Optimal management of the storage space for a mineral water producer using the AutoMAG Shuttle system
SIMBA Company has been operating since 1980. BYSTRA has been producing water from its own water intake since 1986. At that time, it modernized and expanded its company, launching a modern technological line. As a result, the production of water is environmentally friendly. By establishing cooperation with PROMAG S.A. in the scope of modernization of the existing warehouse, the company has set itself the goal of maximizing the number of stored pallet units.
PROMAG proposed installation of three shelving blocks of the dense storage system, served by 2 AutoMAG Shuttle carriages for EUR pallets (800x1200 mm).
It is an innovative solution that contributes to a significant increase in the use of available storage space compared to standard row pallet racks. At the same time, it helps to minimize the number of possible damages resulting from the use of the rack, and improves the safety and comfort of work. Loading and unloading of the loading unit is possible on the one hand, the so-called sockets thanks to the implementation of the rack support in the LIFO system. The SIMBA company operates with a small number of indexes for stored goods, thanks to which it was possible to prepare a project that ultimately translated into over 4,280 pallet places in dense storage racks. Mineral water is stored in various bottles, both plastic and glass, of various capacities on EUR pallets. The height of the stored pallets varies between 1100 and 1500 mm and the maximum weight of the pallet is 800 kg.
In the rack channel itself, the pallet is transported by a semi-automatic AutoMAG Shuttle satellite controlled by an easy-to-use remote control. This ensures precise and collision-free movement of pallets in the rack, which translates directly into minimizing losses related to damage to the goods. With this solution, there is no need for the truck operator to drive into the rack channel, which contributes to a significant increase in the safety of the system operation. Each channel of the rack is secured with special trolley limiters, tailored to the individual needs of the customer, which translates into minimizing the possibility of a forklift hitting the rack block. This reduces the costs of a possible replacement of damaged elements.
Thanks to the implementation of the dense storage racking system, it was possible to minimize the number of working aisles to the necessary minimum, which allowed to reduce the tasks of forklifts to a few basic activities, and to speed up work in the warehouse, which, in particular in the season when the company works 24 hours a day, significantly facilitates carrying out daily warehouse tasks.