Pallet live storage systems - Pro Flow, Bito - Elmas

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Pallet live storage systems – Pro Flow

Overview

Pallet live storage systems play an increasingly important role in warehousing and storage technology, as users recognise their potential for improving efficiency. In the past, pallet live storage was mainly installed as a buffer store in the production area as well as in warehouses and dispatch areas. Today, there is a strong tendency towards using the pallet live storage system for order picking because the FIFO principle is strictly maintained. An equally interesting option is push-back pallet racking which allows compact storage according to the LIFO principle.

The system specific compact lane configuration in width as well as in height results in a high storage density and thus in an optimum utilisation of available warehouse volume. With pallet live storage, floor space utilisation is 60% higher than with conventional racking. Moreover, constant availability of stock avoids idle times.

Your advantages

- compact storage maximises use of available warehouse space and reduces the number of aisles
- the increase in efficiency over conventional racking can be up to 60%
- in contrast to bulk storage live storage provides direct access to all items stored
-strict adherence to the FIFO principle eases control of sell-by dates, call-off quantities and production batches
- increased staff efficiency, as loaders and order pickers do not disturb each other
- separate loading and picking aisles allow use of specific service vehicles
- shorter in-house travel routes, as the goods move automatically to the order picking side
- the load carrying structure is based on the well established BITO pallet racking system
- bolted beam connectors allow to adjust flow levels at any required height and incline
- specifically designed and effective safety accessories and special components
- in accordance with customer needs, lanes can be equipped with roller tracks or roller conveyors

Example layouts

Contraflow lane configuration

The upper level is used as a product buffer and provides supply for the floor level. Manual order picking and loading are done from the same racking side. The opposite racking side is reserved for product relocation.

Your advantages:
- FIFO principle (first in - first out) is maintained.

Pallet live storage systems - Pro Flow
Single-sided picking tunnel

- contraflow lane configuration
- suited for large throughput references

Your advantages:
- FIFO principle (first in - first out) is maintained
- safe working environment as aisles are separated
- loading does not interfere with order picking

Pallet live storage systems - Pro Flow
Push-back pallet buffer

- cost-efficient buffering
- suited for large throughput references

Your advantages:
- safe working environment as loading and picking aisles are separated
- highbay buffer store allows optimum utilisation of warehouse height
- huge buffer quantities ensure that order pickers do not run out of stock
- compact storage on a small floor surface.

Pallet live storage systems - Pro Flow
Central picking tunnel

- suited for huge quantities per reference

Your advantages:
- maximum utilisation of the available warehouse volume
- safe working environment as loading does not interfere with order picking.

Pallet live storage systems - Pro Flow
Man-operated stacker crane loading

- manual picking of individual storage units
- suited for references stocked in large quantities
- stacker crane loading for frequent replenishment

Your advantages:
- pallets are handled long side facing for improved access to goods
- fast restocking ensures constant product availability
- maximum utilisation of available headroom
- short order throughput times due to simultaneous order picking on several tiers

Pallet live storage systems - Pro Flow
Automatic stacker crane loading (type 1)

- manual picking of individual storage units
- suited for references stocked in large quantities
- automatic stacker crane loading for frequent replenishment
- reference oriented order picking (batch picking)

Your advantages:
- pallets are handled long side facing for improved access to goods
- fast restocking ensures constant product availability
- maximum utilisation of available headroom
- reduced lead times due to simultaneous order picking on several tiers
- automated, computer controlled replenishment directly from the buffer

Pallet live storage systems - Pro Flow
Automatic stacker crane loading (type 2)

- manual picking of individual storage units
- suited for small picking quantities per reference
- stacker crane loading for frequent replenishment

Your advantages:
- pallets are handled long side facing for improved access to goods
- fast restocking ensures constant product availability
- maximum utilisation of available headroom
- excellent utilisation of storage volume

Pallet live storage systems - Pro Flow
Retrieval of complete pallet loads

- loading and retrieval of complete pallet loads (f. ex. grouped together according to despatch routes)
- suited for picking large quantities per reference and a high stock turnover frequency

Your advantages:
- short travel routes between picking point and final dispatch area (f. ex. lorries in front of a loading dock)
- good overview of products on stock and permanent product availability, as goods automatically move to the picking face.

Pallet live storage systems - Pro Flow

Pallet live storage systems – Pro Flow

Pallet live storage systems - Pro Flow
Pallet live storage systems - Pro Flow
Pallet live storage systems - Pro Flow