The Mini Load automated warehouse for boxes is an extremely dense storage system designed to move at high speeds for increased productivity in a compact footprint. Utilizing stacker cranes, the mini load system has a standard horizontal speed of 590 feet per minute and a standard vertical lifting speed of 328 feet per minute which improves picking times and operator efficiency.
The mini load system is primarily used for the storage, movement and order fulfillment of small or irregular goods in boxes. In addition to providing the optimum method for handling pick boxes, it is also designed with the basic ergonomic and safety equipment need to perform work and maintenance operations as simply as possible.
- Easily expandable system which can be quickly dismantled and reassembled.
- Increases safety by reducing operator fatigue.
- Stacker cranes maximize capacity and increase throughput while operating smoothly and quietly.
- Automation of the entry and exit operations of your products
- Saving in storage space
- Eliminating the errors arising from the manual management of the warehouse.
- Controlling and updating inventory management.
- Operating 365 days a year
- Multiplying client service capacity
- Swift payback of investment
Automated Stacker Crane with Racking
The stacker crane is the device in charge of performing the location and extraction operations of the boxes in the racking, along with transporting and despositing them in the P&D station of the warehouse. Stacker cranes move in two ways: longitudinally up and down the aisle guided on a rail, and vertically when loacting the boxes in the different levels.
Picking and Handling Area
The P&D station of the warehouse (picking and handling area) is located at the front of the racking and performs the mechanical movements to bring the boxes to the operator, or to the stacker crane so that he/she can collect them and put them back in the warehouse.
It is made up of a series of conveyors which communicate between work positions and the stacker crane, speeding up the system's entry and exit of goods.
Extraction System with Forks
This is the simplest and most commonly employed system. The fork is entered underneath and picks up the box.
Side Extraction System
Here the boxes are picked by their sides and pulled out, without entering the storage space. This allows a larger number of boxes to be stored in height.
Side Extraction System for Two Boxes
This is capable of picking up two boxes at the same time in double depth racks, thus doubling the number of units handled.
Whether selecting the automated warehouse IN-A-BOX or fully customizing a product for specific storage needs, the Interlake Mecalux Mini Load AS/RS has the versatility and functionality desired in an automated warehouse. With three operating modes, fully automated, semi-automated, or manual, and a warehouse management software designed to be user-friendly, training on the system is simple. Although plastic boxes (totes) are used most often, the system is compatible with metal containers, plastic trays, collapsible totes or cardboard cases/boxes. Please call us today. 800-728-9784