According to Stevenson, “There’s a reason why 3PLs (third party logistics), distribution centers, warehouses and manufacturing work cells haven’t considered adding a layer of shelving, shelving and The limitation of reach trucks needed to strategically ‘go up’ prevented access to the additional level of mezzanine capacity.This constraint was solved through robotics and industrial technology.
“With access to higher racking levels, up to 55ft, pallets of finished products can be stored prior to dispatch. Robots using the latest 3D technology means pick and drop reliability is available even at the highest altitudes. Starting at level three, mobile robots actually provide faster cycle times and higher throughput than manual forklifts.” Stevenson added.
Thanks to these new robotic solutions, neither automation nor elevation are scary. Most importantly, these robotic solutions deliver the same level of speed and reliability at every elevation as at ground level. This translates directly into increased volumes for the same operating costs.
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