Integrated Systems for superior Performance
Our storage systems are designed to increase your productivity, optimise your storage space and improve the efficiency of your working practices. All our solutions can be adapted to meet your specific requirements.
Benchmark for Storage Solutions
If you want to store any kind of physical item, a space saving, reliable and efficient storage and retrieval solution can reduce man hours and storage costs – whether operated automatically or by hand. All of our vertical lift, vertical carousel and horizontal carousel systems work on the ‘goods to person’ principle, reducing waiting and walking times significantly.
Intelligent, highly profitable order picking systems
Integrating automated order picking solutions into an existing order picking process allows organizations to really do more with less. Automating order picking can increase picking efficiency, save floor space and improve order accuracy- leading to greater profitability.
Handling & Automation – The Pursuit of Excellence
Our automated storage and commissioning solutions enable you to make substantial efficiency savings in the way you handle your inventory.
Kardex Remstar Material Handling Solutions specialise in computer controlled automated storage and retrieval systems for manufacturing, assembly, distribution and retailing. The range of products is extremely wide, but all have one common aim – that is the pursuit of excellence. The introduction of our solutions will enable all companies to make substantial efficiency savings in the way that they handle, store and retrieve inventory.
Focus on Business, not on Documents
We assist you in managing the vast quantities of documents received as a result of the “information explosion”. As a fully integrated technology supplier we provide solutions to merge both physical and digital data; leading to impressive savings in space, productivity & accuracy. Our extensive range of document management solutions and products allows you to focus on your business, not on the documents.
Special storage conditions are often required for parts, raw materials, and products. Depending on your individual needs, we supply four optional environment solutions, which we individually integrate into your storage and retrieval system. As a result, your sensitive goods are optimally protected at all times.
Efficiency and flexibility adapted to your E-Commerce Warehouse
Maximize your efficiency and competitiveness；Create space for more goods. Save huge amounts of space；You get a flexible solution that adapts to your needs；Improve liquidity and thus the possibility of expanding your online shop；Expand the system as your online shop grows；
Retail companies and distribution warehouses
Irrespective of the size of your sales and distribution warehouse and the industry in which you operate, Kardex Remstar has solutions to increase efficiency and significantly reduce the amount of storage space used. Our automated storage systems and software solutions are tailored to the actual task and manufactured in line with the company’s expectations, regardless of whether you need an individual semi-automatic solution consisting of one or two automated storage systems, or several automated storage systems with the option to store and retrieve goods fully automatically without human intervention.
Production companies and production warehouses
Expand your production area without expanding your business premises.
Most production companies want to use as little space and time as possible for storage and instead concentrate on producing goods. Irrespective of the industry or size of the company, Kardex Remstar provides solutions that can guarantee storage and retrieval of production components, tools, or spare parts that is more effective and saves more space than if they were stored in various kinds of conventional shelving units. Automated storage systems are used in order-picking warehouses, kanban warehouses, tool warehouses, raw material warehouses, and temporary storage facilities.
Car wholesalers or retailers
With which tasks can Kardex Remstar be of assistance?
The problems faced by car retailers and wholesalers are often very different. Kardex Remstar has solutions for both sectors which can save space, improve warehouse management, and increase the efficiency of spare parts storage.
Kardex Remstar supplies solutions for individual hospital departments and as an overall package of storage and logistics measures. All of them are designed to save space and ensure that goods are handled safely and cleanly. The time saved by staff storing goods in this way can be spent on the patients instead.
Kardex Remstar has solutions for optimizing the storage of both hardware and software in the electronics industry. This applies to normal items as well as SMDs. The automated storage systems are supplied with ESD protection and can hold SMD reels (standing or lying) or sticks of all sizes.
What benefits and storage improvements can I expect by investing in Kardex automated storage systems?
Investing in automated storage systems instead of storing goods on conventional shelving and mezzanine floors, or using some other manual storage method, offers a whole range of advantages and is also financially beneficial. Automated storage systems and software from Kardex Remstar are easy to install, operate, and maintain, which means that you can expect fast and clear results.
