The Horizontal Carousel (HOCA) Automated Storage Machine is a computer-controlled storage and transfer solution that significantly improves the efficiency of product storage and picking. The HOCA makes optimal use of existing room length when overhead space is limited or unavailable. The HOCA is designed to keep things moving; multiple HOCA systems working to one picking station ensures permanent access to stored goods. While the operator picks from one carousel, the other machines bring the next requested order to the access point with pinpoint accuracy.
A Horizontal Carousel provides organizations significant levels of increased productivity, space savings and increased accuracy for storage and retrieval applications of small parts, items, and case handling. The Horizontal Carousel (HC) system is a reliable and low maintenance automated storage machine.
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The HOCA automated storage and retrieval horizontal carousel system increases productivity and reduces labor by up to 2/3 by bringing items to the operator and eliminating wasted walking, searching activities. Every carousel is designed using quick adjustable shelves in metal bins which rotate horizontally on a track. A push of a button, scan of a barcode, foot pedal or touchscreen will rotate the carousels to the nose end to be picked by an operator. Additional aids of an integrated pick to-light, voice directed picking and I/E’ Systems can be designed with a full suite of inventory management software which can be integrated into existing WMS and ERP systems.
The HOCA Horizontal Carousel provides organizations significant levels of increased productivity, space savings and increased accuracy for storage and retrieval applications of small parts, items and case handling. The HOCA carousel system is reliable and low maintenance.
In an integrated system, multiple HOCA Horizontal Carousels can be used as a "pod" or workstation which one operator controls. Orders for multiple items are inducted into the "pod" and each carousel pre-positions waiting for the operator. The operator follows the integrated pick to light system telling them which shelf, item and quantity to pick. The moment they are done picking an item, the next carousel's light directs the next pick and the picked carousel pre-positions waiting for the next pick. The operator picks from the pod of horizontal carousels until the orders are complete and then repeats the operation for the next wave of picks
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