Storage Machines

Lift Systems (TORNADO)

Lift Systems (TORNADO) with its ingenious vertical lifting device, the servo-operated automated Tornado storage system is rapid, energy-efficient and ergonomic. These vertical lift storage machines are easy to tailor to each customer’s needs. Tornados are the perfect solution for storing and handling small items in your warehouse or shop.

Tornado offers safe and secure storage for your small parts. The system’s intelligent engine attempts to place the more active trays close to the retrieval point. This makes the Tornado system especially useful for seasonal products. Each level in a Tornado vertical storage machine can be password-protected  for added security.

The Tornado’s speed both horizontally and vertically offers rapid storage and retrieval. The clear and straightforward structure makes the system extremely reliable and therefore cheap to maintain.

Picking from a Tornado could not be easier. The operator enters a product code, either manually, using a bar-code reader or from a higher-level system. The Tornado then retrieves the required tray and brings it to the operator at the optimum height so the item can be picked.


Tornado vertical Lift storage machines offer:

  • More goods can be fitted into the same space – up to a 70% increase in horizontal capacity.
  • Efficient picking – up to 65% reduction in picking times.
  • Ergonomic operation – automatic delivery of trays to an optimal working level.
  • Prevention of unauthorized use – reduction of losses.
  • Easy, paperless order processing.
  • The Windows-based PC control system allows easy integration with many types of WMS.
  • Minimization of picking errors.
  • Can transfer goods between floors like a lift.
  • The latest technology on the market.

Tornado vertical storage machine dimensions and statistics:

  • Tray width (internal): 1250-4000 mm
  • Tray depth (internal): 520, 620, 720, 820 and 1220 mm (other dimensions on request)
  • Tray load capacity: 500 kg maximum
  • Load height: 850 mm maximum
  • Total load capacity: 40 000 kg maximum
  • Total height: 15 m maximum
  • Electrical connection: 400 VAC
  • Motor output: 5.5 kW

Vertical Carousel (PATERNOSTER) – Description – Dexion Storage Machines and WMS

The Vertical Paternoster carousel storage machine is an excellent solution for storing goods in a small floor space and for optimising picking times. By enablment of the batch picking processes it is particulalry good at saving time. This rotating automated storage system saves floor space by providing efficient, height optimised storage.

Paternoster’s offer closed, safe storage and protect products from dust and light damage. Retrieval points can be set up on different floors and the faster product turnaround times offered by Paternosters mean that the warehouse picking operation can be reduced by as much as 60%.

The work environment is safe and ergonomic, as carriers are transported to the optimum working level.

A Paternoster carousel is the perfect system for storing many different types of goods. It offers rapid processing; the Paternoster will always takes the shortest route to the operator, as well as minimising the number of picking errors.

Vertical Carousel (PATERNOSTER) – Products – Dexion Storage Machines and WMS

A patternoster can offer

  • Fit more goods into the same space. Saving up to 70% on floor space.
  • Picking time only 15 seconds/row.
  • Reduces picking errors by two thirds.
  • Ideal for batch picking.
  • Combines reliable technology with decades of experience in global deliveries.
  • Low maintenance requirements but a good maintenance network.
  • Provides a safe, ergonomic work environment.
  • Is easy to integrate with many WMS solutions.
  • Prevents unauthorised use. Reduces losses.
  • Offers a separate durable an secure frame.
  • A well-lit picking opening that can be closed and secured electronically. Optionally, multiple picking openings on more than one floor level.
  • Guarantees the safety of both users and goods with a safety light curtain and photoelectric cells above and below the picking opening.
  • A control equipped with a graphical display and an alphanumeric keyboard.
  • Carrier dimensions suitable for most standard picking trays.

Vertical Carousel (PATERNOSTER) – Specifications – Dexion Storage Machines and WMS

Paternoster dimensions and statistics:

Carrier widths 2850 and 4100 mm

Carrier depths 420, 520 and 620 mm

Carrier capacity 600 kg max per carrier

Space between carriers: 201-493 mm

Total capacity: 15 600 kg maximum

Total widths: 3703 and 4953 mm

Total depth: 1836, 2036 and 2236 mm

Total height: 3040-14 890 mm

Electrical connection: 400 VAC

Motor output: 4 kW

Control system: PaC100