Horizontal carousels are generally assembled in groups of three or four. These are called “pods,” and they are divided by vertical columns of shelving called “bins.” A bin may have six to eight shelves, all tied together with mechanical linkage. That mechanical linkage is turned around on a steel track that is load bearing on the bottom and guide track on the top.
Motors in the front and rear push and pull the product around on these tracks, guided by encoders and various electronic devices that ensure the bins stop at the right place at the right time. A light-directed device installed between the carousels can alert the operator to critical information, including the SKUs, quantities needed, and updated inventory counts.
Horizontal carousels are reliable and long-lasting
The internal mechanisms of horizontal carousels are durable and proven, and SencorpWhite has designed and installed thousands of them over the years. There are few, if any, consumable parts, so with the proper maintenance, these systems can last decades, or longer.
We recommend quarterly check-ups by one of our factory-trained technicians. Or, alternatively, we offer training for in-house maintenance technicians. Preventative maintenance Includes cleaning and lubrication of wheels and chains, as well as an overall check to make sure all parts are in good working order. Regular scheduled maintenance helps ensure that the carousel will last without replacing any parts for decades of operation thousands and thousands of hours every year.
SencorpWhite offers several levels of service
SencorpWhite offers several different levels of service for horizontal carousels. For instance, we offer phone support as well as on demand service, where we respond to your call if you need help. We also offer maintenance contracts that include regular scheduled maintenance visits and/or can provide training for your operators and in-house technicians. Our goal is your satisfaction and our factory-trained technicians will work with you to make sure your horizontal carousel is operating at its best.