The Kardex Horizontal is an automated computer controlled horizontal carousel based on the "Goods to the Man" principle. The Kardex Horizontal has been successfully installed in a wide range of applications up to a height of 4.1m and a payload of 60 tons. Much reduced walking and waiting time, combined with software control of
picking sequences ensures that the Kardex Horizontal delivers an excellent Return on Investment (ROI). In addition to the speed of pick, accuracy of pick is essential and operators are guided by pick to light systems which ensure almost 100% accuracy.
Kardex horizontal carousels have been successfully installed in a wide range of applications. Return on investment will vary from one company to another, but the common elements of the financial equation are:
Increase order-picking productivity (output per employee):
Greater productivity as inefficient activities such as walking and waiting are eliminated
Greater accuracy of pick, due to software control of inventory and pick to light systems .
Higher customer satisfaction as "right first time" goals are easier to achieve through new processes.
Save time - The "Goods to Man" principle eliminates unproductive, long search times, the result is a fast and accurate retrieval. The Kardex horizontal system always travels the shortest distance to the pick station, where a pick to light system will indicate the correct bin for stock retrieval. The horizontal carousel revolutionizes previous stores and distribution routines eliminating non productive activities
Save space - The total dimensions of the overall carousel, allowing for picking stations, ensures that maximum storage capacity is available within a minimum footprint.
Large carrier loads - A Kardex horizontal can store a total bay load of up to 60 tonnes and each bay is suspended individually from a rugged overhead guide rail track.