Vanderlande Industries (Marietta, Ga.) has launched its QUICKSTORE Microshuttle, an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) as part of its QUICKSTORE line of miniloads, shuttles and load-handling devices. The company says these shuttles can move between different levels within the racking via a lift, and provide an energy-efficient system for low-to-medium throughput applications. Another benefit of this system, according to Vanderlande, is the ability to scale the systems with additional shuttles. Because they have wireless communications and “on-board energy,” there is little overhead in expansion — no need to build new power rails in the aisles as needs expand. Braking energy is used to reload the on-board capacitors, and a combination of motor performance, acceleration and speed also makes the Microshuttle energy efficient to use.
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