What is a Horizontal Carousel?Kardex-Remstar horizontal carousels consist of an oval track with rotating bins containing shelves that deliver items to the operator. Often used in integrated workstations of carousels called a “pod.” This allows an operator to pick from one active carousel while the others are pre-positioning to be picked the moment the operator is ready. Every carousel uses one of the many integrated QuickPick® pick-to-light technologies to indicate the active carousel, shelf level and quantity of items to pick, making batch picking simple, fast and easy.

Consider the ADVANTAGES

  • Increases order picking throughput up to 600%, items are quickly delivered to the operator.
  • Reduces cubic storage space requirements 40% to 60%, freeing up valuable floor space.
  • Improves accuracy to 99.99%- Pick Light systems indicate what and howmany items to pick.
  • Reduce man-hours by up to 66%.
  • Reduce inventory by providing better management.
  • Performs at 99.7% up-time. Rugged construction and design require little maintenance.
  • Reduces inventory shrinkage by increasing operator accountability.
  • Increased operator supervision – employees pick fromvisible work area.
  • Systems often provide an R.O.I. in 9 – 18months.
  • Standard Drive – highly cost effective, durable & reliable system
  • Heavy Duty – for non-stop 24/7 and heavy load applications
  • Dual Drive – for fast heavy loads & mission critical applications & highly accurate positioning

The KardexRemstar Difference

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  • Standard Controls—all of KardexRemstar’s carousels utilize the samestandard protocols to assure easy and consistent communications.
  • Highest Safety Standards—all KardexRemstar’s horizontal carouselsmeet and/or exceed the proposed ANSI standards.
  • LowMaintenance—only one hour twice a year per carousel.
  • Durability—carriers and shelves are zinc-plated for longer surface wear,trolley wheel bearings are“sealed for life.”
  • Accuracy—KardexRemstar’s user-friendly FastPic Software andtransaction processor software packages track all items, and providescomplete control of inventory and order picking.
  • Self Lubrication—stainless steel support track produces smoother,quieter operation and lower power consumption.
  • Integrated Systems—from manually controlled and activatedcarousels…to semi-automated systems with inventory and warehouse management software, conveyor, pick-to-light and ergonomic workstations…to fully automated systems, KardexRemstar has the experience and capabilities to provide low risk integrated systems solutions.
  • Reduce Space Requirements Up To 60%– Expand internally by increasing your storage capacity to 60%in your existing space or reclaim this un-utilized floor space for more productive purposes.
    – Shelves can be spaced as little as 2 inches apart for maximum storage density.
    – Vertically stack up to 3 carousels to maximize the use of overhead space.
  • Pick Light Systems Improve Accuracy and Productivity-Bright indicators show at a glance which carousel and shelf to pick from and how many items to pick, reducing picking errors and maximizing productivity.
    – Special indicators allow multiple orders to be picked simultaneously (batch picking) by showing the exact number of items for each order container, dramatically increasing operator productivity.
    – Optional software & bar coding enhance order processing, replenishing, communications to host, and reporting accuracy.
  • Design Features Provide Maximum Safety and Performance– KardexRemstar Horizontal Carousels are designed for fast, reliable performance…ease of use…and total safety.
    – KardexRemstar controls handles up to 4 carousels at a time, expandable up to 8.
    – Photocell sensors monitor pick face to prevent rotation when an item breaks the beam.

Applications Include

  • Buffer Storage
  • Distribution
  • E-commerce Order Fulfillment
  • Electronics Kitting
  • Grocery Distribution
  • Hospitals
  • Manufacturing
  • Media Storage
  • Order Consolidation
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Refrigerated & Freezer Inventory
  • Stockrooms
  • Work In Progress
  • Return Handling Processing


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