Westfalia presents a new storage and retrieval machine (SRM) that is designed to enhance the safety, comfort, and flexibility of automated warehousing staff during preventative and periodic maintenance. The new SRM offers a separate employee lift cabin that is independent from the vertical pallet lift and its load carrying device. It is able to transport one person in the lift cabin up the mast of the SRM, thereby avoiding the practice of climbing up the service ladder.
This user-related feature is especially suited to automated storage systems installed at sites in the frozen food industry where the low temperatures require the employee to wear thermal clothing that can restrict movement.
Westfalia offers two models of this new SRM lift cabin: the regular cabin with the controls put in dead man's mode and one which operates via a mobile control panel. In either model, the new lift cabin maximizes user safety and makes it quicker to access the top of the storage/retrieval machine. This new flexible technology may also be retrofitted on some existing SRMs depending on mast design.
Company: Westfalia Technologies
Company URL: www.westfaliausa.com