ISM Shuttle Control

Fast performance in multiple-depth warehouses – with the ISM (Intelligent Shuttle for Multiple Storage) fast applications, such as in the production disposal, more economically than with conventional technologies are realized. Due to the smaller footprint and lower volume, this more compact design of the bearing offers even more permanent cost benefits.

Also in the context of retrofit measures on existing plants, performance and availability increases result through ISM. With the flexible design, the ISM can be used in almost all common bearing profiles. The use of existing steel structures and storage and retrieval machines can thus be done more efficiently and dynamically than before.


The ISM is a new, self-sufficient pallet shuttle in the area of ??multi-depth storage. A significant advantage over the previous systems is the operation of several shuttles in one lane. This is made possible by power caps as energy storage and a protected process. The shuttle control
acts as a means of transport for the pallets in this system and converts the ISM only in the channels. As a result, waiting times of the storage and retrieval unit fall away during channel trips, resulting in a significant increase in performance.

To make the most of the cost advantage in planning, a detailed analysis with the adjacent trades (e.g., production) is required.

ISM may also be used in retrofit operations in existing systems, e.g. used as a replacement for wired vehicles. This will increase availability and performance sustainably.

Storage concepts in comparison

ISM Storage concept

  • 13.440 Storage spaces
  • 2 lanes each with one RBG and four ISM
  • 2 Lifting devices with chain conveyor per RBG
  • 8-shed deep storage (1,680 channels)
  • 110 storage / retrieval per hour (55 per RBG)
  • Approx. 2,200m² floor space
  • Approx. 62.900m³ room volume

Classic storage conzept

  • 13.248 Storage spaces
  • 4 lanes each with one RBG
  • 1 Lifting devices with telescope per RBG
  • 2-shed deep storage (6,624 channels)
  • 100 storage / retrieval per hour (25 per RBG)
  • Approx. 2,400m² floor space
  • Approx. 72.100m³ room volume

Key Facts

  • High throughput through operation with multiple shuttles in one lane
  • Each shuttle is a self-sufficient device, with its own controller
  • No connection cable from the storage and retrieval unit to the shuttle required
  • Power-Cap energy storage for long life and fast charging cycles
  • Low-maintenance components (mechanics and electrics)
  • Scalable design, depending on usage and required performance


  • Same storage capacity
  • No performance penalty
  • Reduced space requirement
  • Lower volume of space
  • Less mechanics