Prestige offers Modula’s Horizontal Carousel (HC) product line for customers with constrained vertical space who still seek a “parts to picker” solution.
Product Description and Benefits
A horizontal carousel is a “parts to picker” semi-automated material handling solution consisting of bins with configurable shelves that slide horizontally on an oval-shaped track. The units are typically tied into a WMS so that when operators pick orders, inventory is tracked automatically. A motor unit, a structure that houses the shelves, and doors/other safety equipment are the primary components of the carousel.
When considering the ROI of a Modula HC, customers typically see a timeframe of 6-18 months attributable to 6 primary areas.
Depending on the specific unit (i.e., size, drive, picking accessories), the set-up of that unit (i.e., average picks each time a bin is presented), and the confirmation of pick time, an employee can achieve up to 550 lines per hour. Only one employee is needed for every pod of HCs.
Dead space in traditional storage systems (i.e., shelving, racking) can be minimized with an HC. Adjustable individual shelves on 2” increments enable operations to be set up for a customer’s specific product.
Automatic safety cut-offs (i.e., doors) and the ergonomic design of the Modula HC put safety first. Parts are delivered directly to the operator so they do not have to move around/bend in the warehouse, reducing the possibility of injury and product damage.
User profiles can be created, limiting access to certain bins to only select employees. The multitude of user authentication features enables security with almost any existing setup. Every movement is automatically logged in the HC, allowing traceability when contradictions occur.
Improve Inventory Management
Since the units trace the movement of items – in and out – the tasks associated with inventory monitoring are all but eliminated. When leveraging the Modula Premium Software package, inventory control will tie directly into a company’s ERP
With traditional warehouses, human errors are nearly unavoidable, and at a high enough volume/pick price, this can become extremely costly. With the appropriate visual aid features, 99% accuracy can be achieved with an HC.
Modula Horizontal Carousels come in numerous configurations and can be strung together in a “Pod” grouping (anywhere from 1 to 4 carousels). The two models, the MD and MG, have the following specifications:
|Bin Inside Width
|18″ & 24″
|Shelf Adjustment Increments
|Bin Nominal Heights
|84″ & 96″
|Total Height of Carousel
|119″(84″ Bins) – 131″(96″ Bins)
|Length of Carousel
|14.9 ft. to 170 ft.
|15.4 ft. to 169.5 ft.
|Bins Per Carousel
|12 Bins to 150 Bins
|8 Bins to 100 Bins
|Maximum Bin Capacity
|Maximum Shelf Capacity
|20 ga. Galvanized Steel, solid sides and back wall
|Solid Surface, 18ga Galvanized Steel
|Single or Dual 3HP
|Max Live Load Capacity
|Single Drive (40,000 lbs.) or Dual Drive (80,000 lbs.)
|Carousel Maximum Speed
Modula WMS software is a complete inventory management software. It is compatible with all configurations in Modula’s product line and can seamlessly exchange information with existing WMS systems.