Automated storage systems operated by stacker cranes, are installations up to 40 m. height. Usually designed with very narrow aisles resulting in very compact solutions with high storage density.
Very high safety level due to the fact that are operated by automated handling equipment controlled by software, with low level of direct human interaction. Stacker cranes move lengthwise along the aisles guided by upper and lower rails. Load units are handled in a fully automated mode.
The racking equipment of these storage solutions apart of supporting and storing the load units, have to be designed and dimensioned to absorb the forces produced by the stacker crane during its acceleration and deceleration movements.
From a constructive point of view, the componentes of the storage equipment are coincident in a height percentage with those of conventional racking systems. A special steel work structure is placed on top of the racking to fix the upper guiding rails for the cranes.