, the risk of accidents is practically non-existent, and the metallic racks are not damaged, meaning maintenance is kept to a minimum.
  • Both the Shuttle Rack and the Pallet Shuttle have built-in safety features specifically designed to ensure the correct operation of the Pallet Shuttle system:

Shuttle Car

 

Front of Pallet Shuttle

 

Regulatory Signage at the front, ON/OFF Button, Battery Indicator.

 

Battery Fuel Gauge to indicate Battery Level in Pallet Shuttle. Besides, a Low Battery Signal will be sent to the remote. 

 

 

Top of Pallet Shuttle: features a door for quick access to batteries compartment. 

 

Rescue Bracket: In case of malfunction inside Shuttle Rack, send in a second Pallet Shuttle to hook onto the malfunctioned unit by its rescue bracket. 

 

Guide Wheels to centers Pallet Shuttle within a channel.

 

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