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Flexible – modular – adaptable. More throughput in less space.

The new Dematic Multishuttle® 2 is the engine for change that ensures your new logistic and distribution systems will meet competitive demands today and into the future.

The Dematic Multishuttle 2 is the next-generation “shuttle” AS/RS system for automated storage and retrieval of cartons, small parts or other stored goods, including the handling of trays, containers or individual bundles. It is designed to store, buffer and sequence products between bulk stock and functions like picking and order assembly. The system can dramatically increase speed, accuracy and throughput in warehouses, factories or distribution centers.

The Dematic Multishuttle 2 offers standard modular components and the flexibility to be scalable, which makes it especially suitable for companies experiencing rapid growth and change in product demand profiles.



Application Areas

The Dematic Multishuttle 2 is ideal for supplying product to piece pick order fulfillment modules or mixed case pallet building operations. It can also serve as a pick face replenishment solution.

In addition, Multishuttle can be applied as a short term buffer storage system or as a manufacturing support subsystem for production operations.

It permits the storage of mixed goods of different sizes in a system, without the use of trays or containers.

Suitable for
  • All solutions requiring buffer storage or sequencing of totes, trays, cartons, case goods or individual bundles
  • Buffer storage engines for feeding order assembly operations
  • Intermediate storage buffer solutions supporting Goods-to-Person (GTP) applications
  • Auto-replenishment of pick modules
  • All industries where a wide or often-changing product range is to be processed in an automated way, such as retail, e-commerce, or industrial production
Next Generation Shuttle Technology

The Dematic Multishuttle 2 is the 2nd generation of shuttle ASRS technology. It is based on proven Dematic Multishuttle technology.

The all new design incorporates outstanding engineering, a flexible load extractor, halving of weight, doubling of speed, higher payload capacity, and multi-deep storage capability.

Innovative Telescopic Load Extractor:

The innovative eight finger design of the load extractor and overlapping telescope arms allow for the use of only two telescopic sections to store products single, double, or multi-deep. The load capture fingers are plastic cast, carbon fiber reinforced for robust long term performance.

The Flex Shuttle minimizes space between products and maximizes storage density and hence minimises the cost per storage location.

This makes the Dematic Multishuttle® 2 an extremely reliable high-performance, compact handling unit for mixed packaging units of different sizes.

Features & Benefits

Dematic Multishuttle 2 Redefines Warehouse Logistics:

Increased throughput:
Up to 10 times higher than conventional storage systems
High utilization:
Feeds workstations with high rates to keep workers fully utilized
Ultra-high storage density:
Supports multi-depth storage and handling of units of different sizes tightly packed without fixed storage locations. Lifts can connect work stations above and below to ensure maximum density and use of space.
More layout options:
Fits into overhead spaces, under/over obstructions, best cube utilization
Precise sequencing:
Presents loads to pick stations or palletizers in exact sequence
Range of load types:
“Flex” option accommodates various load sizes
Redundancy with back-up:
Identical carriers provide duplicate service; carriers are interchangeable
Access to stock:
Work platforms in the rack aisles allows manual access to inventory & service to shuttles
Add more carriers in future to provide more throughput

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Available Configurations

Multishuttle STATIC:  Telescopic load extractor
Multishuttle FLEX:  Telescopic load extractor; expands/contracts, accommodates a range of load sizes
Multishuttle BELTED:  Belt conveyor load deck

Multishuttle Flex Load Range

Tote Box


Length:  mm: 200 - 875     inch: 7.9” - 34.4”
Width:  mm: 150 - 650      inch: 5.9” - 25.6”
Height:  mm: 50 - 600      inch: 1.9” - 23.6”



Length:  mm: 200 - 850      inch: 7.9” - 33.4”
Width:  mm: 150 - 625      inch: 5.9” - 24.6”
Height:  mm: 50 - 600      inch: 1.9” - 23.6


Flexibility Flexibility

The Dematic Multishuttle 2 can interface with a wide range of storage media and handling containers. Its inherent flexibility enables the Dematic Multishuttle 2 to be easily adapted to any shape or size building, including existing buildings with lower ceilings.

Its unique load-handling unit permits storage and sequencing of many different sizes of containers and cartons with a single technology.

Static, Flex and Belted models allow the solution to be based on the customer’s unique product handling requirements.

The “Flex” option incorporates flexible load handling technology, enabling high performance storage and retrieval of variable load size and package formats, without the use of trays. The load handling device “flexes” its telescopic arms to adjust to the exact width of the load to be handled as “fingers” engage the product for transfer on and off of the shuttle.

Modularity & Scalability

The Dematic Multishuttle 2 System consists of multiple, modular levels of racking, shuttles, buffer conveyors and software. Each level includes input/output conveyor and shuttles that travel horizontally to access loads stored in the rack structure, typically totes, cartons or trays.

Sensors and hardware components are designed for a stored goods range varying in size and volume, such as cartons, small parts, and of course trays and containers of different dimensions and holding different load weights (Multishuttle FLEX configuration).

Thanks to this flexible and modular structure, the system can adapt to changing business or operational requirements: for example, shuttles or aisles can be added for even more throughput, and the system can accommodate new types of product to be handled as your warehouse or distribution operation grows.

This inherent modularity and flexibility makes the Dematic Multishuttle 2 suitable especially for companies experiencing rapid growth and change in product demand profiles.

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Designed with simplicity in mind, the Dematic Multishuttle® 2 offers standard modular components and the flexibility to be scalable, especially for companies experiencing rapid growth and change in product demand profiles.

Load Types

Plastic tote box, cardboard carton, trays, bundles

Load Weight

32 kg (70 pounds) nominal
Up to 50 kg (110 pounds) with reduced acceleration

Load Storage Density

Standard: Single or double deep
Optional: Multiple deep

Technical Data

Shuttle electrical system: Low voltage DC
Load extractor: Telescopic, two sided
Load capture fingers: Plastic cast, carbon fiber reinforced
Shuttle communication: DPC (Dematic Powerrail Communication)
Velocity driving axis: Up to 4 m/s
Acceleration: Up to 2 m/s² (average)

Operating Environment

Ambient:  0°C – 40°C
Freezer:  up to -30°C (optional – coming soon)
Relative air humidity: 5% - 90%, no condensation

Key Attributes:
  • Throughput: 10 x higher than conventional stacker cranes
  • Scalability: Extendable
  • Layout: Fittable to existing building
  • Flow: Precise load sequencing
  • Racking: Simple & cost effective
  • Energy: 60 Volts DC nominal
  • Operator walkway: Manual access to inventory
  • Configuration: Captive, single/double and multi-deep