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Publication Date: 10/1/2010
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KardexRemstar Intros Automated Drawer Carousel
Drawer-replacing carousel.
Westbrook, ME — The new KardexRemstar automated drawer carousel can provide more storage locations in less floor space for up to 20 percent lower cost when compared to standard drawer cabinets in electronics applications. The automated drawer carousel increases part density, thereby replacing 25 or more standard drawer cabinets at a lower cost by providing more storage locations. With 60 additional cell locations per bin, the carousel can provide up to 5 percent more storage locations compared to standard drawer cabinets.

The automated drawer carousel consists of an oval horizontal track with rotating bins (or sections of shelving) containing shelves and totes that automatically deliver stored items to the operator. Similar to standard drawer systems, totes slide in and out of the shelving allowing operators quick and easy access to parts. The automated drawer carousel delivers the required part to the operator — increasing productivity by 67 percent by eliminating otherwise wasted time searching through drawer cabinets.

By eliminating aisle space, the automated drawer carousel requires about half of the floor space when compared with conventional drawer cabinets, allowing organizations to expand operations such as manufacturing without building expansion costs.

Organizations often add more shelving to the top of standard drawer cabinets for bulk storage — requiring stepladders or overhead reaching and lifting to retrieve. The automated drawer carousel can be configured to store bulk items at any height for quick, easy, and safe retrieval.

The carousel comes standard with FastPic5 Inventory Optimizer (IO) software allowing the operator to retrieve a part with a simple click of the mouse. Instead of using a row-cabinet-drawer location to search through drawer cabinets for a part, the software displays a bin-shelf-cell location and the operator picks from the active bin. FastPic5 IO also provides organizations with basic inventory management functions including inventory tracking, location management and transaction reports detailing who picked what and when.

Contact: KardexRemstar, Inc., 41 Eisenhower Drive, Westbrook, ME 04092 800-639-5805 fax: 207-854-1610 Web:

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