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Compact vertical storage lifts mean faster and easier handling on a significantly smaller storage area. Now, the efficiency has been upgraded again. – The news is that you can now control Compact vertical storage lifts via mobile devices instead of via a computer, which means you save time on every order. A small investment that gives large gains, especially for pick intensive businesses in e-commerce and the retail trade.
The person at the warehouse starts the order directly from his or her mobile phone or tablet computer and only sees his/her order on the screen. This saves a great deal of time and walking along aisles, while the risk for making picking mistakes is reduced. This new and modern way of working improves the work situation and the efficiency of the storage management for each employee.
Compact vertical storage lifts are controlled by our own WMS system, Compact Store, which has been delivered to more than 200 companies. Including Rolls Royce, TetraPak and Ur&Penn. The system includes support for all of the work steps that are included in normal storage management. All of this is now available on a mobile phone or tablet computer via good WiFi.
Volkswagen Parts Logistics in Nykvarn supplies authorised workshops with spare parts for the Volkswagen Group's makes of cars in the Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish markets. Compact vertical storage lifts have increased the picking rate. – Every day, more than 14,500 rows a day are picked for 240 dealers. The spare parts warehouse has 54 vertical storage lifts, which probably makes it the largest vertical storage lift system in Scandinavia, says Peter Johansson at Weland Lagersystem.
The partnership with Volkswagen began back in 2004. – The spare parts warehouse was located in Södertälje in those days. However, the expansion of the business drove the need to increase storage capacity and a brand new spare parts facility was built in Nykvarn. This would serve as a hub for the whole of Scandinavia. Weland was entrusted with supplying space-efficient vertical storage lifts with a high picking speed because the client wanted the maximum storage capacity possible in the least possible amount of space.
Ten years on, Volkswagen Parts Logistics is now one of Scandinavia's largest vertical storage lift facilities. – This massive facility houses 54 Compact Twin automated pickers and three Compact Lifts, which are high-grade, customised, fully-automated buffer systems that are designed for unmanned operation. The buffer systems make it possible to keep an order open all day and fill it as needed, and still have it delivered the next day.
Weland Lagersystem streamline even further and take your warehouse management to the next level with our first fully automated solution. With the brand new Compact Dynamic and our innovation in warehouse management and automation we are enabling you to meet the future needs of e-commerce.
Rollco specialize in components for linear movements and automated solutions for industry. To attain a more efficient and structured way of working with their warehouse management they contacted Weland Lagersystem. The foundation in the new system are three vertical storage lifts of the type Compact Twin Heavy 2440 which are supplemented with additional load trays, different picking aids, and the WMS system Compact Store (Warehouse Management System).
With the Compact Twin Rollco could save floor space, increase the picking rate and ensure that the storage space was utilised in the best manner. Compact Twin is a unique vertical storage lift and the only one on the market that can handle two load trays simultaneously.
To further streamline the picking process Rollco chose to supplement the vertical storage lift with four different picking aids: LED strip, Put to Light, Picking display, and Foot pedal. The LED strip helps the operator by indicating where on the load tray an item should be picked. Put to Light, which allows Rollco to pick up to 20 orders simultaneously, then indicates the customer order in which the goods should be placed. The picking display shows an overview of the load tray and using the foot pedal the operator can acknowledge the picking hands-free.
In the middle of their store, Göhlins has placed a Compact Double. The vertical storage lift can store up to 100 tonnes, which is a lot for a store, and perfect for an actor like Göhlins who deliver heavier products. The machine is also directly connected to the business system which means that as soon as a customer has placed an order, it's ready for pickup or delivery.
Compact Double is a solid machine and the only vertical storage lift with this much storage space on such a small area. The principle is based on Weland Lagersystem's somewhat more common vertical storage lift Compact Twin, where the machine can fetch two trays at the same time. This means that one tray can move out ordered products while the other is working inside the machine.
- When you place an order the vertical storage lift moves up to fetch the product, regardless of if it's placed online or in-store. The vertical storage lift will then serve the product on a tray for pickup. Customers can as such feel confident that no-one else can pickup their order, says Björn Karlsson, CEO at Weland Lagersystem.
The vertical storage lift resembles a tall tower in which Göhlins stock their products. This safe system means security even for Göhlins as nobody can steal anything from the store, plus it saves a lot of time for personnel with automatic picking.
To connect vertical storage lifts to business systems is becoming more and more common, Björn explains, but for custmers to get their orders directly in the store is something unique. With this investment Göhlins show that they are in the forefront of inventory management. Björn develops further:
- Imagine if we down the road could place vertical storage lifts at delivery points. Then you need to stand in line to pickup a package and stores don't need to have personnel available. The end customer would just need to enter an order number to pickup his goods himself.
Get in touch with us if you have any doubt or are uncertain about our support, service or spare parts. We will gladly lend you a hand. If you, on the other hand, have localised the fault in the vertical storage lift and know what you need, you can quickly and simply order spare parts by email.
Just send an email with your order to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will get in touch with you once we receive the order and have shipped the spare parts to you.
The staff at the warehouse of Ur&Penn used to handle their goods manually with trolleys. By switching to storage lifts and a new pick-up solution they went from picking 250 orders to 1500 orders an hour.
From their main warehouse in Stockholm, Ur&Penn distributes products all over Sweden and Finland. With a daily delivery to 100 stores, they had to increase their capacity and needed assistance from Weland Lagersystem.
Today, Ur&Penn has achieved a unique pick-up rate. According to Björn Karlsson, CEO at Weland Lagersystem, this is due to the smart combination of the storage lift Compact Twin, the WMS-system Compact Store and the pick-up tool Put to Light.
