Dexion launches new pallet storage system

Auto Shuttle offers storage advantages over standard block stack and drive-in storage systems

Dexion launches new pallet storage system
Dexion's new Auto Shuttle system.


Dexion has launched a new high-density pallet storage system, Dexion Auto Shuttle, in Australia.

The new system does not require forklifts to drive into the racking system, which offers productivity and storage advantages over standard block stack and drive-in storage systems.

The shuttle travels below the pallet before elevating the pallet from the support rails and carries it back and forth within the system as required.

It uses Dexion’s patented mechanical lifting motions and has no hydraulics and few moving parts, which reduces noise and also cuts down energy consumption. 

It comes in a "high-end eight wheel design with a lithium ion battery and a lifting capacity of 2,000kg and an entry level four wheel design with a lead acid battery and a 1,500kg lifting capacity", the company says.

Dexion’s regional GM Stuart Macnab says the eight-wheel shuttle is particularly reliable in cold spaces with an operating temperature down to -30°C and thus perfectly tailored to industries that require ongoing refrigeration.

"A number of our customers in the food, medical, and wine industries are excited about this product because of its high-density options across their supply chain," Macnab says. 

"While the system certainly isn’t limited to cold storage, it presents several options for growth in the market.

"Other than being a cost effective way to manage product from a workplace safety point of view, the Dexion Auto Shuttle also minimises the risks that can come from driving forklifts into racking, which is a win for both employees and employers. 

"With forklifts no longer entering the racks, the Dexion Auto Shuttle also helps guarantee the longevity of the racks and products as well.

"In an industry where space is money, the Auto Shuttle helps customers make their existing warehouse work harder. 

"It’s incredibly simple to use and comes with a Dexion guarantee."

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