Kardex is one of
the world's leading providers of automated storage, retrieval and
materials handling and document management solutions.
Solutions incorporated include: Vertical Lift Systems, Vertical
Storage Carousels, Horizontal Storage Carousels, PowerPick®
Stock Management Software, DataStack® media storage and
retrieval systems, Times-Two double sided rotating filing systems,
mobile shelving, fire protection safes and a comprehensive range
of filing supplies, storage bins and accessories.
Kardex's products are designed to increase productivity, optimise
storage space and improve the efficiency of their customers.
Kardex take the time to listen, understand your requirements and
objectives and provide you with the best possible solution from a
range of world class products.
MATERIAL HANDLING SOLUTIONS
Kardex Material Handling Solutions specialise in computer
controlled automated storage and retrieval systems for
manufacturing, assembly, distribution, retailing and many more.
The range of products is extremely wide, but all have one common
aim - that is the pursuit of excellence.
The introduction of Kardex's solutions will enable all companies
to make substantial efficiency savings in the way that they
handle, store and retrieve inventory. Applications are far
reaching, including solutions for industries such as aerospace,
automotive, distribution, electronics, retail, manufacturing,
e-commerce, government, healthcare, metal working and tooling
(to name only a few).
Vertical Lift Systems
The Kardex Shuttle® is a
computer controlled automated vertical lift, storage and
Like most successful products it has been improved through new
version releases and is now on its fourth generation model,
having recently introduced new technologies and materials to
ensure that the technology onboard remains at the forefront of
automated logistics solutions.
Functionally, stock within the Shuttle® remains
stationary on front and rear tray locations.
On request a movable extractor unit travels vertically between
the two columns of trays and pulls the requested pallet from its
location and brings it to an access point.
The operator then picks or replenishes stock and the tray is
returned to its home.
when you want high density storage, unrestricted flexibility
in height and increased order picking productivity
The Shuttle® XP is a high density and dynamic
vertical lift system.
The Shuttle® XP builds upon the tremendous
success of the previous Shuttle® NT model.
built to maximise on your ceiling height with units
available up to 30 metres high. One unit can carry a gross
load of 60 tonnes or more.
The Shuttle® XP is a fully automated and
intelligent product which will simultaneously measure, weigh
and allocate products to be stored in the most space
efficient location within the Shuttle®.
Combined with the Kardex software PowerPick® 5000
you will be able to maximize the efficient use of your
inventory giving details of availability, transactional
history, and space utilisation to boost your productivity
increase even further.
Increased Picking Speed - The Kardex Shuttle®
XP presents stock to the operator on the goods to man
principle. The correct tray will be brought by the extractor
to the access level. Software will tell the operator how
many items to pick. Stock will also be sorted into an
optimum picking sequence minimizing machine travel time.
Anticipated improvements in picking speeds are four-fold.
Saving Space - The Kardex Shuttle® XP has
an extremely high capacity within the smallest of foot
print. Floor space savings of 80% will be typical when
compared with conventional storage products.
Saving Time - The system delivers the selected tray
to the access position in a matter of seconds. Lengthy
periods of time wasted searching for stock are a thing of
Health and Safety - The HSE guidelines on manual
handling are comprehensive and clearly make employers
responsible for introducing automation where possible to
avoid the risks associated with manual handling. We estimate
that 80% of the physical effort associated with manual
systems will be eliminated by the introduction of a Kardex
Better Protection - The contents of the Shuttle®
XP are protected against dust and unauthorized access. The
units have internal shutter doors and additional options
include PIN access control, fire protection and
environmental temperature control.
Software & Controls - Successful installations have
at their heart a fully integrated Kardex software package
linking the Shuttle® XP to their host IT systems
ensuring that maximum benefits can be derived from this
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Kardex Vertical Carousels consist of a series of shelves
that rotate on your command delivering selected items to you
at an ergonomically safe and convenient access point.
The Vertical Carousel "goods to man" principle has proven
itself to be an effective automated order picking technique
which has saved 1000s of man hours for our clients. Kardex
Vertical Carousels offer solutions for tooling, stationery,
industrial and commercial hardware and consumables.
Industriever® is an automated computer controlled
vertical carousel which can operate both as a central
inventory store or as an online materials handling solution.
The Industriever® requires only a few square
meters of floor space and makes full use of the available
ceiling height with its compact and rugged design.
The "goods to man" principle of automated order picking
saves operators countless time consuming trips to and from
rows of static shelving bays or even worse mezzanine floors.
The combined use of advanced control and software systems
substantially reduces pick times and improves stock accuracy
Sentinel® system uses the proven technology of
the established vertical carousel range, and is designed for
the storage and retrieval of all types of products including
tooling, stationery, industrial and commercial consumables.
Wherever there is a need to have total control over the
issuing of high value and mission critical stock then the
features offered by the Kardex Sentinel® will
come into their own.
Physical control of stock is managed by a series of closing
doors across the picking face, which ensures that only the
correct operator can pick the correct stock item. Full
integration with inventory software further ensures that all
transactions have a full audit trail identifying exactly who
used what component, at what time, and against which works
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is an automated computer controlled horizontal carousel
based on the "goods to man" principle. Units nested together
enable extremely high pick rates of up to 750 picks per
operator per hour.
The Kardex Horizontal®
has been successfully installed in a wide range of
applications up to a height of 4.1m and a payload of 60
Much reduced walking and waiting time, combined with
software control of picking sequences ensures that the
delivers an excellent Return on Investment (ROI).
addition to the speed of pick, accuracy of pick is essential
and operators are guided by pick to light systems which
ensure almost 100% accuracy.
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information about Kardex's Horizontal Carousels
Kardex PowerPick®: Powerful software for efficient stock
storage machines will give you many significant benefits
including space savings and productivity gains. However,
when these solutions are supported by smart software, the
efficiency levels attained will make dramatic cost savings
and help you to achieve world class performance.
the Kardex software solution is unique in being able to
offer you a full range of flexible software packages
tailored to suit your ways of working.
Your stock management system grows as your requirements
grow. The modularity of PowerPick®
software ensures future flexibility protecting your initial
The structure of the software can be broken down into four
All members of the PowerPick® family work on Windows-2000 or
XP operating systems and can be connected to many different
host systems and database platforms.
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DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
Kardex provides a range of products and services to help
companies better manage the vast quantities of paper, email,
faxes, etc received as a result of the "information explosion".
Kardex offers a portfolio of systems from its range of imaging
products to its paper based retrieval systems. Its unique
position in the UK as a fully integrated technology supplier
helps companies to successfully merge both physical and digital
data, saving on both floor space and retrieval time.
Kardex's Core Document Management Products include:
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