Westfalia's AS/RS Benefits Calculator will help manufacturers and distributors answer common questions related to the benefits of incorporating Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) earlier in the planning process. This interactive AS/RS 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 warehouse requirements contact Westfalia's sales team or send us 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?
*we are working on adding more images - currently this image may not accurately reflect the information below. Contact us for an actual image.
|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 automated storage and retrieval system 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.
The automated storage and retrieval system 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|