Due to budget and space constraints, government agencies are looking to reduce their building footprint. The idea is to stop expanding and start saving by co-locating and consolidating stored items. This will allow you to build or lease less space to lower real estate costs. One area that is often overlooked is your storage space. With save-n-aisle storage systems, it’s easy to transform your storage area into an organized, easily accessible space that will reduce the overall footprint of your government agency.
How Do Save-n-Aisle Storage Systems Work?
What does save-n-aisle mean exactly? Instead of having an aisle in between every row of shelving, you can “save an aisle” by removing these unnecessary access aisles. There are a few different types of save-n-aisle storage systems: a high capacity system, a rolling double depth system, and a pull-out system.
The high capacity system works by placing shelves onto carriages that are mounted onto tracks attached to the floor. The shelves move on the tracks to compact together. When you need to access stored items, you simply push a button or turn a handle and the system opens up an aisle. This system will also work with all kinds of cabinets and racks.
The rolling double depth system works with two rows of shelving, one in front of the other. The front shelving sections roll back and forth on floor tracks to allow access to items stored in the stationary back row. This system works with both shelves and cabinets, including your existing ones.
With the pull-out system, shelves slide in and out, making access aisles unnecessary. The natural egress aisle in front of the cabinet is used as an access aisle so that the system can fit in tight spaces, between wall columns, in alcoves, and more.
Contact Us for Save-n-Aisle Storage Systems GSA TXMAS
Reducing your building footprint isn’t the easiest thing for government agencies to do, but with the “save an aisle” concept you can make a big difference. All of our save-n-aisle storage systems are available on GSA and TXMAS contracts. Contact us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message, and we will put you in touch with the specialist in your area.
Three Automated Storage Systems Available Exclusively From Us on TXMAS Contract
Southwest Solutions Group® is the exclusive provider of Kardex Automated Storage Systems on TXMAS Contract. Kardex Automated Storage Systems can be used in a variety of applications throughout government agencies, the military, universities, k-12 schools, municipalities, police departments, healthcare facilities, libraries, and more. With three different Automated Storage Systems – Megamat RS Vertical Carousel, Shuttle XP Vertical Lift Module, and Lektriever File Cabinet – we have something for everyone.
Automated Storage System #1: Megamat RS Vertical Carousel
The Megamat RS Vertical Carousel fuses reliability and security to create a dynamic Automated Storage System. Here are just some of the features and benefits of the Megamat RS Vertical Carousel:
- Recovers Floor Space: The Megamat RS Vertical Carousel takes advantage of unused overhead space and will recover up to 75% of the floor space.
- Improves Ergonomics: Because this Automated Storage System delivers shelves and drawers with stored items to an ergonomically correct height, it eliminates the need for the operator to bend over, reach down, or climb up when retrieving a stored item.
- Enhances Safety & Security: The Megamat RS Vertical Carousel is equipped with both personnel and product photocells for maximum safety. A lockable door protects stored items from unauthorized access.
- Increases Picking Accuracy: Various pick-to-light technologies can be integrated to increase accuracy up to 99%.
Automated Storage System #2: Shuttle XP Vertical Lift Module
The combination of storage density, flexibility, efficiency, and security makes the Shuttle XP Vertical Lift Module an ideal Automated Storage System for numerous functions throughout any government organization. Here are just some of the reasons to use the Shuttle XP Vertical Lift System:
- Saves Floor Space: The Shuttle XP Vertical Lift Module provides true floor-to-ceiling storage by using overhead space and can recover up to 85% of floor space.
- Improves Ergonomics & Safety: With this Automated Storage System there is no longer a need for employees to bend, reach, squat, or climb to retrieve a stored item because all items are automatically delivered to an ergonomically positioned access window.
- Increases Productivity & Accuracy: Available pick-to-light technology immediately identifies the item and quantity to be picked, which will increase productivity by up to 2/3 while providing the highest levels of accuracy, up to 99.9%.
- Provides Flexibility: Each tray within the Shuttle XP Vertical Lift Module can be programmed to meet your needs: slower speeds for sensitive items; positioning fast moving trays in the “Golden Zone” for fast retrieval; and restricted access to individual trays.
Automated Storage System #3: Lektriever File Cabinet
The Lektriever File Cabinet meets all Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and guidelines for forward reach over an obstruction, knee clearance, maximum high forward reach, front approach and side approach. Here are additional features and benefits of this ADA Compliant Automated Storage System:
- High Density: The Lektriever File Cabinet uses overhead space, which will save up to 70% of the floor space compared to traditional lateral file cabinets.
- Flexible Storage Design: There are 8 to 31 carriers available for each unit to match your storage needs.
- Adjustable Work Counter: The ergonomic work counter easily adjusts up and down to meet the ideal standing or sitting height of the user. Also, an overhead task light for increased visibility.
- Controlled Access: The Kardex Lektriever has locking security doors to keep confidential stored items safe from unauthorized access.
- Range of Controls: There are multiple styles and levels of controls available from basic push button to PC integration.
- Safety Features: The Electric Lateral File System has numerous safety features to protect stored items and users including a full safety light curtain, emergency stop buttons, and two safety touch bars.
We can provide any of these Kardex Automated Storage Systems on TXMAS Contract. For more information, give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message to speak with the representative in your area.
Why Should Your Business Automate Storage & Retrieval?
