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Sapient's New Hornet Horizontal Carousel
Hornet horizontal carousel.
Doylestown, PA — The new Hornet Horizontal Carousel from Sapient Automation provides organizations significant levels of increased productivity, space savings and increased accuracy for storage and retrieval applications of small parts, items and case handling. The new carousel system also comes with the Intelligent Machine Health Monitoring (IMHM) system built in at no charge, providing the lowest cost automation available to meet storage and retrieval needs.

The new system's on-board IMHM monitoring system reports 24/7 each carousel's health to the servicing technician and to the company's central monitoring center. Pro-active servicing helps assure increased system up time, unit longevity and faster ROI and is free with every Hornet Carousel. Likewise, a full range of carousel bin sizes, lengths and heights are available to meet virtually all applications.

The automated storage and retrieval horizontal carousel system increases productivity and reduces labor by up to 2/3 by bringing items to the operator and eliminating wasted walking, searching activities. Every carousel is designed using quick adjustable shelves in metal bins which rotate horizontally on a track. A push of a button or scan of a bar code will rotate the carousels to the nose end to be picked by an operator with the aid of an integrated pick-to-light or voice-directed picking. Systems can be designed with simple push of a button or foot switch controls to a full suite of inventory management software which can be integrated into existing WMS and ERP systems.

Automated storage and retrieval for small parts and cases is the least costly automated system available and can be designed quickly and installed sometimes as fast as over a weekend eliminating downtime and disturbance in existing operations. The cost per SKU or item stored is a fraction of the cost for other automated solutions. The Hornet Horizontal Carousel can be used manually as "rotating shelving" or as an integrated system. Its ability to use otherwise wasted floor space caused by columns and other equipment can be an ideal solution — replacing shelving, bins and drawer systems to automatically deliver the needed items to the workstation. The Hornet Horizontal Carousel is often used in order picking, stock rooms, service parts, tools, dies, order consolidation, kitting, work cells, buffer storage, work in progress (WIP), spare parts, fixtures, fastener storage, raw material storage, documentation and media storage and many other applications.

Contact: Sapient Automation, 30 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18902 267-640-8172 Fax: 509-694-2074 E-mail: Web:


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