New standard in productivity for unit load handling

Supplied by: Storage Ideas

Storage Ideas are pleased to announce that it can now offer the innovative Colby Pallet Runner for the manufacturing industry.

The Colby Pallet Runner combines the density of drive-in systems with the benefits of pallet-flow systems and can be easily positioned and repositioned by forklifts of an existing fleet.

The system uses self-propelled intelligent carts that run along rails. The rails are supported by a rack structure designed and manufactured by Colby. The cart will shunt full pallet loads in and out of the high density storage structure.

When comparing land, building, labour plus rack costs, the high density storage system with the Colby Pallet Runner cart provides the greatest ROI and it is ideal for applications with a high number of pallets per SKU with a high turn rate.

The Colby Pallet Runner can be set up for true FIFO (first-in/first-out) or LIFO (last-in/first-out) operation. Forklift operators are free to focus on bringing product to and from the system, without the need to drive into the rack, as the Colby Pallet Runner cart operates automatically and independently within the system. It can operate anywhere from ground-floor level to the highest level of the rack.

Control of the Colby Pallet Runner is with a hand-held electronic transmitter. It communicates lift and move functions, while sensors along the channel determine where it must stop, deposit the load and return. The sensors also determine where the Colby Pallet Runner must position itself to retrieve a load. The system's cart is easily lifted out of one lane with a forklift truck and placed into another lane. A single cart can service multiple lanes of the system.

Summary of Benefits

  • Can operate anywhere from ground-floor level to the highest level of the rack.
  • Can be set up for true FIFO (first-in/first-out) or LIFO (last-in/first-out) operation.
  • Forklift operators are free to focus on bringing product to and from the system, as the Colby Pallet Runner cart operates automatically and independently within the system.
  • Ideal for applications with a high number of pallets per SKU and a high turn rate.
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