PSC has partnered with Automha to offer their semi-automated deep lane storage system, Pallet Runner. Configurable to FIFO or LIFO flow, Pallet Runner is drive-in without driving-in, push-back without pushing back, and pallet flow without gravity and unsafe pallet hang ups.
Product Description and Benefits
Pallet Runner is a high-density deep lane storage system that features a shuttle vehicle that runs on rails inside a rack to retrieve and store pallets. Forklifts move the shuttles throughout the system to allow each lane to be loaded / unloaded.
This solution is cost effective at ~1,200 pallet positions and is prime for low SKU count, fast moving operations
- First in class throughput (100+ pallets per hour per cart, dependent on set-up) enables maximum facility production
- Labor hours spent storing product cut drastically
- Store as densely as drive-in rack, with controllable pallet spacing (0.79 inches and up), so rack footprint within a facility is minimized
- Less damage to rack since lifts do not have to drive within system
- Less damage to product since carts transport load to position
- Reduces fuel needs for lift trucks
- Minimal lighting needed within lanes of racking system
- Simple to count inventory within a lane given “Inventory” function
- With WIFI enabled cart, ability to interface with most WMS systems
10 models of Pallet Runner carts are available based on the pallet size. The general specifications are as follows
|Pallet Size||Configurable to any width, can handle different depth pallets|
|Capacity||Standard Carts = 3000 lbs.
Heavy Duty Carts = 4400 lbs.
|Pallet Spacing||.79 inches and up (.39-inch increments)|
|Temperature||-22 to +132 degrees Fahrenheit|
|Battery||48 V Lithium-Ion Battery; Recharges in 5 Hours|
|Run Time||10-12 Hours (Idle time does not count towards run time)|
While Pallet Runner is a semi-automated solution, PSC also partners with Automha on their fully-automated pallet shuttle system. This fully-automated solution, known as AutosatMover, consists of Supercap (like Pallet Runner, but powered by a capacitor) and AutosatMover (“Mother” cart). In a typical AutosatMover system, a lifter will transport a pallet to the correct level within a system. The AutosatMover will then transport the pallet to the correct bay, and the Supercap will transport the pallet to the correct position. These systems are usually fully integrated with a customer’s WMS, which governs all the movements.