vertical lift module VLM

Alcoa’s Howmet Castings

Vertical carousel and lift installation

Client:

ALCOA’S HOWMET CASTINGS

Services:

INTEGRATION + AUTOMATION

Project:

VERTICAL CAROUSEL AND LIFT INSTALLATION

Alcoa’s Howmet Castings was looking to improve the existing vertical carousels to increase the cubic storage versatility while minimizing the overall footprint.

SOLUTION:

PeakLogix replaced five vertical carousels with five taller and more versatile vertical lift modules (VLM), and designed with double-deep pushback rack, selective rack and carton flow rack, making the floor level carton flow racking the base for the double-deep pushback rack.

RESULTS:

Alcoa’s Howmet Casting facility in Hampton, VA has increased its productivity by centralizing resources into a smaller area and using space more efficiently.

SPECS:
  • The VLMs 24-foot height and minimal footprint of 10 feet wide by 8 feet deep, increased storage space without requiring expensive warehouse expansion.
  • The VLMs offer greater capacities – 1,110 lb or 550 per tray, or total capacities of 132,000 lbs or 99,000 lbs for each machine.
  • vertical lift module VLM

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