Pallet Shuttle System

Pallet shuttle AS/RS solutions provide maximum efficiency with deep storage lanes and also reduces the need for forklifts to store and retrieve pallets. By using a cart system to transport pallets into the buffer, forklifts no longer need to travel beyond the shipping dock and lane entry. Shuttles can move pallets in and out of storage as well as the benefit of some solutions providing “lifter” options to move pallets vertically through any level of storage. Pallet shuttle AS/RS provides an automated solution that innovates traditional storage and retrieval operations with unparalleled speed and accuracy.

Shuttle

Energy Stored in Power Caps:

Instead of conventional batteries, the compact Shuttle draws its energy from high-performance capacitors. These so-called power caps are charged while the shuttle is being transported on a storage and retrieval machine, CARRIER or transfer wagon. Charging can take in as little as 8 seconds, so uninterrupted 24/7 operations are possible.

Further benefits of power caps:

  • Low energy losses
  • Long service life
  • More than 1 million charging cycles

Loads up to 1500 kg ( 2000 kg special request):

With powerful motors and power caps as the energy source, the compact Shuttle has a loading capaci­ty far exceeding that of similar shuttles by far. Up to 1500 kg can be quickly and reliably transferred and transported as std & up to 2000 kg on special request. In addition, the shuttle needs only 2 se­conds to pick up or set down a load.

The generous vertical travel of 50 mm and the special design of the pallet platform with its flat surface are real advantages, enabling the shuttle to transport and transfer pallets both longitudinally and transversely.

Permanent Monitoring by the control system:

The compact Shuttle is perfectly synchronized with the storage and retrieval machine or CARRIER. Communication is by way of an encrypted point-to-point radio link. This link monitors itself permanently for maximum communication reliability, e.g. for emergency stop signals if it comes to the worst.

Every movement of the shuttle is managed by its onboard control system:

The Advantages:

  • The control in the SRM or CARRIER is relieved.
  • The shuttle always knows where it is and what it has to do.
  • A permanent external control is unnecessary.
  • Several shuttles can be assigned to each SRM or CARRIER.

Exact Positioning:

When it comes to positioning, the compact Shuttle plays it really safe. Rotary encoders in the drive wheels are responsible for the rough positioning. Special detectors in the storage lanes, e.g. photoelectric sensors, handle the final positioning. The shuttle can therefore check its own position continuously. That guarantees a constant spacing between the pallets in the storage lane at all times.

Pallet Shuttle System