In the multi-column system SILO2 ISTO TECH, access openings can be placed side by side to favor continuity, speed and efficiency in
storage and retrieval handling operations: while the operator is involved in handling operations in one access opening,
the vertical lift system can proceed with the next mission and bring the required tray to the adjacent access opening,
thereby reducing or even eliminating waiting times.
Access openings can be positioned on the same level, on different levels or opposite each other to offer the greatest possible freedom to configure it according to available space.
Everything is cleverly controlled with ICONTM, our software which expertly manages the SILO2 Isto Tech system.
Integration with the most popular WMS and ERP management software, label printing and bar code readers ensures the fully traceability of the stored items.
Furthermore, the integration of barcode and QR Code readers and IRIDE, the innovate, interactive and multimedia system, will make storage and retrieval of histological samples faster, more accurate and more intuitive thanks to a digital environment, fully integrated with both the archive system and our ICONTM management system via four main features:
Lending a hand in picking operations using colored light beams to identify the section containing the required slides or samples.
Our digital instrument panel provides any relevant handling information projected directly into the operator’s line of sight.
An integrated lighting and warning light system which can flag up hazardous situations (activation of safety light curtains, downtime, etc...).
Buttons positioned on the outside edge of the access opening allow the operator to interact with the information projected onto the Head-up Digital Dashboard” without needing to continually move over to the PC workstation.
Each individual tray is equipped with metal and/or plastic storage containers which hold a single or double row of samples and are equipped with a front tab to facilitate removal and handling.
A barcode and/or QR Code can be attached to both the tray and the tab to allow the operator to double-check correct identification and avoid any possible storage and retrieval errors.
During consultation, the operator only needs to remove a single storage container, weighing just 1.5 kg, in the single row version, unlike traditional static systems where a typical drawer can weigh around 16 kg (holding a standard 36 compartments).
The height of the storage containers is designed to be lower than that of the stored units to make their removal easier.