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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Aisles 4 Cranes 4
Bays per Aisle 53 Levels 13
Lane Facings 5,512 Pallets per Level 4,664
SRM type Pallets across width 4,664

Increased Storage

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.

Labor Savings

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

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The information contained in this benefits calculator is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Westfalia Technologies Inc. as an interactive service to users to help define the benefits of Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS). Any projections or estimates contained within this calculator are for example only, and such projections or estimates may not accurately represent your current or future situation. For a more detailed analysis of your needs please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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