PSC offers Modula’s Horizontal Carousel (HC) product line for customers with constrained vertical space, but who still seek a “parts to picker” solution.
Product Description and Benefits
A horizontal carousel is a “parts to picker”, semi-automated material handling solution that consists of a series of bins with configurable shelves which slide horizontally on an oval-shaped track.
The units are typically tied into a WMS so that when operators pick orders, inventory is tracked automatically.
A motor unit, a structure that houses the shelves, and doors / other safety equipment are the primary components of the carousel.
When considering the ROI of a Modula HC (typically 6-18 months), customers can attribute cost savings to 6 primary areas
- Save Time
Depending on the specific unit (i.e., size, drive, picking accessories), the set-up of that unit (i.e., average picks each time a bin is presented), and the confirmation of pick time, an employee can achieve up to 550 lines per hour. 1 employee is needed for every pod of HCs.
- Save Space
Dead space in traditional storage systems (i.e., shelving, racking) can be minimized with a HC. Individual shelves that are adjustable on 2″ increments enable operations to be set-up custom for their specific product.
- Reduce Risks
Automatics safety cut-offs (i.e., doors) and the ergonomic design of the Modula HC put safety first. Parts are delivered directly to the operator so they do not have to move around / bend in the warehouse, reducing the possibility for injury and product damage
- User profiles can be created, limiting access to certain bins to only select employees. The multitude of user authentication features enables security with almost any existing set-up. Every movement is automatically logged in the HC, allowing traceability when contradictions occurs
Improve Inventory Management
- Since the units trace the movement of items – in and out – the tasks associated with inventory monitoring are all but eliminated. When leveraging the Modula Premium Software package, inventory control will tie directly into a company’s ERP
- With traditional warehouses, human errors are nearly unavoidable, and at a high enough volume / pick price, can become extremely costly. With the appropriate visual aid features, 99% accuracy can be achieved with a HC
Modula Horizontal Carousels come in numerous configurations, can be strung together in a grouping called a “Pod” (anywhere from 1 to 4 carousels). The two models, the MD and MG, have the following specifications:
|Bin Inside Width||24"||36"|
|Bin/Shelf Depth||18" & 24"|
|Shelf Adjustment Increments||2"|
|Bin Nominal Heights||84" & 96"|
|Total Height of Carousel||119"(84" Bins) - 131"(96" Bins)|
|Length of Carousel||14.9 ft. to 170 ft.||15.4 ft. to 169.5 ft.|
|Bins Per Carousel||12 Bins to 150 Bins||8 Bins to 100 Bins
|Maximum Bin Capacity||1,200 lbs.|
|Maximum Shelf Capacity||250 lbs.|
|Bin Construction||20 ga. Galvanized Steel, solid sides and back wall|
|Shelf Construction||Solid Surface, 18ga Galvanized Steel|
|Drive HP||Single or Dual 3HP|
|Max Live Load Capacity||Single Drive (40,000 lbs.) or Dual Drive (80,000 lbs.)|
|Carousel Maximum Speed||1 mph|
Modula WMS software is a complete inventory management software. It is compatible with all configurations in Modula’s product line, and can seamlessly exchange information with existing WMS systems