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Hannibal Industries and Automha lead the way in deep lane storage

Monday, April 9, 2018

Hannibal Industries and Automha announce the successful installation of a Semi-Automated Deep Lane Storage Solution for KTN in Houston, Texas. This solution increased the end-user's productivity and efficiency with 95% space utilization and is a testament to the long-standing alliance between Hannibal Industries and Automha.

"Automha's depth of experience in warehouse automation goes back more than 20 years, and Hannibal Industries has seen its expertise in action while working together on material handling solutions like the one for KTN," said Steve Rogers, Executive Vice President of Hannibal Industries. "As Hannibal Industries continues to grow, we are glad to expand our strategic alliance with Automha to reach end-users material handling needs."

"The alliance that Automha has with Hannibal provides our respective clients the opportunity to benefit from world-class rack manufacturing and the leader in "cart based" warehouse automation," said Steve Dale, sales manager for Automha Americas Automation Corp.

The challenge
KTN is an International business leader that operates port terminals, logistics and on-site terminals. The group also provides a variety of value added services to its clients to compliment their overall supply chain. KTN had several clients that required value added services from KTN, in conjunction with high density storage.

The solution
The solution included Hannibal Industries' TubeRack, structural rack and Automha's Semi-Automated Pallet Runner product line. The final storage solution was a deep lane Pallet Runner system that was 14 pallets deep by four store levels high. With each pallet being double stacked we were able to store 28 pallets in 1-14 deep lane. With loads weighing 3,200 pounds, each lane stores 44,800 lbs. a testament to both companies product quality and engineering.

Results
The automated Pallet Runner system maximized the cubic footprint, providing over 95 percent space utilization. The Automha solution allowed KTN to reach its goal of shipping 28 pallets per truckload. The Pallet Runner system design enables lanes to either be fully loaded or fully unloaded improving operator efficiencies and maximizing storage density and utilization.

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