A Horizontal Carousel is a series of linked bins mounted on an oval track. When in use the bins revolve bringing the desired bin to the operator or automated picker.
Horizontal Carousels are the least expensive automated storage and retrieval system in use today. Carousels may be top or bottom driven and may be used alone or in a pod concept.
They may be stacked
vertically to take full advantage of the vertical space available, and accessed
by using a man lift, mezzanine or automated picking device.
Materials handling systems built around Horizontal Carousels are particularly well suited for high throughput picking of small items in distribution centers. Typical applications include:
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