The role of stacker cranes in stacker automated warehouses

October 24, 2023
Stacking cranes are key equipment in automated warehouses, especially in three-dimensional warehouses. Three-dimensional warehouse is a storage method that makes full use of vertical space and greatly reduces the floor area occupied. In such an environment, traditional manual storage and retrieval methods are difficult to implement. At this time, the stacker shows its importance. The following are the main functions of stackers in automated warehouses:


Automatic storage and retrieval: The stacker can automatically store or retrieve goods at designated shelf locations according to instructions from a computer or other control system.

Improve space utilization: Since the stacker can move vertically, it can make full use of the high-rise storage space and greatly increase the storage density of the warehouse.

Improve efficiency and accuracy: Compared with manual operations, stackers have great advantages in speed and accuracy, which can reduce human errors and improve work efficiency.

Reduce labor intensity: It replaces manual storage and picking operations on high-rise shelves, reducing the labor intensity of the operation.

Safety: Reduces accidents that may occur due to manual work at high places.

Flexibility: Modern stackers can be integrated with other systems such as warehouse management systems (WMS) to achieve more advanced automated operations, such as intelligent sorting, optimized paths, etc.

Reduce costs: Although the initial investment is relatively large, due to its high efficiency, accuracy and labor saving, it can save a lot of operating costs for the enterprise in the long run.

In short, stackers play a key role in three-dimensional warehouses, which not only improve the operational efficiency and accuracy of the warehouse, but also effectively reduce labor costs and improve safety.