Pallet handling forms a vital part of the production and distribution process. It extends from goods receiving to the shipping of finished products or sorted deliveries. Therefore, fast, smooth and efficient pallet handling is essential.
By sorting pallets in automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), or pallet high-bay storage, a reduction in handling can be achieved. Optimum use of available floor space is also a benefit. Various types of (semi) AS/RS solutions can be integrated for (temporary) storage of raw materials or (semi) finished products.
Traditionally pallets are stored in racks, flow racks or block stacking and picked by forklift trucks. Automated pallet-picking systems can deliver significant benefits by ensuring constant capacity and careful product handling.
When combined with pallet conveyors and sortation systems, this can provide a fully automated pallet-picking process. Vanderlande has already implemented these systems with Argos, Colombini, Arrow Electronics, Edeka and Tchibo.
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