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Automated Vertical Shuttles: Better Inventory Storage Infographic

Better inventory storage is essential for any business. As part of a LEAN plan, improving your storage area creates efficiencies in every aspect of your business – from employee productivity and satisfaction to space management and overhead costs. And this doesn’t just apply to manufacturing facilities. Industries like healthcare and automotive have many of the same needs for LEAN initiatives and better inventory storage.

Adapt Your Storage to Today’s Fast Paced Culture

One of the most significant changes you can make is to invest in the right storage system. While the old racking and shelving systems may have worked in the past, they just don’t cut it anymore in today’s fast paced, instant world. People want items shipped to them overnight, doctors need medical supplies on-hand for surgeries, and cars need to be repaired yesterday.

Automated Vertical Shuttles Make Necessary Changes to Your Storage

The next step in storage is automation. And the best solution for automating your storage is vertical shuttles. The infographic below illustrates why vertical shuttles are the best solution for your inventory storage.

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Gain Efficiencies in Every Area of Your Business

The numerous benefits of automation with vertical shuttles include:

  • Saving up to 85% of floor space compared to tradition shelving
  • Reducing picking labor up to 2/3
  • Improving picking accuracy by as much 99.9%
  • Interfacing picking with inventory management software
  • Managing inventory to eliminate stock-outs and reduce stock levels
  • Reducing bottlenecks and improve the flow of materials
  • Securing inventory from unnecessary losses
  • Reducing worker safety claims and enhancing ergonomics

Are You Ready to Take the Next Step?

If you want to learn more about vertical shuttles, we can help. Southwest Solutions Group® has been designing, installing, and servicing automated storage systems for decades. Click here to watch a video and get in contact with the storage expert in your area.


Advantages of Using Vertical Lifts in Your Supply Chain

The concept of LEAN is simple: eliminate waste. And if you can eliminate waste in your supply chain, it will improve every other area in your facility. Vertical lifts are designed to automate storage and retrieval of all types of parts, tools, supplies, and inventory. This automation leads to many advantages. Check out the slide show below to see what you can gain from using vertical lifts in your supply chain.

Contact Us for More Information on Vertical Lifts

Southwest Solutions Group® offers design, installation, relocation, and maintenance services for vertical lifts. Contact us today to learn how automating storage and retrieval in your facility will reduce waste in your supply chain.


Sheet Music and Instrument Storage | Shelving, Cabinets, Lockers & Carts

A Wide Range of Sheet Music and Instrument Storage Solutionsuniversity school and church Instrument storage cabinets

K-12 schools, universities, and churches frequently have problems finding efficient ways to store their sheet music and instruments. When it is time to perform, the last thing you need is missing sheet music or damaged instruments. We offer a variety of sheet music and instrument storage solutions including shelving, cabinets, lockers and carts. Our range of storage products will provide the benefits of extra floor space, easy access, better organization, and increased security.

Different Types of Shelving, Cabinets, Lockers & Carts

Keyless intelligent lockers: These lockers will store all sizes of band and orchestra instruments and provide an extremely high level of security.

Rolling folio cabinets: These cabinets will keep all your sheet music organized and easily accessible. And you can take it with you wherever you need it.

Lateral sliding shelving: This solution takes stationary open shelving and places it on tracks to create double deep storage. Because you can use your existing open shelving, the sliding shelving is a very budget friendly way to store sheet music.

Roll-out shelving units for sheet music and instrument storageInstrument storage cabinets: You can easily keep instruments in your school and church safe and secure in instruments storage cabinets.

Roll-out shelving units: The roll-out shelving units can double your sheet music storage capacity compared to traditional lateral cabinets. Also, they easily fit in awkward and tight spaces.

Stringed instrument cart: The cart is specifically designed for storing and transporting bases and cellos. You can easily carry instruments through doorways, into practice halls, and into rehearsal and performance areas.

Contact Us for Sheet Music and Instrument Storage Solutions

Southwest Solutions Group® has been providing solutions to help schools and churches efficiently store and organize sheet music and instruments since 1969. If you are searching for the best way to store sheet music and instruments in your school or church, give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message and we will put you in touch with your local representative.


Save-n-Aisle Storage Systems on GSA & TXMAS Contracts for Government Agencies

Reduce the Building Footprint of Your Government Agencysave-n-aisle storage systems high capacity system

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.

rolling double depth system save-n-aisle storage systemHow 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.pull-out system save an aisle storage

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.


Kardex Automated Storage Systems Available on TXMAS Contract

Three Automated Storage Systems Available Exclusively From Us on TXMAS Contract

the lektriever is a kardex automated storage system 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:kardex automated storage systems on txmas 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:the shuttle xp vertical lift module is a kardex automated storage systems on txmas

  • 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:lektriever file cabinet 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.

shuttle xp kardex automated storage system on txmas contractContact Us for Kardex Automated Storage Systems on TXMAS Contract

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.