Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems (ASRS) members are the Industry’s leading suppliers of automated storage/retrieval systems. They supply systems worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector.
Mission: Deliver member value by collectively and collaboratively growing and supporting the Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems market.
Vision: To be recognized as the independent authority on Automated Storage/Retrieval System solutions and technologies.
The Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems Industry Group is a member-driven organization. Members meet regularly to create value in areas they cannot achieve independently through:
An Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) is a combination of equipment and controls that handle, store and retrieve materials as needed with precision, accuracy and speed under a defined degree of automation. Systems vary from relatively simple, manually controlled order-picking machines operating in small storage structures to extremely large, computer-controlled storage/retrieval systems totally integrated into a manufacturing and distribution process.
Generically speaking, AS/RS refers to a variety of computer-controlled methods for automatically depositing and retrieving loads to and from defined storage locations. Within an AS/RS environment one would find one or more of the following technologies: Horizontal Carousels, Vertical Carousels, Vertical Lift Modules, and/or Robotic Storage Retrieval Systems (RSR), the latter utilizing special storage retrieval machines to do the work needed to insert, extract and deliver loads to designated input/output locations within the aisles being served.
The right application of AS/RS provides a long list of user benefits! It has been demonstrated time and time again that Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems are proven technologies capable of effectively and reliably handling and buffering raw materials, work-in-process inventories and finished goods of all kinds, making it possible to totally integrate material handling storage, however temporary, into the total process being served.
The AS/RS Industry Group is a member-driven organization. Members meet regularly to review, discuss and revise the standards for design, performance and proper operation of Automated Storage/ Retrieval Systems, and to create value in areas they cannot achieve independently through:
Storage/Retrieval (S/R) Machines and
B30.13 applies to storage/retrieval (S/R) machines and associated equipment, such as aisle transfer cars and aisle equipment, and interfaces with other material handling equipment covered under other standards. The provisions of this Standard applying to S/R machines shall apply equally to the construction, installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and operation of aisle transfer cars and any load handling equipment which is part of or attached to S/R machines or aisle transfer cars.
|ANSI MH24.2-Power-Operated Vertical Carousels & Lift Modules|
This standard serves to eliminate or minimize the hazards which can arise during installation, start up, operation, maintenance, testing, and dismantling of power-operated vertical carousels and vertical lift modules. Vertical carousels are circulating storage equipment modules with load carriers that can be provided with one or more access openings. Vertical lift modules handle goods such as storage containers placed on load carriers using a built-in lift unit that carry goods from an access opening to storage locations in a racking tower, or from a storage location to an access opening.
The documents below can be used in conjunction with our usage requirements.
|Multiple Shuttle ASRS Systems with Acceleration/Deceleration Considerations|
|Vertical Carousels Increase Order Picking Performance|
|Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs) Increase Order Picking Performance|
|Considerations for Purchasing Used Automated Storage and Retrieval Equipment|
Jackson Chen, Auburn University
The $5,000 ASRS Honor Scholarship has been awarded to Jackson Chen. Jackson is a junior Supply Chain Management student at Auburn University. He is involved in Auburn's Supply Chain Management Association, and he has been on Auburn's Dean's List every semester.
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Considerations for Planning an Automated Storage/Retrieval System
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