Providing dense storage that maximizes floor space, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) integrate automated hardware and software for accurate picking and replenishment. These systems automatically locate and deliver the required inventory to a conveyor system, manual outfeed, or an ergonomic operator station. This translates to a reduction in labor, floor space and inventory levels, while increasing accuracy and productivity in comparison to manual storage methods. Typical storage applications include order picking, tooling, consolidation, work-in-process, and buffering in ambient, cold, freezer, or clean-room environments.
There are several types of automated storage and retrieval equipment. These include:
Automated storage and retrieval systems are used in a variety of areas to support processing and picking throughout a facility:
Automated storage and retrieval systems provide a variety of benefits:
Automated storage and retrieval systems are used in a variety of industries, including: