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Modula Horizontal Carousel

Modula Horizontal Carousel (HC) brings a new level of performance and reliability to high-speed picking operations where ceiling height is limited. With Modula WMS and visual picking aids, Modula HC maximizes productivity and accuracy while making picking operations fast and easy
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Modula Horizontal Carousel

Modula horizontal carousel (HC) is the ideal solution when you need high-speed picking in a low ceiling environment.

The carousel consists of carriers (bins) mounted on an oval track that rotate horizontally and deliver stored goods to the picker.

In either a production or distribution setting, the HC is extremely effective in saving space, reducing labor costs, increasing throughput and improving accuracy and inventory control.

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Horizontal Carousel Storage System 

Maximize the use of your warehouse floor space with Horizontal Carousels designed for low-ceiling environments.
Modula Horizontal Carousel module features
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Automatic safety doors & 8′ high fencing on all models

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Automatic safety doors & 8′ high fencing on all models

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LED light bars indicate the correct shelf

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Simple and intuitive interface
The HMI tablet displays item details and quantity

Modula Horizontal Carousel module features
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Bin Depth: 18″ & 24″
Bin Width: 24″ & 36″

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Solid 304 Stainless Steel framework for unmatched reliability

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Bin capacity up to 1,200 lbs
Shelf capacity up to 250 lbs

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Adjustable shelf spacing of 2″

Modula Horizontal Carousel Benefits

Reliable, easy, fast and safe for operators
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Increased Productivity

Without the need to travel across a warehouse for items, productivity skyrockets, with picking rates of up to 550 lines per hour
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Picking Accuracy

With simple visual picking aids, users can quickly identify the item and quantity to pick, improving accuracy up to 99%
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Safety & Ergonomics

Provide the safest working environment by reducing physical strain, and eliminating wasteful travel around the warehouse
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Traceability and real time inventory

All picking operations are monitored and documented, providing full traceability of orders and tracking stock levels in real time
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Flexibility for every storage need

Shelf spacing can be easily adjusted to store different items. Pods can be reconfigured to meet seasonal peaks
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Quick ROI

This cost efficient solution can see a return on investment in as little as 6-18 months
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Modula HC framework
Durable Framework
304 stainless steel design for stronger framework and unmatched dependability
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Reliable & Flexible Bins
Bins have a 1,200 lb. payload capacity and a shelf spacing adjustment of 2″ to meet any storage need
Automatic safety doors
Automatic Safety Door
Fast and automatic safety doors protect employees from moving parts
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8′ High Perimeter Fencing
The perimeter fencing prevents accidents and protect goods from unauthorized access

Modula HC Features

Robust and reliable, the Modula HC has been designed with safety and security in mind

Everything Controlled with User Friendly Interfaces

Customize your Horizontal Carousels by tailoring it to your business needs with the assistance of Modula dealer.
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Main Control Panel

To easily set up and control the carousel, the control panel includes safety features such as an emergency stop button and maintenance lockout key

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Full-color Wireless HMI Tablet

Positioned in the picking area, the tablet displays the item details and quantity and highlights the shelf compartments on a graphical diagram.

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LED Light Bars

The automatic door is equipped with LED light bars to help the operator to locate in the bin the item to be picked

Faster Order Fulfillment with Batch Picking

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Using Modula WMS, an operator creates a batch of orders and fill them all at one time. When the HC presents an SKU for picking, the operator picks the total SKU quantity for all orders.

The batch picking lights, located at each order position, direct the picker to the correct location and indicate the quantity that needs to be placed in each order. By using batch picking, the operator only visits an SKU location one time during picking.

This increases accuracy, reduces picking errors and retrieval time while increasing productivity by up to 65%. The putaway process can be automated much like the picking process in reverse.

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the horizontal carousel can be used in combination with batch picking.
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Modula Horizontal Carousel Customization Options

Customize your Horizontal Carousels by tailoring it to your business needs with the assistance of Modula dealer.
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Put to Light System

Operating in batch or multi-order modes, the Put to Light System minimizes picking errors, improves inventory accuracy, and boosts labor efficiency.

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Batch Picking Station

With WMS and Put to Light devices, this ergonomic picking station provides an intuitive and efficient way to quickly fulfill multiple orders

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USB Badge Reader

The USB badge reader is ideal to control user log-ins. The operators use their personal badges to access the machine. This prevents unauthorized accesses

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Label Printer

Label printer is a great option to ensure all items are properly labeled in real time, during both picking or replenishment operations.

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Barcode Readers

Barcode readers improve picking accuracy and ensure that the correct item is picked. They can also be used to confirm orders or to log into the carousel.

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Piece Counting Scale

The Counting Scale is the ideal tool when dealing with large quantities of small items, helping users to quickly select the required quantities.

Modula Warehouse Management Systems

Modula Warehouse Management Systems (Modula WMS) are easy-to-use, yet complete end-to-end inventory and warehouse management solutions.
Pre-configured to readily integrate with your ERP or DMS
Complete visibility into inventory and operations, down to a single tray
User-friendly interfaces and short training times
Expandable to grow with your business as needed
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Horizontal Carousel Modules FAQ

Implementing a horizontal carousel warehouse or a vertical lift module into your operation is an investment that can create an effective ROI in as little as six months. This is due to the improved floor space utilization, reduced labor costs, increased picking accuracy, and better inventory control.

In times of low throughput, a single operator can operate multiple pods. However, traditionally a single operator would operate a pod of carousels. A pod would be sized to meet the storage capacity and the throughput requirements of the business. Carousel pods of two, three, and four carousels can be handled by a single operator.

To speed picking times, horizontal carousels are often used in an integrated workstation called a “pod.” Software and pick-to-light technology allows the carousels to work in conjunction with each other. As the worker picks from one horizontal carousel in the pod, the other carousel is pre-positioning the next pick. This minimizes worker downtime and increases throughput. Moreover, horizontal carousels arranged in pods offer great flexibility. With a simple software adjustment, the pods can be easily reconfigured to meet seasonal peak order times. A pod of four horizontal carousels can operate as one pod with one operator.

No. Each bin/carrier is independently supported on the Modula Horizontal Carousel and the operation is not affected whether a bin is at its maximum weight or empty. It is recommended to avoid loading the unit to its 1,200 pound (544 kg) maximum capacity regularly because this will cause premature wear.

The biggest factor is the ceiling height in your facility. Choose a horizontal carousel if your ceiling is below 10 feet. For higher ceilings, a vertical lift module is a better choice. But there are other key factors to keep into consideration such as the size and weight of the parts being handled as well as the business cycle and fulfillment requirements.

Pick speeds vary highly, depending on the distribution of material within the storage system, the line item per order density, and any self-imposed process times, like bagging, tagging, or weigh counting items. Both systems can pick 130-550 items picks per hour if configured to do so. Again, ceiling height should be the main consideration, together with other logistical and operational aspects.

the horizontal carousel can be used in combination with batch picking.

Want to improve the performance of your picking and storage operation?

Maximize the performance of your operations with the high-throughput Modula Horizontal Carousel.