Storage Systems - Long Profiles and Panels - Wood

Storage Systems

Make optimum use of the available storage space

Ensure that the flow of essential parts will be safe, smooth, efficient and highly cost-effective

Long shaped products or industrial components require bespoke storage systems that allow goods to be stored and retrieved quickly, safely and efficiently and, of course, make optimum use of the available floor space.

CTI Systems offer a variety of long goods storage schemes that ensure that the flow of essential parts from the store to the production line will be safe, smooth, efficient and highly cost-effective – whatever your application.


High-bay Storage System

While often a feature of new clad-rack building projects, high-bay storage systems can also be designed to operate within existing facilities. Solutions can be developed that are compatible with the physical dimensions of the customer’s site as well as the characteristics of the products stored within it. The aisles of high-bay storage systems are served by stacker cranes that access each storage position or picking location and can operate up to a height of 40 metres.

High-bay warehouses can – among other solutions - feature Honeycomb or Cantilever racking. Honeycomb storage is a proven solution at sites where long products are stored in depth and direct access to the product is required. However, depending on the product, Cantilever racking may represent the best option. Facilitating easy storage and retrieval of even the most complex or bulky materials of almost any length, Cantilever arms are connected to the upright sections of the racking structure to create the required storage levels.

Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS)

Capable of moving items weighing as much as 40 tonnes at speeds of up to 20 metres per minute, Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) technology increases productivity and minimises picking and put-away errors.

AS/RS can be configured to meet a user’s load capacity, the size of the storage system and the type of products being handled – and this flexibility makes the technology suitable for a wide range of applications across many different industry sectors.

The right material handling equipment is fundemental to the efficient performance of any busy production facility.

Lift and Run Dynamic Storage System

CTI Systems has pioneered lift and run dynamic storage technology for long profiles. Designed for facilities where a significant number of different product lines have to be organised and processed, sophisticated lift and run solutions are an ideal choice for production sites where batches of profile have to be prepared for trimming. The systems are particularly suitable for the manufacturing and construction sectors.

Consisting of a highly innovative combination of honeycomb racking served by high speed shuttles and goods lifts, lift and run storage systems deliver ultra-efficient long profile handling performance and optimum flow speeds to ensure minimum ‘dead time’ at every stage of the production process.

The man characteristics of lift and run dynamic storage systems are:

  • A storage capacity of between 50 and 400 storage locations;
  • Dynamic throughput capacity ranging from 60 to120 combined cycles per hour;
  • Modular, flexible and scalable solutions to match your business’s needs;
  • Compatibility with other storage systems and automated or operator-controlled picking devices.

Stacked Storage System

A stacked storage system is a cost-efficient, compact, simple – yet highly effective – method of storing long profiles in bundles or within various types of cassette. Suitable for manufacturing facilities in all industry sectors, it is an ideal solution for small or medium-sized storage and dispatch systems.

Typically, systems are built 5 to7 levels high and most projects are not restricted by the weight of the products to be stored. Ground level picking locations are accessed directly, while upper levels are reached by a shuttle that automatically raises or lowers the operator platform to the correct position within the system from where pre-programmed order batches can be retrieved in safety and comfort.

Warehouse management system (WMS) software interfaces with the user’s manufacturing system or ERP software to control inventory movement and organise product flow to optimise storage and retrieval performance.

A stacked storage system offers:

  • The most compact storage solution;
  • A storage capacity ranging from 50 to more than 300 stillage locations;
  • Compatibility with buildings with an eaves height of 5.5 metres or more;
  • Single or multiple stacking rows;
  • A modular, flexible and scalable design that can be adapted to keep pace with a business’s changing needs.

Other Storage Systems

CTI Systems' extensive product portfolio combined with our ability to design bespoke technology and solutions tailored to meet a client’s precise requirements, allows us to deliver the ideal storage solution for any application.

From high-bay warehouses fitted out with cantilever racking, through storage towers to stacker cranes – CTI Systems has the technology and system design and integration expertise to produce best-in-class storage and intralogistics schemes that meet the demands of industrial clients the world over.

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