Storage/Retrieval Machine integrates independent cabin lift.

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Storage and Retrieval Machine (SRM) features employee lift cabin that is independent from vertical pallet lift and load carrying device. Ability to transport one person in lift cabin up mast avoids practice of climbing up service ladder, enhancing safety and flexibility of warehousing staff during maintenance. Available in 2 models, one has regular cabin with controls in dead man's mode, while the other operates via mobile control panel.

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Westfalia Offers an Independent SRM Cabin for Easier Maintenance Brings Safety of Customers to Forefront

York, Pa - Westfalia is expanding its product range with a new Storage & Retrieval Machine (SRM) option sure to spark interest in the market. They have developed an SRM with a separate employee lift cabin which is independent from the vertical pallet lift and its load carrying device. It is able to transport one person in the lift cabin up the mast of the SRM, thereby avoiding the practice of climbing up the service ladder. Westfalia's supply chain experts developed this new SRM feature to enhance the safety, comfort and flexibility of automated warehousing staff during preventative and periodic maintenance.

"We bring the safety needs of our customers to the forefront with our new technology," explains Dan Labell, President Westfalia Technologies, Inc. "Placing a moveable independent cabin on the Storage and Retrieval Machine (SRM) provides additional safety and comfort for personnel operating and maintaining an automated warehousing system. This user-related feature adds real value to our customers, especially in the frozen food industry," states Labell. "At temperatures of -28 °C the employee who is restricted in his movement due to thermal clothing will be happy about any form of assistance."

Westfalia offers two models of this new SRM lift cabin: the regular cabin with the controls put in dead man's mode, and another which operates via a mobile control panel. In either model, the new lift cabin maximizes user safety and speeds the access to the top of the Storage/Retrieval Machine. This new flexible technology is available not only for new customers, but may be retrofitted on some existing SRMs too depending on mast design. To learn more, contact Westfalia at 800-673-2522 or 717-764-1115.

About Westfalia Technologies, Inc. (
Westfalia Technologies, Inc. is a leader in providing logistics software and material handling equipment for plants, warehouses and distribution centers. Their expertise in combining software (WMS) development with automated equipment manufacturing reveals Westfalia's ability to deliver turn-key solutions to meet each client's specific needs with unsurpassed quality and control. To learn more about Westfalia's products, including Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) and Savanna.NET® Warehouse Management Systems, visit

Pictured: New SRM featured at Cemat 2011.

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