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Radio Shuttle Installed To Increase Storage Capacity

Our client was investing heavily in the manufacturing and inspection process and as part of the investment, the company wanted to upgrade its existing storage facility which used bulk stacking on post pallets.

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Radio Shuttle

The objective of the investment was to increase the storage capacity whilst reducing the footprint, improve accessibility and speed up picking times within its cheese stores.

After working closely with the project team, we proposed a solution which featured two separate radio shuttle installations.

Cheese store 1 features a FILO radio shuttle installation with a total of 2040 pallet locations made up of 17 pallets wide by 24 pallets deep and 5 pallets high. This provides a total of 85 picking faces. To maximize the utilization of the available space, we also moved an existing doorway to a new position.

Due to the existing bitumen floor surface, specialist footplates were designed and manufactured to spread the load going onto the floor to prevent any movement of the racks over time.

Cheese store 3 features a FILO radio shuttle with a total of 3700 pallet positions made up of 33 pallets wide by 19 pallets deep and 6 pallets high. We also incorporated an emergency exit tunnel into the cheese store to increase the health and safety of employees working in the area.

Radio Shuttle

What we did

  • Radio shuttle installed in cheese store 1 with 2040 pallet locationsRadio shuttle installed in cheese store 1 with 2040 pallet locations
  • Specialist footplates were designed and manufactured to prevent movement of the racks over timeSpecialist footplates were designed and manufactured to prevent movement of the racks over time
  • Radio shuttle installed in cheese store 3 with a total of 3700 pallet positions Radio shuttle installed in cheese store 3 with a total of 3700 pallet positions
  • Emergency exit tunnel incorporated into cheese store to increase health and safetyEmergency exit tunnel incorporated into cheese store to increase health and safety

Solutions Used

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