The Worlds First Revolutionary Self-Storage System.

system

 

The automated storage system is comprised of:

  • Westfalia’s Storage/Retrieval Machine (AS/RS) – quickly, smoothly and quietly moves storage modules in and out of the system with Westfalia’s patented Satellite® rack entry vehicle technology
  • Standardized Storage Modules – 10’ x 20’ hold a maximum of 16,000 lbs - each module can be subdivided into standard industry sizes (Example: 5’ x 5’; 5’x 10’; 5’ x 15’; 10’ x 10’; 10’ x 15’; and 10’ x 20’)
  • Racks Store Modules – 2 to 15 levels high, fully meeting fire and
    building codes
  • Warehouse Management System (WMS) – logistic software that controls, manages and records all module movements within the facility
  • Turntable – turns containers, if needed, to face appropriate loading area
  • Inner Security Doors – limiting access, maintaining facility pressurization, and keeping valuables safe

OPERATION

 

Access to a storage unit in the automated system is triggered through a
keypad, card reader or biometric security device at each loading area. Once a unit is leased, the customer is provided with a code or card which allows access to his/her individual unit – 24 hours a day. The Warehouse Management System is triggered by the security device (i.e. keypad) to bring the container to the loading area. It controls, manages and verifies the movement of the container in and out of its storage position.

At the loading area an interior door to the inner system (AS/RS) rolls up, and the container is placed within the loading area. Only after the roll door closes, sealing the building’s pressure, is access to the container granted to the customer by the opening of a exterior sliding door. This two door system heightens the level of security for the building, while at the same time maintaining the climate controls, and minimizing dust particle movement throughout the building.

Once loading/unloading is complete, the customer locks the unit and re-enters their PIN code, the exterior door closes, and the AS/RS & WMS return the container to storage. The WMS recalculates the weight, completes a series of security checks, and records the placement of the unit back in the system until it's called for again.