Simple automation marries traditional warehouse labor and automated systems to elevate your processes and promote efficiency.
A fully automated system is not a match for every warehouse. For facility managers who desire the advantages of manual labor and automated machines, semi-automated systems exist to split the difference. In a hybrid environment, automated storage, transportation, and management solutions fuse with conventional strategies. Whereas full automation can be cost-prohibitive for many facilities, a semi-automatic approach does not require the same overhaul or investment, offering valuable customizability and an excellent return on investment.
Polymatic Solutions offers two-way pallet shuttle systems to reinforce your material-handling process. Our shuttles are high-density solutions that dramatically reduce operating times and improve storage density by more than 20 pallets deep of a single SKU.
The benefits of our semi-automated shuttle system include:
- Higher productivity with improved inflows and outflows for goods
- Improved safety and reduced maintenance costs
- Increased storage capacity
- Reduced operating costs
- Greater diversification across channels
Your design is our mission—share your objectives with the Polymatic crew, and we forge a path toward long-term productivity. Our in-depth operational assessment and automation feasibility studies provide data-driven feedback that evaluates your capacity for solutions like our two-way pallet shuttle. We’re with you from the infant stages of your transformation to final implementation to ensure you feel confident in the process and receive the impactful solution you hoped for.
Our pallet shuttle system is versatile, scalable, and cost-effective. Get to know the benefits:
Polymatic Solution’s shuttle has built-in sensors that allow many different pallets to be transported. The shuttle platform can carry pallets up to a one-inch maximum buckling limit. You can also pair the system with any forklift. If you ever need more shuttles in operation, adding machines to meet your productivity requirements is simple.
As a product-to-person system, the two-way pallet shuttle optimizes operator activities. While the pallet shuttle follows a command, the operator can collect another pallet, strengthening your workflow. Items can be grouped by channels rather than lanes, delivering excellent diversification. Are you worried about performance? The shuttle can operate at peak efficiency for up to 10 hours. The system’s lithium batteries are quick to connect and cable-free, meaning you can change them without impacting your operations.
Your new warehouse design should be built to last. Polymatic creates and manages your solution from the infant stages to final implementation to ensure your project exceeds your expectations and stands the test of time. Let’s strategize together.
Polymatic is your source for semi-automated machines that suit your objectives. We provide pallet shuttle systems with built-in sensors to ensure optimal load storage. You no longer need to worry about lanes crowded with forklifts and operators. In our semi-automated system, operators only need to activate the shuttle and drive the forklift that carries the pallets. All movement inside the racking is automated.
Our two-way pallet shuttle system follows these steps:
1. Forklift Use
The operator drives a forklift to place the pallet shuttle into the channel.
The operator moves the pallets into position by the channel entrance. Each pallet should be set on the load-bearing beams.
The operator sends a command to the shuttle to begin the loading process through a tablet. The radio shuttle lifts the pallet upward and moves horizontally until it reaches the first location. The shuttle deposits the pallet using advanced sensors that precisely control the movement of the load.
The shuttle returns to the front of the lane to repeat the operation until the channel is full. The shuttle is removed from the lane and placed in another for the sequence to commence in a new channel.
Polymatic believes in your vision. Your creativity informs every aspect of our design-build services. We strive to bring your ideal warehouse to fruition with tailored solutions that revise and reinvigorate your distribution or fulfillment center.