Optimizing surface area with a compact system

31/08/2021

Legacy Manufacturing is modernizing its supply chain with racks serviced by the semi-automated Pallet Shuttle system from Interlake Mecalux in its warehouse in Marion, Iowa.

Interlake Mecalux, through its partner Welter Storage, will outfit the Legacy Manufacturing facility in four separate phases. This will result in an AS/RS (automated storage and retrieval system) consisting of eight 31 ½ foot-tall racking units in Phase 1 & 2. The semi-automated Pallet Shuttle System will provide storage capacity for 5,280 pallet locations. All goods will be stored inline with the FIFO (first in, first out) inventory method.

This solution will bring two main advantages: more effective leveraging of space and speedier movement flows. The racks will make the most of the storage area to provide the greatest possible storage capacity. They will also be equipped with a motorized shuttle that moves autonomously inside the storage channels, inserting and removing the pallets from their locations to expedite inventory movement.

“The system will provide storage for goods produced in our 335,000 sq. ft. facility. We will gain efficiencies in truckload picking and shipping by reducing load times significantly. By having the shuttle deliver pallets within 25 feet of the dock door, forklift operators travel time will be notably reduced as well. Legacy is dedicated to enhancing operations by utilizing technology and robotics to fulfill long term goals”

Spike Staebler Director of Operations at Legacy Manufacturing

About Legacy Manufacturing

Legacy Manufacturing Company, a family-owned business, was founded in the U.S., in 1986 as a division of Weems Industries, Inc. Legacy Manufacturing brands and product lines cover a wide range of functions and share a common focus on quality, efficiency and durability. Our products are all designed to the highest standards and are made with materials best suited to each intended use. We stand behind our brands, including Flexzilla, SmartFlex, ColorConnex, Lock-n-Load, Workforce, and Colors. Legacy brands offer what dedicated professionals need and what do-it-yourself perfectionists want.