Plenty of storage space in a footprint 50 to 80% smaller than conventional racking, fast access to material, rapid picking with accurate inventory control and flexible storage options – these are all frequent demands from small, medium and large stockholding and manufacturing companies that need to store and retrieve bar, tube, profile, sheet and other materials efficiently and economically.
To meet these needs, Kasto will present its range of automated 3D warehousing solutions and manually controlled storage systems at IMHX 2016, hosted at the NEC, Birmingham from 13-16 September 2016. These solutions are designed to lower cost per pick when accessing long stock and sheet material.
The installations can be used purely for housing and picking material for delivery to customers. Alternatively, they may be interlinked with machine tools, including Kasto’s own range of saws, as well as a customer’s MRP/ERP system to boost productivity through more efficient delivery of material to the machines, leading to faster processing of orders.
The product portfolio starts with small tower storage systems, type KastoUnitower, the stacking cradle KastoUnibloc and then, depending on demand, in-line storage systems such as KastoUniline or honeycomb storage systems KastoUnigrip and KastoUnicompact. All these automated storage systems are modular in design, based on standardised components, and are delivered tailor-made in different versions according to the number of storage locations needed.
KastoUnitower single or double sided systems are designed for lower volume storage. They have a small footprint for a high capacity, with tower heights up to 25m. Versatility of use is enhanced because storage is possible in cassettes, on pallets or on special slave pallets. Loads between 1 and 5t per storage location can be accommodated.
KastoUnibloc systems are intended for manual or automatic handling of stacking cradles, several at the same time, up to 5m high. They are designed for material lengths from 6 to 24m and for maximum loads of 6 or 9 tonnes per cradle. Twenty picks per hour are possible.
Kasto will be on Stand 10H37 at IMHX.