Written by adammaxfield on October 5, 2011 – 10:07 am -
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A quick way to cut warehouse expenses.
Many distribution centers ask the same questions hoping that a pallet rack consultant will give them a new answer. Here are a few of the questions you may be asking; “How can I store more product in my existing space” or “Why can’t I carry two pallets at the same time” or “Why does your racking systems use so much steel” or “Do you have any ideas on how I can be more productive and increase my capacity without buying robots”?
Twinlode has an answer to all of these questions for the right types of applications!
Twinlode gives you the ability to store and move two pallets at a time in a dense storage medium with less steel and high productivity.
This racking system gives a forklift operator the ability to place two pallets at a time in a deep lane storage system, which decreases the number of forklifts needed to move the same number of pallets in highly productive warehouse.
Twinlode is 6 times as productive as drive in racking, because the forklift operator is moving 2 pallets at a time and Twinlode is much easier to access than drive-in racking.
An operator can move in and out of Twinlode 3 times as fast as drive in racking.
What types of applications are Twinlode great for?
Pallets that can’t be bulk stacked to the ceiling.
Pallets can be any size.
Twinlode is great for warehouses that store many pallets of the same SKU.
True cube utilization when dealing with many pallets of the same SKU is created through this system.
When designed correctly Twinlode will create more pallet selectivity.
Is great for dock to stock in large pallet quantities, which is not possible with other types of storage.
Utilized in many applications; food and beverage, pharmaceutical, dairy, bottled water, cold storage applications and manufacturing or production.
Drive-in retrofits have become very popular, it is very common to want more productivity and higher capacities as companies grow. Twinlode makes this change quick and easy.
Twinlode will save you money by lowering your bottom-line and here is how it works…
For example, a beer distributor will receive two trailers full of the same SKU and expiration date. A single forklift operator will unload the trailers from the brewery by unloading two pallets at a time side by side with a dual fork system. The operator will than shuttle the pallets to the Twinlode and fill it from the back to the front much like drive-in racking. If the Twinlode is 7 deep and 4 high the forklift driver will fit the entire trailer in the one bay of racking with a few pallet positions to spare.
Here are a few bottom line benefits to the Twinlode system.
Twinlode is 6 times as productive as drive in racking.
The cost per bay of Twinlode is a little more than drive-in racking, when creating cost by pallet position Twinlode is much less due to the steel requirements. Twinlode uses fewer uprights without losing capacities.Twinlode has amazing space utilization due to the fact that there is less steel. Where uprights would be placed in other systems pallets are stored in a Twinlode system.
Companies using Twinlode have found that product damage is greatly reduced.
Twinlode requires much less labor and does not damage lift trucks.
By carrying two pallets at a time Twinlode cuts pallet transportation costs in half.
Twinlode has been designed with productivity and storage density in mind, few storage mediums can accomplish both goals.
Give me a call for any Twinlode questions, Adam Maxfield at (714) 514-7672.
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