Your warehouse floor space is expensive, and the value of it varies depending on the activity occurring in that space. When it’s used for stationary racks and storage rather than production lines or other revenue generating functions, you are losing out on profits. The stationary racks in your storage area mean workers are picking one order at a time, which slows down their picking speed because they are often walking several miles a day. They can also become fatigued and injured due to the constant walking, bending, climbing, and twisting they do while searching for items, which means they can’t do their jobs to the best of their abilities. This can lead to picking mistakes that can cost your company time and cause customers frustration. Kardex Remstar Carousels & Lifts will automate storage & retrieval to eliminate all of these problems so that your business can stop focusing on lost time and money and instead focus on growth and profits.
Kardex Remstar Carousels & Lifts Optimize Floor Space to Make Room for Value Added Activities
- Save up to 85% of floor space
- Floor to ceiling space utilization
- Eliminate wasted aisle floor space
- Maximize every square inch within the unit
- Inventory management software designed to dynamically manage cube space within the unit
Kardex Remstar Carousels & Lifts Improve Picking Accuracy to Increase Customer Retention
- 99.9% pick accuracy
- Reduced picking mistakes
- Fewer returned orders & restocking
- Fewer re-picked items due to shipping mistakes
- Improved customer satisfaction
- Increased repeat customers
Kardex Remstar Carousels & Lifts Reduce Labor Costs by Increasing Productivity
- Reduce labor by 2/3 and keep pick levels the same
- Deliver stored items to the operator & eliminate unproductive travel time
- Optimized machine movement – all items are picked in one machine rotation or cycle
- Pick lights indicate which item & quantity to pick, eliminating time spent searching for the right part
Kardex Remstar Carousels & Lifts Improve Ergonomics to Increase Workplace Safety
- 100% safe and ergonomic access
- Goods to person delivery eliminates climbing, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling associated with shelving and cabinets
- OSHA friendly storage and retrieval solution
- Easily integrate hoists, lifts, carts, and transport tables into the workstation
- Multiple safety features protect both workers and stored items
Kardex Remstar Carousels & Lifts Reduce Bottlenecks and Increase Throughput with Batch Picking
- Increase picking speeds by 800%
- Fulfill multiple orders at one time
- Reduce bottlenecks in shipping & manufacturing
- One pick fills multiple orders
- Extend order cutoff times to meet customer demand
- Easily accommodate hot picks
Contact Us Today for Kardex Remstar Carousels & Lifts
Southwest Solutions Group® is a full service dealer of Kardex Remstar Carousels & Lifts. We will provide design, installation, relocation, and maintenance services for Kardex Remstar Carousels & Lifts to automate storage & retrieval in your facility. Give us a call toll-free at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message to speak with the representative in your area today.
Create Beautiful and Functional Spaces with KI Architectural Movable Walls
The main purpose of a wall is to divide space and provide privacy. With KI Architectural Movable Walls, you can quickly and easily create and reconfigure your office space any time your needs change. Both lines of are KI Architectural Movable Walls, Genius® and Lightline™, are cost-effective and sustainable and can be used for storefront and divisional space applications. For example, you can use the Architectural Movable Walls for basic offices and communal areas that just need a basic enclosure with a sound barrier, or for management offices and executive boardrooms where more elegance and structure is required.
Genius Architectural Movable Walls
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Lightline Architectural Movable Walls
The Lightline Wall’s distinctive ability to be specified with unlimited butt-glazing allows you to design spaces with no visual breaks. KI’s Lightline Architectural Movable Walls seamlessly connect to maximize natural light and create brighter, more attractive spaces, which warms the interior environment to enhance worker morale and productivity. (Click to read more about the Lightline Walls)
Designing and Installing KI Architectural Movable Walls
Southwest Solutions Group® provides businesses and offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio with Genius and Lightline KI Architectural Movable Walls that are tailored to your unique requirements. Send us a message or give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 so we can put you in touch with the KI Wall expert in your area.
Storage and retrieval operations are an important part of material handling facilities, but they also require a large investment in inventory management, floor space, and personnel. One way to improve the productivity, space efficiency, and inventory management of your storage and retrieval operations is with a Titan Industriever Shuttle XP Vertical Storage System. The Titan Industriever Shuttle XP will lower your operating overhead costs, lower labor costs, and provide a safer work environment for employees (see Titan Industriever Shuttle XP images).
The Titan Industriever Shuttle XP is a vertical storage tower that shuttles large parts’ storage trays from as high as 60’ to an ergonomic work counter. Workers pick parts from the trays using a computerized inventory management software/interface. Typically, you can have your entire parts inventory stored in one or two Titan Industriever Shuttle XP units, which can reduce your storage area by 85% compared to traditional stationary storage shelving (watch Titan Industriever Shuttle XP video) .
Parts stored on the vertical storage trays are brought directly to the operator at a waist-high ergonomic work counter, eliminating walking, climbing, and searching for stored parts. Typically, one person using a Titan Industriever Vertical Storage System can pick as many parts in an hour as three people can pick parts from stationary bin shelving. The Titan Industriever Shuttle also improves employee safety, parts security, and worker morale in picking operations.
The Titan Industriever Shuttle XP is equipped with integrated inventory management software designed to enhance picking productivity and reduce inventory costs by managing inventory reorder points and inventory levels (read how the Titan Industriever Shuttle XP can help you build smaller buildings).
Titan Industriever Shuttle XP Vertical Storage System Benefits
• Saves up to 85% of floor space compared to traditional storage methods
• Software optimizing inventory control management
• Quick return on investment
• Scalable design for expanding storage capacity at a later date
• Stores a wide range of part sizes (small, medium, large)
• Provides a lockable secured storage environment for inventory
Contact Us to Find Out How a Titan Industriever Shuttle XP Can Work For You!
Contact us today at 1-800-803-1083 or send us an email for a free storage analysis to see how a Titan Industriever Shuttle XP vertical storage system can increase your facility’s productivity and inventory management.