Dematic, Grand Rapids, Mich., introduced a new version of RapidStore UL1400, a storage and retrieval system that automates conventional pallet storage. The new version RapidStore UL1400 includes performance optimizing software and supports a wider variety of applications, including freezer/cooler environments.
Dematic RapidStore UL1400 is an alternative automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) that is designed to retrofit into existing manual warehouses with low to medium building heights. It is engineered to accommodate facilities normally serviced by manual material handling equipment such as very narrow-aisle, operator-up and swing-reach fork trucks.
The storage/retrieval machine rides on a floor rail and is stabilized overhead with a steel guide tube. It is configured with a rotating fork load handling device. The rotating fork moves vertically and pivots to access pallet loads on either side of the aisle. The rotating fork can pick or deposit pallet loads at either end of the aisle, including interface to push back rack and empty pallet stackers.
Dematic iQ software manages the activity, inventory and material flow with a focus on optimization and accuracy.