Kardex Remstar debuted something for everyone today at ProMat 2011: a vertical lift module for storage that offers popular features at a reasonable price and a more complex, totally redesigned vertical carousel for high-speed, demanding applications.
The Element Vertical Lift Module is designed for lower-speed, less complex applications. It offers high-density vertical tray storage in a modular structure that's easy to expand. The system's push-button controls, multiple safety features, compact footprint, and simple but flexible design make it ideal for small and medium-sized operations. Transport rollers let users relocate the module anywhere in a facility.
The German-engineered and -built Megamat RS vertical carousel is the result of the biggest redesign in a decade. One brand-new feature is a modular design that allows for easy expansion by adding sections. Also new are interchangeable, multipurpose carriers that can be equipped with inserts, roll-out drawers, intermediate shelves, and specialty holders. The carriers can be configured to hold individual items, totes, cases, bins, and cartons. The new carousel uses 40 percent less energy than the previous model, and an emergency hand crank lets work safely conclude if there is a power failure, said Coleman Roche, vice president of sales.