Swisslog Vectura Unit Load AS/RS | Automated Storage and Retrieval

Flexible, modular stacker crane systems to suit most storage applications

Swisslog’s Vectura Unit Load stacker crane is an extremely flexible storage and retrieval machine for high bay unit load automated storage systems. Its modular mast construction and dynamic positioning controls allow higher throughput with larger loads. The crane functions as a platform on which different load-carrying arrangements can be fitted, allowing it to handle one, two or multiple loads in single, double, triple, and multi-deep storage layouts. Capable of operating at temperatures from -22°F to 122°F (-30°C to 50°C), heights up to 164 feet (50 meters), and handling everything from standard pallets to large and unusual loads like car bodies and boats, this versatile workhorse is an ideal option for a variety of industries and applications.

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Swisslog Vectura Unit Load

How It Works

The Vectura stacker crane for automated warehouses allows you to quickly configure the right storage retrieval machine (SRM) for a wide variety of pallet configurations. These configurations include single-, double-, triple- and multi-deep stacking.

Swisslog's Vectura unit load crane moves up and down a single aisle to both store and retrieve pallets and full loads. The crane functions as a platform on which different load-carrying arrangements can be fitted, and the crane's modular design means it is can be fitted to almost any application.

Vectura is a reliable, proven and cost-effectivetechnology. Additionally, continual enhancements make Vectura a top-quality ASRS crane, capable of accommodating a broad range of requirements.

  • Distribution centers
  • Production storage
  • Buffer storage
  • Chilled or frozen storage of down to -22°F (-30°C)
  • Stainless steel applications in the food & beverage sector (e.g., meat industry)

Features & Benefits

  • Supports single, double, triple and multi-deep stacking
  • Suitable for cold storage operations and deep freeze conditions down to -22°F (-30°C)
  • Aisle transfer system allows one crane to service many aisles without digging into the warehouse floor
  • Modular design allows fast and easy on-site assembly even in existing facilities; one crane can be assembled in a single day
  • Cost-efficient commissioning, through high standardization of the processes and modules
  • Unique mast design minimizes weight, dramatically reducing power consumption up to 20% compared to other pallet cranes
  • Cost-efficient commissioning, transport and installation
  • Minimization of spare parts inventory due to unique shared components concept


  • Throughput: 20 to 45 double cycles/hour
  • Maximum height: 164 ft (50 m)
  • Minimum height: 33 ft (10 m)
  • Load range: 440 to 7,716 lbs. (200 to 3,500 kg)
  • Product range: single and double mast
  • Storage density: single to multi-deep
  • Operating Temperatures: -22°F to 122°F ( -30°C to 50°C)

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