Kardex Remstar solutions help companies looking for opportunities to speed up intralogistics, increase productivity.
Many stored goods are vulnerable to temperature changes. This applies to a very vast range of products, which require storage at constant temperatures. For these applications, the Shuttle XP Vertical Lift Module (VLM) and the Megamat RS vertical carousel both come equipped with an integrated air conditioning system to protect stored goods. The available temperature range is from -25°C to +65°C (-13°F to +149°F), and a model of the Megamat RS vertical carousel was also designed in particular for the storage of blood reserves at -30°C (-22°F).
Common applications are process technology (+60°C, +140°F), warehouse temperature (+20°C, +68°F), refrigerator (+5°C, +41°F), and deep freezer (-25°C, -13°F).
Two sealed off, airlock doors – one in front and a second door behind the access opening – minimize external exposure to the internal environment of the system. These doors reduce the exchange of air during storage and retrieval processes. This temperature-controlled environment can be contained within the unit, depending on the site constraints, requiring minimal floor space and cube, thus minimizing operating costs.
Cleanroom Solutions for a Particle-Free Environment
Most semi-conductor manufacturers, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies need storage and retrieval systems that can operate in cleanroom conditions. Whether it is for sterile instruments in the operating room or particle-free components for semi-conductor production, cleanroom solutions from Kardex Remstar offer conditions in compliance with ISO 14644 Standards, covering cleanroom Classes 5 to 8 (or Classes 100 to 100,000).
To keep the amount of particles in the air as low as possible, the Shuttle VLM, for example, is now equipped with roller-based trays instead of slider-driven trays. The advantage of roller trays is that they utilize rollers, which do not produce dust. In both systems, the VLM and vertical carousel, controlled air streams ensure cleanroom conditions are maintained inside the machines.
Dry Solutions Save Resources, Costs
With a particular focus on the semi-conductor industry, Kardex Remstar engineers have further developed its dynamic storage and retrieval systems into dry room applications with a relative humidity at or below 5%. In addition to a sealing system and an airlock in the access opening, a special dehumidification device is designed for use with the VLM and vertical carousel ensures humidity levels are maintained within the unit.
The solutions for special climate conditions have been designed as standard products that can be easily adjusted to meet individual and unique customer requirements. The solutions will ensure that stored goods are kept within the required parameters. With temperature control, cleanroom and dry room storage capabilities, dynamic solutions from Kardex Remstar have the capacity to control processes and increase productivity.