25 January 2013
Complementing its existing racking and pallet storage systems, fluid power component stockist, Flowtech has invested in 13 Kardex Shuttle XP systems - resulting in improved picking times, release of floor space and opti
Medium to slow-moving, small to medium-sized parts are stored in the Shuttle units, which store over 40,000 products in a space of just 250m2.
This compares favourably with the legacy approach, which would have needed 450m2 to store 7000 products.
The Kardex Shuttles work in families and pods, a pod being two shuttles running in tandem, with a family consisting of up to three pods. Upon receipt of picking data from the back office system for a family, the shuttle units work in pairs so, as one part is being picked at the first Shuttle, the next part is being indexed and positioned at the other Shuttle.