The Next Generation in

Automated Pallet Storage

Moffett taxi red logo for its automated pallet storage and retrieval system

How the System Works

The Moffett Taxi™ system showcases a breakthrough in automated pallet storage by integrating innovative technology that enhances warehouse efficiency and space utilisation.

This system operates with high precision and flexibility, allowing pallets to be moved in three dimensions—horizontally (X), vertically (Y), and in depth (Z). This is made possible through the use of advanced Vertical Transfer Units (VTUs) that facilitate movement between different levels of the warehouse, enabling seamless access to any storage location.

Upon entry, each pallet is subject to a meticulous size and quality verification to ensure it meets stringent standards before being transported to its designated storage space. The Moffett Taxi™ is central to this process, capable of carrying any pallet to any specified location within the system, thereby maximising storage density and optimising space utilisation.

Designed to be highly customisable, the system caters to varied operational needs such as order picking, peak load management and integration with existing storage technologies. This tailoring extends to accommodate different phases of business growth, offering scalability and flexibility that evolves with the client’s requirements. Essential to its operation is Moffett Automation’s intuitive software, which enables remote monitoring and control of the system. This includes adjustments for heat sensors, motor deceleration, acceleration and even remote operation, ensuring rapid response to any technical issues and maintaining system integrity.

The Moffett Taxi™ system redefines the concept of automated storage with a design that not only optimises every square inch of the warehouse but also adapts to the dynamic demands of modern logistics and manufacturing environments.

Moffett Taxi™

Moffett Taxi™

Thanks to its clever design, the Taxi™ can move in all directions and is capable of carrying heavy pallet loads up to 1500kg at a maximum speed of 1.2 m/s, communicating through a meshed Wi-Fi system. A key feature of the system is that any taxi can take any pallet to any storage space allowing access for optimum utilisation of the system, all with fully automatic opportunity charging via a lithium 100AH battery.

Moffett eTaxi™

Moffett eTaxi™

Enjoy all of the benefits of our celebrated Moffett Taxi™ with a fully electric drive and lift system. Aesthetically pleasing and ecologically friendly, the eTaxi is Designed & manufactured in-house and powered by a lithium 100AH battery with automatic opportunity charging. This system moves at 1.8 m/s and features regenerative braking and communicates through a meshed Wi-Fi network, with an operational time period of 8 hours in ambient storage and 6.6 hours in chilled storage.

Moffett VTU™

Moffett VTU™

To allow any Taxi™ to travel to any level to access any storage space, Moffett VTUs ™ are integrated into every system. Capable of carrying heavy loads up to 2000kg, we design each system with enough VTUs to achieve the required throughputs. VTUs have no max height limitations and therefore can be installed in warehouses of any height to a maximum limit of 40 metres.

Moffett Conveyor™

Moffett Conveyor™

To facilitate inbound and outbound pallet transportation from the storage system, we design, manufacture and install conveyor units tailor-made to meet customers’ exact specifications and can also be integrated with existing processes within the facility, such as AGVs or existing conveyor systems.

Moffett Racking™

Moffett Racking™

Moffett Automation have designed special inter-connected racking which accommodates existing pallet dimensions ensuring optimum storage density. The racking structure is designed and installed to a high tolerance, ensuring total accuracy and utilisation of the space available.

Moffett WCS™

Moffett WCS™

Our Moffett WCS™ (Warehouse Control System) is integrated into existing WMS (Warehouse management system) to control stock and pallets and we offer front-end control of the system to display current storage capacity and stock levels. Thanks to our in-house software team, Moffett Automation is able to integrate with any ERP or WMS company.

Remote Access Support

Remote Access Support

All our systems are supported by our software support team based in Monaghan, Ireland. Our support team operates 24/7 ensuring that downtime is minimised. The remote access support team maintains and supports live systems through a VPN for a rapid response. The support team also updates each live system ensuring that the most up-to-date software is running on all systems.

Moffett Automation Picking Tunnels

Moffett Automation Picking Tunnels

Moffett Automation can install pick tunnels and pick stations into each automated storage system. Products can be picked safely off pallets eliminating the need to outbound the full pallet. Our software team can tailor the picking stations to suit the demands of the business and auto-replenishment can be integrated which allows for the automatic changeover of pallets once they are picked to empty.

Pallet Buffering

Pallet Buffering

We can designate areas around the inbound and outbound zones to accommodate pallet buffering. This means that pallets are directed first of all to an area close to the inbound conveyor so that large volumes can be inbounded during peak periods and then taken to different storage locations during quieter periods. For outbounding, prepared orders are all transported close to the outbound area before the peak outbounding period so that the speed is greatly increased.

Scalability

Scalability

MOFFETT Taxi ™ systems are fully scalable. As business expands, and as throughput requirements increase more pallets can be moved by adding more taxis to the system. This is a quick and easy process which ensures that business growth is not hindered and that the automated storage system can expand and accommodate future growth.

Time to Delivery

Time to Delivery

The race to deliver goods as quickly as possible has become an unrelenting demand in the warehousing sector. The MOFFETT Taxi ™ system guarantees a very rapid pallet throughput. Our system is capable of operating 24/7, allowing distribution companies to maximise efficiency and reduce response time to delivery demands.

The Benefits of Working with Us

• Increased storage density while maintaining optimum
throughput
• Significant energy savings in cold storage
• Less personnel, reduced salary overheads
• Higher throughput rates
• Reduced factory lead times
• Creating a more sustainable storage solution
• Reduction in labour requirements
• INDUSTRY 5.0 Ready
• Elimination of damage to product and racking
• Easily integrated into existing WMS systems
• Interconnected racking structure – ensuring total stability
• Pallet security
• Efficient and ergonomic order pick face system
• Long lifespan
• Super flat flooring not required
• Turn-key solution fits existing warehouse

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