Automated Storage and Retrieval System handles 3,000 cases/hr.

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Pursuing maximum logistics throughput, Uni-SHUTTLE HP provides 400 m/min shuttle travel speeds running independently on each level. System is capable of handling carton cases, folding containers, and buckets with various load sizes and rack locations. In addition to flexible configurations, system provides sequential retrieval capability, which eliminates need for post-retrieval sorting of parts and products according to production process, buyer, or shipping truck loading order.

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Muratec's New Uni-SHUTTLE HP AS/RS

Murata Machinery USA, Inc. announced the North American launch of their New Uni-SHUTTLE HP automated storage and retrieval system.

The Uni-SHUTTLE HP is a high performance automated storage/retrieval system designed to provide best-in-class capacity and performance through a combination of flexible storage functions, high capacity transport and sorting capabilities.

Uni-SHUTTLE HP is a new solution that pursues “maximum logistics throughput” in terms of both productivity and quality.

• 3,000 cases/hour through rapid continuous storage and retrieval

• 400m/min shuttle travel speeds running independently on each level

• Highly efficient and flexible system configurations

• Ability to handle a variety of load sizes, shapes or types

• Automatic sequencing of loads prior to or during retrieval

• Just-in-time continuous retrieval

The requirements for handling loads of various sizes, the need for high-throughput operations, and the demand for small-lot production for just-in-time operations and same-day delivery drive the need for new technology.  Retaining operators in this difficult era of recruiting workers also demands new ideas in automation.  Uni-SHUTTLE HP is the solution to these challenges.

About Murata Machinery

Murata Machinery (i.e. Muratec) has been a global market leader in the design, manufacture and implementation of Automated Material Handling Systems (AMHS) for over 45 years.  We have extensive experience in storage, transportation, sortation and warehouse control systems within distribution centers, manufacturing facilities and clean room environments.  Muratec has installed approximately 25,000 storage/retrieval cranes and 3,500 automated guided vehicles in over 11,000 systems within the following industries: agriculture, air cargo, automotive, beverage and bottle, chemicals, cold storage, food, electronics, pharmaceuticals, paper, printing and publishing, semiconductor, solar/photovoltaic, specialty retail and textile.

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