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Customized Automation Maximizes Storage and Controls Flow

By Westfalia Technologies, Inc.

As a leading US newspaper searched for ways to maximize storage in their new warehouse, they needed a solution “made to fit” with their tight conveyor line requirements. They realized their current plant was too small to accommodate the higher volume of free standing inserts (FSIs), and the use of more modern technologies would improve their processing efficiencies, maximize storage and reduce costs, especially labor savings. The solution included a high density AS/RS, with 5 pallet deep storage on each side of a center aisle to provide higher throughput rates. The desire to maximum up-time was addressed by placing two Storage /Retrieval Machines (SRMs) in the same aisle.