How many different kinds of automated storage systems are there and which should I choose?
There are many different kinds of automated storage systems. The configuration of the systems is optimized to suit each individual project. The automated storage systems are often combined with a software package which further optimizes the processes.
We would like to briefly present a few different kinds of automated storage systems below. Do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.
The “lift principle” – also known as VLM. The Kardex Shuttle XP models
With this principle, a tray is conveyed to an access opening. Once the goods have been removed, the tray is returned and a new tray is conveyed to the access opening. It is possible to handle two trays in one order-picking process with the Kardex Shuttle XP models, thereby increasing efficiency. The standard tray width is between 1,250 mm and 4,050 mm. The choice of tray size depends on what it is being used for. If space needs to be created for non-active items, a tray with a width of 4,050 mm can be the right solution. Frequently needed items tend to be stored in smaller trays in several automated storage systems – all depending on requirements. With such a set-up, an operator will move between several units and the trays will be at the access openings with no waiting time.
There are storage lifts that hold crates instead of trays. Compared to automated storage systems that only hold crates, a storage system with trays makes much better use of the volume and is much more flexible, because less space is wasted in a storage system with trays than in a system with crates. Accordingly, you can store more items on the same floor space in a storage lift with trays than in a storage lift with crates. Furthermore, goods can be stored dynamically with 28 different height variations in a Kardex Shuttle XP system, which means that optimal use of the available volume can be made at all times. The height options in an automated storage system with crates, on the other hand, are limited to a handful of variations determined by the height of the crate. The tray can be divided in whatever way provides the optimal layout. The size of the tray is the only limitation governing the dimensions of the items, whereas goods stored in a storage lift with crates are limited by the dimensions of the crate. There are no performance restrictions in an automated storage system with trays. You determine the degree of order-picking efficiency yourself, because it is the result of the relationship between the tray size and the number of storage systems. Several automated storage systems with smaller trays result in more items being picked than fewer automated storage systems with larger trays.
A “lift” or “VLM” storage system with trays offers the greatest possible volume and the greatest possible flexibility for completing the most tasks with higher performance levels.
If items that are needed very frequently are being handled, then the fastest type of automated storage system on the market is the Kardex Megamat RS. It is described below.
The “paternoster principle”. The Kardex Megamat RS models.
Combined with Kardex software, the Kardex Megamat RS is the fastest automated storage solution in the world and is ideal for order-picking tasks that are carried out on a very frequent basis. There are installations in operation where just one single Kardex Megamat can supply between 500 and 1,000 trays per hour. In addition, the storage and retrieval process can be fully automated. In such cases the order-picking crates are picked fully automatically, put into storage by the automated storage systems, and transported to a consolidation area.
Accordingly, the Kardex Megamat is used for items which are needed very frequently and an operator can be fully occupied with just one single automated storage system.
The Kardex Megamat “paternoster” and the Kardex Shuttle XP “lift” together
A combination of a Shuttle XP “lift” and a Kardex Megamat “paternoster” is often the best solution for optimizing storage. The Kardex Megamat is used for items that are needed on a very frequent basis and the Kardex Shuttle XP is used for items needed less often which account for a greater volume. Take a look at the video by Alfa Laval in Søborg, which shows the way in which a Shuttle XP and a Megamat work well together. On the whole, the system is considerably faster than the operator. The system was installed in 2005 and continues to offer operational availability of more than 99.98 percent.
Low ceiling? Kardex Horizontal is the answer
Many old warehouse buildings, especially in larger cities, only have a low ceiling height of between 2.5 and three meters. It is nonetheless possible to save a significant amount of space and achieve a particularly high level of efficiency. In warehouses with low ceilings, the distances that have to be covered on foot are even longer, which is why it takes a long time to process an order. With Kardex Horizontal all items are conveyed to one order-picking area. It is not uncommon for efficiency levels to be increased by between 200 and 400 percent.
Do you need further information?
Do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you need further information. Our experienced and expert advisers will be happy to pay you a visit to discuss the various options available for your company – with no obligation. Send us an e-mail or fill in our contact form.