The new compact warehouse psb microstore is the entry into the automatic storage of small parts in the goods-to-person system for limited budgets: »lean« and yet powerful.
The lean warehouse solution is implemented with a racking system, a vario.sprinter shuttle for storing and retrieving the goods and a lift that transports the shuttle with the goods to the different storage levels. The system is complemented by a picking workstation, arranged on the side, which automatically provides up to 150 totes per hour.
Depending on the individual requirements, the goods are automatically stored single- or multi-deep in totes or trays with basic dimensions of 600×400 mm or 650×450 mm and a weight of up to 70 kg. Where trays are employed, totes or cartons that are used at the customer as well as small storage units can also be handled by simply placing them on the trays.
Almost any height and length variant can be realized. The compact warehouse is tailored exactly to the specific conditions and requirements of the customer’s project. This allows the optimal utilization of the available floor space and height as well as the exact design for the required capacity and performance.
Compared to manual storage solutions, the psb microstore offers decisive advantages:
In contrast to other lean storage solutions, such as paternoster cabinets or lifting beam systems, the psb compact warehouse is neither limited in height nor in length: the warehouse represents a very efficient automated solution even in buildings of low height. The workers do not need to walk around because regardless of the length of the compact warehouse, the stored goods are provided directly at the order picking station.
Since only the required storage tote is moved during each storage/retrieval procedure, the microstore can also be operated more energy-efficiently than comparable warehousing solutions. The exceptional concept also allows manual access to all stored goods at any time, for example in the event of a power supply failure.
The psb microstore is designed as stand-alone concept. The storage and retrieval processes as well as the stock and user management are controlled via a terminal at the order picking workstation.
Via an optional interface, the compact warehouse can also be integrated into a complex system landscape, and additional functions can be implemented where required.
The psb compact warehouse is based on the successful vario.sprinter shuttle system by psb. Innovative, tried-and-tested standard components provide for high system availability and reliability.
The combination of highly-efficient components and the recovery of braking energy keeps the power consumption for the operation of the warehouse extremely low.
The psb compact warehouse offers a wide range of applications. It can be used as spare parts or tool storage, as well as consolidation warehouse or micro-fulfillment solution. Many other applications are feasible.
Even in companies that already operate large automated warehouse systems, the microstore can show its strength as useful addition where smaller decentralized warehousing tasks are to be solved at reasonable costs.
For planning a tailored microstore, only few basic data are requested: