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TORNADO Automated Vertical Storage Machine

The TORNADO Automated Vertical Storage Machine is a dynamic storage and retrieval system that boosts handling efficiency by up to 65%, and increases floor space capacity by up to 70%.

An ultra-fast, virtually noiseless, computer-controlled storage and transfer lift system, the TORNADO is designed to maximise storage on the smallest possible footprint. Using the goods-to-person principle it cuts operator walking and waiting times, reduces search time and picking errors making it highly- efficient and energy-saving.

The TORNADO lift system is highly customisable for specific operating environments and offers the following benefits as standard:

  • Up to 70% saving in floor space capacity
  • Up to 65% boost in handling efficiency
  • Fast and accurate picking with up to 99.9% stock-picking accuracy
  • Low power consumption & maintenance costs
  • Dedicated, easy-to-use Windows-based interface
  • Equipped with adaptable trays for additional efficiency
  • Light pointer to reduce errors
  • Additional openings for use on different floor levels
  • Easy and paperless order handling to optimise warehouse logistics

Standard dimensions & ranges:

  • Volt: 400V 16A
  • Width: 2500mm - 4250mm
  • Height: 4000mm - 15,000mm
  • Depth: 2100mm - 4200mm
  • Tray load: 300kg / 400kg / 500kg

Safety & Control features:

  • Light curtain on openings prevents operators accessing the machine
  • Photo light-cells in the lift & LED lights in the opening
  • Emergency buttons on both sides of the opening
  • Height-measurement device
  • PC Windows platform with touch screen
  • TC1200 main control & TCPlus WMS system
  • FIFO mode
  • Manual drive & automatic (WMS) usage


  • Light pointer
  • In/Out feeder
  • Touch screen
  • Barcode readers
  • Label printers
  • IP camera
  • Remote support
  • Plexi-glass sides
  • WMS connection ERP

TORNADO Automated Vertical Storage Machine. - Kaha, Finland