Horizontal Carousels


Eliminating unproductive travel and search time, horizontal carousels are designed for high speed order picking and parts delivery. Bins mounted to an oval track rotate horizontally to deliver stored items to an operator- saving space, reducing labor costs, speeding throughput and improving order accuracy.

Available in a variety of widths and heights, the horizontal carousel can be customized to any application. Horizontal Carousels can be double stacked to create one picking zone on the first floor and a second picking zone on a mezzanine level. Bin width and height is also variable. Location height can be adjusted post installation by easily rearranging shelves.

Combined with pick-to-light technology; the operator is directed to the exact location of each pick improving accuracy rates to 99.9%. A pick-to-light light tree is placed next to the pick face of the horizontal carousel and lights to direct the operator to the location displaying the quantity to be picked.

To speed picking times, horizontal carouses are often used in pods. A pod is two or more horizontal carousels used in an integrated workstation with software and pick to light technology. While the operator picks from one horizontal carousel in the pod the other is pre-positioning the next pick so the operator has minimal downtime. In a horizontal carousel pod a pick is always ready and the operator is rarely waiting.

Horizontal Carousels used in pods can be easily adjusted to meet peak order times. A pod of four horizontal carousels can operate as one pod with one operator. With a simple software adjustment the pod can be split into two pods (each containing two horizontal carousels) with one operator in each pod to speed picking and meet peak demand.

Batch picking is also common in horizontal carousel pods. Batch picking allows an operator to fill multiple orders at one time. Using inventory management software, an operator can create a batch of orders and fill them all at one time. When the horizontal carousel presents a SKU for picking to the operator, the operator picks the total SKU quantity for all orders, and distributes the SKU quantity among all of the orders in the batch. Using batch picking, the operator only visits a SKU location one time during picking, creating efficiencies. Batch picking multiple orders at one time can increase productivity by up to 2/3.

Feature Benefit
Compact Design Save Up To 75% Floor Space
Delivers Items To The Operator Improve Productivity By 2/3
Integrates With Pick-to-Light Technology Increase Accuracy Up To 99.9%
Optimizes Picking Sequences Increased Throughput (Lines per Hour)
Optional Security Doors
Software Provides Password Protection & Transaction Tracking
Secure Product Storage
Safety System With Emergency Stop Operator Safety
All Items Delivered To An Ergonomic Height Ergonomic Access
Emergency Manual Picking 24/7 Accessibility
Batch Picking Multiple Orders Faster Picking Times & Extended Order Cut-Off Times
Flexibility To Adjust Labor Meet Peak Order Times
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