Stacker Cranes for Boxes

Stacker cranes for boxes automate deposit and retrieve functions from your racking systems. They move boxes to and from a centralised picking point as required by your storage operation.

This stacker crane system is ideal for warehouses with high-throughput capacities and that require highly accurate item management. These stacker cranes for boxes are controlled by world-leading warehouse management systems.

Automatic storage and retrieval systems can operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

By automatically retrieving boxes from racks up to 40 m high, our stacker cranes increase warehouse productivity, eliminate handling errors and help operators keep permanent inventory.

Stacker cranes reduce staff and energy requirements, enhancing the safety and efficiency of automated warehouse systems.

  • Easy access to all stored boxes (up to 40 m high)
  • Suitable for very narrow aisle configurations (as small as 800 mm)
  • Applies “goods to man” principle
  • Automation of the entry and exit operations of the products
  • Keep a fail-proof permanent inventory
  • Eliminate the errors arising from manual goods handling
  • Optimal use of available space
  • Safer operation as staff members don’t enter aisle spaces
  • Warehouse automation means fewer operation resources are needed


Tell me more about Stacker Cranes for Boxes

Automated stacker cranes:

Stacker cranes for boxes interface with racking systems, automatically depositing and retrieving boxes and moving them to and from a centralised picking point. This system is made up of a central aisle, along which a stacker crane travels, and two racks built at either side used to store boxes or trays.

The picking and handling area is formed by conveyors and is positioned at one end or at the side of the racking. The stacker crane deposits the load extracted from the rack. The conveyors then take the box to the operator and once completed it is returned to the stacker crane, which then places it back in the racking.

The whole system is controlled by a management software package which registers the location of all the materials in the warehouse and keeps a real-time inventory. 

Stacker cranes: In-A-Box

  • This mini-load automatic storage and retrieval system transports totes or boxes to a pick-up and delivery station
  • Store items “double-deep” on either side of an aisle or stacker crane
  • Form stacks of up to 40 m high
  • Store items of up to 50 kg
  • Ideal for very narrow aisles – as narrow as 800 mm
  • Achieve “absolute load safety” – eliminates operators dropping boxes and damaging goods

Available throughout SA:  

APC Storage Solutions SA has world-class storage experts who assess your unique warehouse requirements and offer warehouse automation solutions accordingly.

We offer world-class installations and servicing of all automated warehouse solutions in Gauteng and throughout South Africa, including Cape TownDurbanPretoria and Johannesburg

10-year guarantee:

APC Storage Solutions SA provides a full 10-year guarantee and lifetime warranty on all warehouse automation installations.

Read more about this guarantee offering here.