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New Brochure from Hanel Storage Systems Highlights Storage Options for the Disabled

Press release date: August 20, 2014

Hnel Storage Systems has recently released a brochure entitled Hnel Office and Industrial Storage Carousels Adapted for use by the Disabled. This all-new brochure details how Hnel products can be used to make a more accessible and inclusive workplace.

Hnel vertical carousels and vertical lift modules work on the “goods to the user” principal, eliminating the need to walk through shelves or climb ladders. This makes them a popular choice for users with physical limitations. Hnel offers a variety of options and modifications to extend accessibility to wheelchair users, the visually impaired and other unique requirements. Hnel Office and Industrial Storage Carousels Adapted for use by the Disabled outlines the options and modifications that are available from Hnel, and highlights several customer applications.

Developed in cooperation with the German association for self-help for the physically handicapped, the Hnel Rotomat Carousel can be equipped with a recess in the lower portion of the unit and a repositioned controller below the access opening. This allows full access for wheelchair users. The operating parameters of the Rotomat can also be customized to ensure full access. For instance, the resting position of the storage shelves can be tailored to accommodate the range of motion of different operators. The height of the access opening on any Hnel storage system can be customized as well, allowing for a lower point of entry.

Hnel’s standard microprocessor control unit provides integrated inventory management and easy integration with various types of IT systems. This allows users with severe visual impairments to accurately manage inventory. Using a braille interface at their computer, items are added or removed from inventory electronically. The Hnel controller then brings the required storage location to the access point, confirming the request audibly via a speaker. All storage bins are marked in braille, allowing the user to quickly and accurately locate the desired storage location.

Hnel Office and Industrial Storage Carousels Adapted for use by the Disabled is available free of charge, and can be requested through the Hnel website or from any authorized Hnel dealer.

About Hnel Storage Systems

Hnel Storage Systems, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA specializes in the design and engineering of vertical storage carousels and vertical lift modules for a wide range of industries and applications. Hnel provides sales, service and technical support to North America, and South America through a network of factory-trained Channel Partners and Service providers.

Introduced in 1957, the Rotomat Vertical Carousel is based on the Ferris Wheel principal. Inventory is stored in a series of carriers that rotate within the unit and are accessed at a single opening. This “goods to the user” concept improves productivity and lowers costs, storing vertically saves valuable floor space.

The Lean-Lift Vertical Lift Module stores inventory on trays that are automatically measured for height each time they enter the unit. A vertical extractor automatically places the tray within the unit in a location that maximizes available storage space. Trays can be equipped with dividers, totes, bins and specialized holders to store any type of inventory.

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CONTACT: David Schneider
Hnel Storage Systems
(412) 787-3444
(412) 787-3744


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