Ur&Penn chose to invest in the storage Compact Twin, as they could save up to 70 percent more floor space compared to traditional shelving systems. The Compact Twin also has a load capacity of 50 tons and horizontal photocells that controls the height of the goods. By handling two load trays in the same sequence, with one tray in standby and one in position, the picking speed can be more than doubled.
- We are developing Compact Twin all the time and have developed several new machines that can handle longer goods and heavier weight per load tray. We also work with automation were we connect the machines with a robot, CNC machine or a process line, says Björn.
To control the storage lifts Ur&Penn installed the WMS-system Compact Store from Weland Lagersystem. The Compact Store allows the user to easily connect new features as they are needed. Which means it can cover the customer’s future needs if the size or the complexity of the warehouse is changing. The system supports normal operations such as deliveries, compilations, prioritizations, starting of new orders, filling articles and inventory.
On Weland Lagersystem’s recommendation, Ur&Penn chose to complete the storage system with the pick-up tool Put to Light and a barcode reader to ensure that the correct item is picked. It helps the operator to handle batch picking/parallel picking and indicates which order an item should be placed with after it has been picked from the storage lift.
- Ur&Penn has used all the tools we recommended for picking and that is why they have achieved such high efficiency, concludes Björn.
Weland Lagersystem has several different models of vertical storage lifts in order to find the best solution to the customer. We customize all the vertical storage lifts and help you select the correct model based on storage conditions and your business.
Two of our most popular vertical storage lifts are Compact Lift and Compact Twin. Compact Lift is a space-saving vertical storage lift as it stores high. The vertical storage lift is also suitable to use for heavy and bulky goods.
Compact Lift is Weland Lagersystem’s most basic vertical storage lift and provides much capacity for a relatively small investment. The vertical storage lift has one load tray that staff can pick from.
If it is important to increase the picking speed, then the Compact Twin model is the solution. This is a vertical storage lift with high picking speed that gives more orders per hour. By managing two load trays simultaneously, with one tray in waiting and one in picking position, the picking speed is increased as the stock does not need to wait for the goods in the service opening.
We at Weland Lagersystem puts the customer in focus and help you find the right vertical storage lift. We work according to our own project management methodology where we can quickly identify your needs, plan design, project installation and the estimated budget and schedule so you get a clear decision basis for your new investment.
Weland Lagersystem has developed a clever customization to store tyres. The storage means that the tyres are stored in a Compact Double vertical storage lift, which saves time and reduces staff costs. Traditionally, wholesales keep tyres on tyre racks similar to pallet racks. Weland Lagersystem’s customization means that the tyres instead are stored in a vertical storage lift. According to Björn Karlsson, CEO at Weland Lagersystem, a large quantity of tyres can be stored. - With several vertical storage lifts next to each other it is easy to store up to 150,000 tyres, says Björn Karlsson.
Weland Lagersystem’s vertical storage lifts makes you think smart and build effective. Vertical storage lifts help you reduce both the size and volume of the building. Weland Lagersystem has knowledgeable and experienced personnel who will assist you.
By placing the Compact vertical storage lifts in a tower outside the factory premises, larger floor areas are released and can be used for other than storage.
To build a tower outside the existing premises is easy and does not disturb ongoing activities inside the premises. Since the tower is built off the facade it can be made higher than the existing building, without having to open up the ceiling and avoiding sealing problems. Anything to get as much storage capacity as possible.
When the tower is completed, a service opening is made in the facade and the vertical storage lift installed - easily and smoothly.
Premould Huskvarna has chosen to place a Compact Lift in a "tower" outside the premises and thus increased storage capacity and freed surfaces inside the premises. In the tower there are additionally one frame for another vertical lift system in the future. The service opening in the wall is completed and temporary back-built to create minimal disturbance for future installation.
Premould manufactures tools and plastic parts in various series. The company stocks numerous tools and therefor it is important with an organised, clean and protected storage with rational management. The vertical storage lift stores about 500 different tools. Vertical storage lifts are equipped with 100% extension of the load trays so that the tools can be easily handled with a crane.
To place the warehouse out in the production area can be the optimal solution for many companies. Materials and components can then be very quickly reached and short distances can mean huge time savings.
The saving of warehouse space and reduced transport areas are important factors in supply chain management. With Weland Warehouse vertical storage lifts the goods are stored safely and are also well protected.
Weland Lagersystem are experts in stock handling and logistics and find solutions for all types of businesses. Contact us and we will help you!
The facility in Halmstad handles tin sheets on 2800 mm wide pallets. The pallets are loaded by forklift onto one side of the vertical storage lift and handled manually in the other slot. The sheets are ordered in the desired format and colour and is profiled in direct connection to the elevator machine. Tata Steel is a good example of stock handling and secure production environment.
The course can be arranged at your company or at Weland Lagersystem AB in Gislaved. Choose whatever best suits you.
Contact Jan Thuresson soonest for more information. Places are limited, so contact us as quickly as possible!
We have reinforced our maintenance and support department in order to give an additional boost to safety for you as a customer.
Jan Thuresson has been appointed maintenance engineer and training manager. Jan has a solid experience in similar work tasks in different industries.
Hampus Delbert is also a maintenance engineer with great knowledge and experience.
Both Jan and Hampus have started work in their respective positions and are in full swing maintaining vertical storage lifts and providing support to our customers.Do you need maintenance or support? Contact us!
In some operations, there is a wish for the option to take a complete tray out and ”borrow” it from the vertical storage lift. For this reason, we have developed a customized Trolley.
Trolley can make the operator's job easier, when it is possible to borrow complete trays from the vertical storage lift.
In the following cases, Trolley can facilitate and rationalise the activities: