Horizontal Carousels

May 20, 2005
www.fkilogistex.com), a global leader in integrated material handling solutions, announces the upgrade of its industry-leading line of horizontal carousels.

www.fkilogistex.com), a global leader in integrated material handling solutions, announces the upgrade of its industry-leading line of horizontal carousels. The new software and hardware improvements offer increased flexibility in the design, specification and maintenance of FKI Logistex horizontal carousel systems, and provide an enhanced set of operating controls. FKI Logistex horizontal carousels are typically used for product picking in warehouse and distribution center operations and in buffering applications for manufacturing operations.

Software improvements to the FKI Logistex horizontal carousel line include modifications to the FKI Logistex SpectrumPlus™ warehouse control system software designed to maximize and optimize carousel control. Streamlined reporting, improved processing speed, and new inventory management functions now provide better control of the carousel induction process, carousel inventories, and product replenishment.

Hardware enhancements include a new standardized track design, which enables the use of different sized product shelves on the same carousel track. This innovative design change offers increased flexibility in the product mix that can be assigned to a single carousel.
Additional hardware changes include the replacement of DC drives with AC drives and the use of non-proprietary controls. Customers can now specify commercial, off-the-shelf control hardware.

With the widest range of horizontal carousel systems available in the material handling industry, including bottom-drive, top-drive, twin-bin and pallet versions, FKI Logistex horizontal carousels are generally configured for a single operator to pick from a pod configuration of two, three or four carousels under software control. In this type of configuration, FKI Logistex carousel systems yield significantly higher throughputs, productivity, order accuracy, service levels, and space savings when compared to traditional picking settings employing static shelves. FKI Logistex, the only bottom-drive carousel manufacturer in North America, supplies horizontal carousel systems for a variety of applications, including automotive spare parts, electronics manufacturing, medical and military supplies, and document handling.

"These enhancements to the FKI Logistex horizontal carousel line provides our customers with more design flexibility and more robust controls," says Dave Simon, director of international sales, FKI Logistex Manufacturing Systems North America. "FKI Logistex continues to set the material handling industry standard by offering customers more choices than any other supplier."
For sales and marketing information, contact Jill Raab, marketing communications coordinator, FKI Logistex Manufacturing Systems North America, by phone at (314) 993-4700 or by e-mail at [email protected].

About FKI Logistex North America
FKI Logistex® North America ( www.fkilogistex.com) is a leading provider of automated material handling solutions, supplying its customers with an integrated set of leading-edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, carousels, palletizing, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order processing software, RFID implementation, warehouse control systems, and total materials handling automation.

FKI Logistex Airport, Post and Parcel integrates high-speed sortation and conveying systems to meet the high-throughput needs of postal and parcel customers, and provides advanced baggage handling, security, and RFID track-and-tracing for airports of all sizes. FKI Logistex Manufacturing Systems builds automated material handling systems using state-of-the-art technology for storing, picking, ID solutions, palletizing, kitting, packing and shipping that enable manufacturers to process more orders per day at a lower cost. FKI Logistex Warehouse and Distribution designs high-accuracy, high-speed, high-reliability material handling, sortation, and order fulfillment solutions for warehouses and distribution centers that shrink the supply chain and maximize material handling ROI.

With projects that include many of the world's most advanced material handling operations, FKI Logistex is home to the industry's most successful and recognized brands, including Alvey palletizers, Buschman conveyors, Cleco cranes and AS/RS solutions, Crisplant sorters and baggage handling applications, IoSystems supervisory and automated control systems, Mathews conveyors, Real Time Solutions order fulfillment and picking solutions, and White carousels and automated storage solutions. For more information on FKI Logistex, click here to visit the FKI Logistex media center. For sales information, contact FKI Logistex by phone at (877) 935-4564 or by e-mail at [email protected].