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Pallet Shuttle System

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The Pallet Shuttle (AR Shuttle) is a high-density compact storage solution that uses powered shuttles to automatically carry loads into the rack. The pallet shuttles are remotely controlled by an operator. Hence, there is an optimum use of storage space and workplace accident rates are also reduced.

The use of automated shuttles in place of forklifts during the storage process not only reduces the risk of accidents, but also the maintenance costs resulting from damage of the rack.

This system can work either as FIFO or as LIFO, even in freezer chambers, with temperatures of up to -30°C.

This pallet shuttle system reinforces logistical capacity qualitatively and quantitatively, since it automates the handling of goods on pallets; it is also possible to control the inventory through a system of sensors which count the stored pallets.

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AR Shuttle - Pallet Shuttle System

The Pallet Shuttle is a compact semi-automated pallet storage solution using self-powered shuttle carts which operate independently to move the pallets in the rack.

Designed for high-turnover storage, this solution enables automatically loading and retrieving pallets continuously by using a remote controlled system.

Unit loads are either placed on the first available location until the rack is fully loaded, or retrieved from their storage locations and moved to the front ready to be picked by a forklift truck, until the rack is fully unloaded.

AR Shuttle is positioned in the lane required with a fark lift truck. The pallets are stocked one by one by the fark lift truck at the beginning of the lane.

The pallet shuttle lifts up the platform and moves it along the channel until it reaches the first free position, where it puts the pallets. Then, it comes back to the beginning of the lane ready for the next drive cycle.

Before putting the last pallets into the lane, AR Shuttle must be removed and put in a new lane.

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The quality certificates of the Pallet Shuttle (AR Shuttle) are:

      • ISO 9001: 2008
      • ISO 18001: 2004
      • OSHAS 18001: 2007
      • Welding certificate: UNE EN ISO 3834-2: 2006
      • Galvanized steel corrosion resistance certificate: UNE EN ISO 14713-1
      • Galvanized steel reaction to fire: EN 13501-1: 2007

Some featured Pallet Shuttle System projects:

Components and accessories of the Pallet Shuttle system:

Remote control:

  • Each remote control unit can control up to 4 pallet shuttles.
  • Pallet count command.
  • Onscreen messages far machine maintenance.

In the Pallet Shuttle system pallets can be stored and retrieved according to two different storage orders:

LIFO (Last-in-First-out)

This is the most common system, where the pallets are put in and taken off from the same side.

The lanes should be completely emptied before putting in a new load.


FIFO (First-in-First-out)

This system is ideal for buffering units or transit warehouses, where incoming and outgoing operations are performed from opposite sides.

When the lane is not completely emptied, fast relocates the pallets by bringing them closer to the exit position, allowing new loads to be placed on the rack.

LIFO and FIFO Shuttle



Single deposit

On board lithium battery

Auto deposit

Battery charger

Single Retrieve

Remote control + charger

Auto Retrieve

User manual

Auto Retrieve by quantity


LIFO Shuttle


FIFO Shuttle


Stock counter




Multi pallets

Spare parts

Freezer version

AR Shuttle is suitable for:

  • Warehouses far finished product / semi-finished / raw materiaIs (homogeneous products)
  • Buffer far shipping (ready loads)
  • Buffer interpretational (decoupling between different manufacturing process)
  • Buffer far process (Temporary parking of products before their end machining/ finishing)

Most common applications of the AR Pallet Shuttle are:

    • Companies with few references and a large volume of pallets.
    • Cold chambers.
    • Warehouses with high loading and unloading rates, mainly seasonal.

Advantages of the semiautomatic Pallet Shuttle system:

  • The Pallet Shuttle system enables you to maximize floor space and height available by minimizing the operating aisles needed for trucks.
  • The AR Shuttle system allows for automatic control of inventory by using sensors to count the number of pallets stored.
  • Remote control and bar codes help better control the stock, drastically decreasing error margins.
  • Since forklift operators do not have to enter the aisles, maximum safety is guaranteed when handling pallets, avoiding collisions in the rack structure. This reduces maintenance costs as well as the number of issues from handling loads.
  • With the pallet shuttle system, stored pallets can be loaded and unloaded as FIFO or LIFO, even in freezing chambers up to -30ºC.
  • Optimization of space FIFO / LIFO
  • Constant handling flow
  • Powered by a rechargeable lithium battery
  • Highly safe operation at low maintenance cost
  • RF controlled
  • Flexible storage for different types of pallets

Other Automated Warehouse Solutions:


AS/RS Automated Systems

Automated pallet storage systems are solutions using stacker cranes or other similar automated mechanisms for handling loads..


Clad Rack Warehouses

Clad Rack Warehouses can be made up of any type of storage system as their main feature is for the racking to form part of the building structure. .