Automated Retrieval Systems hold various container sizes.

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Vertical carousels and Shuttle VLMs automated storage and retrieval systems are operated by FastPic4 Inventory Management Software, which can interface with ADP, Reynolds and UCS software systems. Vertical carousels provide access to parts via vertically arranged rotating carrier shelves that bring exact pick/store positions to operators. Depending on height, 1 vertical carousel can store up to 110 parts bins.



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Remstar Vertical Carousels Improve Automotive Parts Storage And Retrieval Productivity And Accuracy



Vertical carousels and Shuttle VLMs automated storage and retrieval systems from Remstar International Inc. offer improved order picking efficiency and accuracy in automotive dealership parts and service operations, while reducing bin floor space requirements up to 75%.

An automated vertical carousel and Shuttle VLM will be set up for automotive service parts at Remstar International's NADA 2002 exhibit, Booth # 763. The carousel will be operated by FastPic4 Inventory Management Software, which can interface with ADP, Reynolds, Reynolds and UCS software systems to provide a high level of inventory control, reduced parts picking time and improved order picking accuracy.

Vertical carousels provide quick access to parts via a system of vertically arranged rotating carrier shelves that bring the exact pick/store position to the operator. Depending on available height, one vertical carousel can store up to 110 parts bins. Most dealers have been able to store up to 108 parts per level of the carousel. The access area is ergonomically designed to present stored items at an ideal height for picking, usually about waist level. This design contributes to employee safety and improved productivity when compared with bending and
climbing associated with conventional bin shelving and mezzanines. Productivity can often increase by more than 2.5 times when compared with traditional small parts and bulky bin
shelving.

Carrier shelves can be configured to hold a variety of container sizes, allowing the efficient storage of parts ranging from small fasteners to special tools and larger parts. The vertical carousel system is particularly suitable to kitting applications where several part numbers must be picked as a unit or kit.

Vertical carousels also offer improved space utilization. Improved space utilization can extend the useful life of existing facilities and consolidation of multiple facilities, while eliminating the need for expensive building expansion to meet growth requirements.

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