tunnel type stacker connection mode

tunnel type stacker connection mode

The common connection between the high-rise shelf area and the operation area of the automated warehouse

For the automatic warehouse using the tunnel stacker, the tunnel stacker can only run in the elevated area of the tunnel, so it also needs a variety of handling equipment with it, so that the warehouse operation area, the warehouse operation area (including inspection tally, packaging, shipping and other operations) and the high-rise shelf area are connected to form a complete logistics system. It is the problem to be solved in the overall design.

In general, there are four common modes of connection between the high-rise shelf area and the working area.

1. Forklift truck – access station

This is the simplest configuration, set up at the end of the shelf in and out of the storage station. The pallet is transported from the warehousing operation area to the inlet reservoir area by a handling vehicle (forklift truck, rail car, unmanned carrier, etc.), and the pallet is taken by a stacker in the elevated area. When discharging, the cargo unit is taken out from the cargo compartment by the stacker, placed on the discharging platform, picked up by the handling vehicle, and sent to the discharging operation area.

2. Continuous conveyor mode

This connection is the most common way in some large automatic warehouses and production lines, and the entire in-and-out storage system can be designed into various forms according to needs. The inbound and outbound storage transportation system can be set up separately (such as at both ends of the warehouse or in different planes), and can also be integrated into one, which can be exported and imported. It is also possible to configure some lifting platforms, as well as weighing, testing and sorting devices to meet the needs of the system.

3. AGV mode

This connection is made by AGV and in-lane conveyors into and out of the warehouse system. Some automated warehouses connected with automated production lines, such as raw material warehouses in cigarette factories, often use this method. The biggest advantage of this in-and-out system is that the system is flexible, and the number of AGVs can be increased as needed.

4. Shuttle bus mode

This connection mode is composed of conveyor in the lane, shuttle car and warehouse conveyor system. Shuttles are widely used in automated warehouse systems because of their quick action and easy replacement. Its flexibility is between the conveyor and the AGV, and it is a cost-effective inbound and outbound conveying system.