Automated Horizontal Carousels

Dynamic order picking processes with a very high performance of up to 1 000 picks per hour and 50% higher storage density.
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The Automated Horizontal Carrousel is an outstanding solution for handling small parts along with medium to slow-moving products. These include pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, electronics components, media, food, or any other kind of small parts.

Modular and intelligent system solutions for dynamic order picking processes with a very high-performance level and maximum economic efficiency. The system design combines the benefits of compact carousel systems with innovative further development of conventional storage and retrieval systems.

Each system module is essentially an automated system based on movements that rotate the products (in containers) around in a horizontal direction. The available containers can be divided into 8 different compartments. The containers also have a capacity of up to 25 kilograms. The storage locations are accessed by fully automated lifts with load handling devices.

During all that operations- vertical and horizontal conveyor paths transport the containers to the storage locations in the four aisles and transfer them to the circulation system’s integrated conveyor loop. This loop moves the containers to the picking locations. The resulting decoupling of the movements doubles the performance of the lift up alone in comparison to conventional intralogistics systems. In addition, re-supply procedures can be integrated seamlessly into the picking process without diminishing performance.

A major feature is a scalable design- In case of increased capacity requirements and order volumes, changed ABC distribution, or higher performance rates, the modular SCS can easily be adapted by adding further modules or individual aisles.

The most important for nowadays operations is the Error-Free Picking- The patented ergonomic design of the workstation, equipped with light guidance for picking and placing paired with drop control sensors, provide clear operator guidance where each picking operation is guided, checked, and confirmed, guaranteeing continuous high throughput rates and virtually error-free processes.




1,000 picks per hour, 50% storage density increase and the combination of a high-performance conveying system and state-of-art control technologies facilitate up to 1,000 storage and retrieval operations per hour;


The decoupled movements achieved in this way allow doubling the number of storage and retrieval cycles when compared to other conventional systems. Replenishment processes can be perfectly integrated into order picking operations without any loss of efficiency


Thanks to its scalable and modular design, The Automated Horizontal Carousel System has a short production time. It's easy to adapt to individual requirements and will be immediately ready for operation. These features ensure short implementation times, minimal business disruption, and lasting investment protection.



  • This is a combined sorting and picking system
  • Goods-to-person picking system
  • Low noise emissions
  • Optimum space usage
  • The enormous increase in efficiency
  • Optimum material flow, shorter order processing times
  • Highly dynamic system with the smallest possible footprint
  • Zero-errors picking
  • Consistent storage and retrieval performance regardless of the filling level (> dual actions/hour)
  • The gentlest product handling
  • Low energy consumption and wear
  • Excellent integration capabilities and compatibility
  • Innovative storage technology for significantly higher storage density
  • Real-time stock management
  • Expiry date monitoring
  • Batch tracking
  • The highest reliability and availability


Technical data             
Performance Up to 250 double cycles/h, as shipping buffer up to 600 retrieving cycles/h
Height of storage system   4.7m
Free ceiling height 5.5m
Aisle length Up to 30m, 32-120 carriers
Aisle width 2.88m
Load per bin and carrier Bin max. 25kg and carrier max 350kg
Storage Single deep
Storage locations (600x400 mm bins) Up to 3.500
Preferred picking work station One Pick to Tote 7 slot serves 4 carousels
Loading Units
Storage loading units goods-to-person Bins and trays
Storage loading units shipping buffer Bins, conical bins, trays, or cartons
Storage loading units dimensions (LxW) From 360x550 mm to 440x640mm, height is fully customizable
Order loading units Bins, trays, or cartons
Order loading units dimensions Fully customizable