horizontal carousel is an automated storage and retrieval
device consisting of a series of linked bins mounted on
an oval track. When activated, the bins rotate to bring
the required items to the operator or an automated picker.
The carousel can be controlled from a simple foot switch,
to push-button microprocessor controls, to software controlled systems.
integrated horizontal carousel systems can be a major contributor
to a company's ability to create and sustain its competitive
advantage. As the inventor of the horizontal carousel --
and now into its 3rd generation of product innovations and
improvements -- White produces the widest selection of carousels
and software solutions.
of White's Horizontal Carousel Systems:
customer service- System's flexibility and efficiency expands
your capacity to provide your customers what they want,
when they want it and how they want it. Integrating inventory
control software, light-directed picking, and bar code scanning
assures nearly 100% accuracy. White's software enables batch
picking, hot pick flexibility, faster replenishment and
reduced shortages. Transactions are high speed, tightly
controlled, reliable and customer convenient.
payback (ROI)- Increased efficiencies often allow companies
to recover their investment within 16 months.
throughput- Picking rates up to 950 lines per operator,
per hour. Items are brought to the operator. Eliminates
walk and search time. Minimizes reaching bending and searching.
man-hours- Up to two-thirds of previously required man-hours
can be saved. White's software automatically queues orders,
batches picks and prepositions the carousels for picking.
density- Companies have reclaimed 75% of otherwise wasted
floor space. Carousels can be placed next to each other
eliminating wasted aisle space. An assortment of bin heights
and widths, instantly adjustable shelves and tiered carousels
further maximize storage density.
cut-off times- Orders can be prioritized by computer based
on shipping times. Increases ability to ship more orders
in a day and extends same-day order shipment response.
inventory- By providing accurate and timely inventory data,
both inventory levels and shortages can be reduced dramatically.
uptime- Durable and well-engineered, White's carousels provide
nearly 100% uptime.
integration- Can be interfaced with most inventory management
software, WMS, ERP, MRP systems that best meet your business
requirements. White has an entire business group dedicated
to writing and supporting software solutions.
models- Starting with its invention of the top-drive carousel,
White has produced a continuing stream of new designs that
have dramatically enhanced productivity levels and have
assured the correct equipment for virtually every customer
application. Bottom drive units offer heavier duty
performance and capacity, longer life, less maintenance
and ease of serviceability. Top drive units are available
for lower capacity and durability requirements. Dual
drive units are designed for larger live loads, heavier
duty cycles and allow precise bin positioning. Twin bin
carousels double bin locations, and selectivity, and can
reduce the number of carousels and workstations needed.
Robotic carousels integrate inserter/extractor devices
to provide automated discrete case, high speed buffering
and consolidation. Pallet carousels are used to handle
pallets, for building mixed pallet loads, picking, work-in-process
(WIP) and buffering. OneTouchDistribution.com carousel
system combines the benefits of A-frame speed, with flow
rack replenishment, and pick-to-light accuracy. The system
combines picking and consolidation into one very efficient