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Westfalia launches online benefits calculator to aid in warehouse automation planning

May 23, 2014

York, Pa.-based Westfalia Technologies Inc., has launched a new online, interactive benefits calculator to answer common questions related to the benefits of Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) earlier in the planning process. Storing and retrieving products efficiently and effectively are critical to the successful design and implementation of an AS/RS, but the majority of people are skeptical about the benefits of warehouse automation.

Westfalia’s Benefits Calculator provides users a preliminary look at what a high-density automated warehouse design would look like based on their own calculations. This free online calculator offers a quick snapshot of what could fit into one’s current warehouse space or projected new facility. Westfalia’s Benefits Calculator can define the key benefits of an AS/RS, including:

  • Reducing product damage
  • Promoting labor savings
  • Increasing product accuracy
  • Maximizing space utilization

The calculator will show what one would get if they were to install an AS/RS, including:

  • Total storage capacity, including square feet, cubic feet, pallet storage and square feet per pallet position
  • Overall warehouse description, including number of aisles, cranes, bays, levels, lane facings, pallets per level, crane style and total pallets across the system with a corresponding image and total labor savings and inventory accuracy

Based on the user’s specific information, the calculator illustrates that an AS/RS maximizes storage space while at the same time reduces operating costs. Westfalia designs and installs automated storage solutions for manufacturers and distributors in both conventional existing facilities and new-build facilities for a variety of temperature ranges from –35 degrees F to 110 degrees F for both non-rack and rack-supported structures. For more information, please contact Westfalia marketing communications at 717-764-1115, or email scretu@westfaliausa.com.

SOURCE: Westfalia USA

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