Westfalia's Benefits Calculator will help users answer common questions related to the benefits of Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) earlier in the planning process. This interactive calculator provides users a preliminary look at what a high-density automated warehouse design would look like based on their own calculations. For a more detailed analysis of your specific requirements contact Westfalia's sales team or send your calculated data below.
Step 1: What are the size of your current pallets?
Use the scroll bar or type in the current size of the unit load including overhang and skew (in inches).
Step 2: How large is your building?
Use the scroll bar or type in the current size of your warehouse.
Step 3: Describe your throughput (production / receiving)
Use the scroll bar or type in the design year input (production/receiving) and output (shipping/pick replenishment) rates (pal/hr).
What could your high density warehouse look like?
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|Bays per Aisle||53||Levels||13|
|Lane Facings||5,512||Pallets per Level||4,664|
|SRM type||Pallets across width||4,664|
|Square Feet||Cubic Feet|
|Pallet Storage||Sq Feet per Pallet|
Benefits of high density storage
Reduce product damage and increase accuracy
In a conventional warehouse, transporting a high volume of heavy unit loads over long distances can lead to increased product damage and insufficient accuracy. An AS/RS increases accuracy, productivity and greatly reduces product damage through the use of a Storage/Retrieval Machine (S/RM), designed with the flexibility to cover large horizontal and vertical distances.
With an average conventional product damage rate of 0.5%, producing 10,000,000 cases annually using manual material handling applications, your current damage rate averages at 5,000 cases per year.
Utilizing an AS/RS eliminates this product damage by using precise laser positioning of the S/RM allowing for safe handling of pallets. Savanna.NET® Warehouse Management System (WMS) supports the AS/RS, tracking and controlling your inventory in realtime, thus increasing accuracy and eliminating product damage.
AS/RS reduces labor costs while lowering workforce requirements and increasing safety. A typical conventional manually operated counterbalanced fork-truck, handles an average of 15 pallets per hour. Based on your required total throughput rates of 205 pallets per hour, an AS/RS utilizing Tandem cranes, handling an average of 85 pallets per hour, does the work of 15 fork trucks.
|Crane Style||tandem||Fork Trucks Replaced||2|
|Throughput Per Crane||55||Total Crane Throughput||50|