Warehouse Storage Systems and Solutions

Secure Your Stock, Reduce Damage, Optimise Space, Increase Productivity and Accuracy

Whether for heavy unit loads like pallets or smaller loads like totes and cases, storage is a fundamental requirement of every distribution centre. 

Yet storage is a paradox. On one hand it adds value by providing a critical buffer between your processes and your customer. But on the other, it adds significant real estate, building and inventory costs.

Dematic offers a wide range of storage solutions designed to minimise and mobilise your stock. We can help you organise and control inventory on pallets, cartons (totes) and garments-on-hangers. No matter the scale of your facility, the type of inventory, or how it's packaged, our storage solutions offer your business important advantages.

Dematic Warehouse Storage System advantages

  • Fully optimised use of space 
  • Increased product security 
  • Consistent operation in ambient, freezer, or chilled environments 
  • Flexibility for peak periods and seasonal products 
  • Improved accuracy 
  • Scalable solutions that grow with your business 

Dematic storage solutions are modular so your system can be tailored to meet your business needs. They’re also scalable, allowing your system to grow right along with your operations. 

With Dematic software, you’ll have up-to-date data on your inventory and valuable insights into your operations.

Typical applications and uses of warehouse storage solutions

  • Automated storage and handling
  • Ingredient/component store for manufacturing
  • Dispatch buffer
  • Order fulfilment engine
  • Picking areas with manual or automated replenishment

Increased Storage Density

When your inventory is organised, you get better visibility of stock levels, faster fulfilment of orders and improved space utilisation. Each type of storage offers a different level of density, with highly automated solutions offering the best density. 

An AS/RS combined with satellite storage could store pallets automatically several pallets deep, accessed by a few aisles. For small items, an AutoStore™ system could provide very high storage density, accessed from the very top of the system by AutoStore robots.

Dematic storage solutions can be designed to fit your existing facility, making the best possible use of your facility footprint and height.

What are the different warehouse storage systems?

Dematic storage systems range from static shelving and racking all the way up to fully automated systems. From large volumes of fast-moving product to slower movers with lots of inventory, Dematic provides these options:

AS/RSs help organise stock, access it quickly, optimise space and reduce reliance on labour.

A typical automated warehouse storage system includes a high-density shelving system and robotic load handling devices, which move products in and out of shelving. For pallets, this is likely to be a storage-retrieval machine (SRM) such as the Dematic UL1200 I. SRMs are also referred to as cranes. For smaller items stored in cartons or totes, this could be a miniload AS/RS or a multishuttle system.

Switching to an automated warehouse storage system from a forklift or fully manual system can vastly improve product handling efficiency and provide a safer warehouse.

Benefits of Dematic Unit Load AS/RS

High-Density Storage: Storage & Retrieval Machines (SRMs) rapidly move loads of up to 1,500 kilograms in and out of a secured rack structure that can be over 42 metres tall. With single, double and multi-deep satellite storage options, Dematic Unit-Load AS/RS systems offer outstanding space utilisation in ambient, chilled, or freezer environments.

Rapid Access with Minimum Labour: With different options for moving single or multiple loads in a single cycle, Dematic SRMs can achieve throughput rates as high as 60 loads in/out per hour. Intelligent software and controls allow these systems to operate unattended around the clock.

Efficient, Accurate, Reliable: Dematic Unit-Load AS/RS systems operate in an efficient “lights-out” environment. They are designed for mission critical applications to ensure easy maintenance and maximum uptime. The latest controls technology ensures high efficiency and accuracy.

Finding the right warehouse storage solution for your business

Whether it’s a single type of storage or a combination of technologies, the right storage solution can have a significant positive impact on your operations by making the best use of available space and significantly improving both processes and service levels.

When choosing a solution, consider the following:

  • Number of stock item types
  • Number of each item 
  • Throughput rate
  • Physical size and weight of each item
  • Growth expectations

Dematic has extensive experience matching businesses with the ideal storage solutions for their unique business needs. 

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