CarouselPort™

Meet: the three-armed workstation.

Efficient Product Flow

The CarouselPort is designed to operate in harmony with Robots to ensure the next Bin is always ready. The workstation operates with three rotating arms, each holding one Bin tray. Two arms are positioned in back of the port for Robots to place or retrieve Bins. The third arm is in the front position for picker access to the goods inside the Bin.

The carousel movement ensures busy warehouse operations keep buzzing along.

Workstation

Ergonomically Efficient

The CarouselPort remains our most popular and widely used workstation. Each generation is based on end-user data about people’s minute-to-minute work behaviors. The latest design, CarouselPort 4.0, has a redesigned safety cover that slides freely in all directions, and a new safety box with additional emergency stop options. All of these enhancements help maximize CarouselPort's efficiency, usability, and safety while lowering operating costs.

3

Rotating Arms

To maintain product flow
3
seconds

Min. Exchange Speed

Ensuring optimal productivity

Technical Specification

Measurement

W: 1560 mm (5.1 feet) / L: 1420 mm (4.7 feet) /
H: 750 mm (2.5 feet)

Bin Height Support

220 mm, 330 mm, and 425 mm Bins

Min. Bin Exchange Time

3 seconds

Maximum Bin Throughput

Mezzanine Level: 500 Bins per hour
Floor Level: 400 Bins per hour

Operational Temperature

+2° C (35.6° F) to +40° C (104° F)

Power Consumption

30 W Average (normal operations)
140 W Maximum
Specification Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to use one Port for both picking and filling goods into the Bins?

Yes. All Ports can toggle between picking and replenishment.

What happens if someone puts a hand in the Port while bins are exchanging, and the safety hatch is open?

There is a sensor in the hatch when, if pushed, will stop the entire wagon and Port.

Is it possible to increase the picking efficiency even more?

Yes, this could be achieved in a couple of ways. One is through batching. AutoStore always counts the real Bin deliveries, but through the "batch" effect the operator can consolidate several orders at the same time at one Port and reach extra picking efficiency. These orders are selected by the warehouse management system (WMS) to reach the best fit of the SKU request (e.g. the operator picks for multiple orders from one delivered Bin/SKU).

The second is by grouping several AutoStore Ports close, creating a workstation served by the same operator. Compared to a single Port workstation, the operator can achieve much higher efficiency.

And third, a combination of 1 and 2.

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Consumer behavior has changed; supply chains have not. Let's talk today to see how a CarouselPort can enhance productivity and maintain rapid order fulfillment for customers.