Press Release Summary:
Progressive assembly carousel consists of horizontally rotating shelves suspended from guide track. Suited for dynamic kitting applications, product stores inventory items that, when combined to form sub-unit or kit, are used in final assembly of products. It provides pre-defined shelves for parts and lets users add those parts to another shelf location allocated to kit in progress. Carousel transports partially completed kit to next workstation.
Original Press Release:
Dynamic Kitting Can Improve Efficiency In Warehousing Production, Assembly Operations
A progressive assembly horizontal carousel from Remstar can improve employee productivity and assembly throughput in warehousing operations that use kitted components in production.
The Remstar horizontal carousel is a system of horizontally rotating shelves suspended from a guide track. In a dynamic kitting application, a horizontal carousel is used to store inventory items that, when combined to form a sub-unit or kit, are used in the final assembly of a product. In operation, several assembly stations are arranged around a continuously moving horizontal carousel. Personnel remove individual items from pre-defined shelves and add them to another shelf location that has been allocated to the kit in progress. The horizontal carousel transports the partially completed kit to the next workstation where more components are added to it. Some shelves can be used for buffer storage of kitted parts until they are needed in the assembly or production operation.
Progressive assembly horizontal carousels used in dynamic kitting applications improve inventory control, boost picking, enhance material flow and simplify operational layout, all without the added cost of software! Use of kanban-style inventory practices further simplify these applications to make them one of the least expensive methods of getting more out of your operation. Picking accuracy also improves the since the system reduces the number of times inventory is handled.
Remstar International Inc., a company of the Kardex AG Remstar International (KRI) Group of Zurich, Switzerland, is a leading provider of automated storage and retrieval systems for manufacturing, distribution and warehousing applications. For more information on Progressive Assembly Horizontal Carousels used in dynamic kitting applications call 800-639-5805 or visit the Remstar web site at www.Remstar.com.