It is in the worst conditions that extraordinary innovations give their best
Technical, operational, economical and functional – these are just some of the strong points that an innovative system like Smoov provides for the rationalization of both the warehouse and goods handling. A range of possibilities that make for more adaptability, flexibility and reliability.
Choosing Smoov makes it possible to create automatic warehouses in more challenging situations such as pre-existing premises with obstructions, shapes or dimensions which would normally make them unusable.
Below are some of the main examples:
Smoov is able to overcome the limits imposed by height restrictions which make the use of AS/RS technology difficult by using small-sized automation units which move horizontally.
Presence of support columns
A Smoov warehouse can easily be adapted to flow around pillars or other structural obstacles and allow simple installation of the system.
Smoov ASRV technology can be simply adapted to the most oddly-shaped premises to exploit every area to the full.
The technical and economic modular structure of the ASRVs, and the absence of physical limits for a delimited area of the warehouse, mean considerable flexibility in terms of:
• Surface area dimensions
The warehouse dimensions (no. of pallet positions) can be extended in any direction in a very short time, quickly adapting to unexpected necessities.
• Production capability
It is possible to vary production capability (no. of operations per hour), independently of any changes being carried out simultaneously to the warehouse dimensions. This can be accomplished quickly by varying the number of ASRVs in operation, either buying or hiring them.
A warehouse can be created to respond to very different requirements, hypothesizing situations with high selectivity (and low density) or high density (and low selectivity).
Every warehouse may also provide areas with different degrees of selectivity and density where the physical configuration can be varied over time with very little work.
The advantages described above make it possible to create a warehouse of any type or size without the need to predict future requirements and risk too great an investment for current needs. The warehouse can easily be modified over time as requirements become concrete.
The nature of Smoov ASRV technology makes the automation process particularly reliable for the following reasons:
• Distributed automation
The operation of Smoov in a fleet provides greater operational continuity as the ASRV vehicles are not bound to a specific area of the warehouse. In this way a whole section of the warehouse is not out of operation when a temporarily out of order vehicle is substituted.
• Rapid replacement
If there should be more serious technical problems, the technical assistance provided by Smoov Aid Point ensures that the non-operational ASRV is substituted within a few hours using the Smoov Courtesy service. This level of assistance is only available using Smoov technology because of the small size of the ASRVs and the absence of physical connections between the warehouse structure and the ASRV, which allow rapid replacement using plug and play technology.
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