Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (ASRS)

An Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) refers to a variety of computer-controlled methods for automatically depositing and retrieving loads to and from defined storage locations within manufacturing, warehousing and distribution environments. They are compact machines that utilise the unused high level space of a plant or warehouse for the storage of products. Items can be placed in specific locations either on pallets, trays or hanging from bars and can be accessed very easily. They are used to automatically to retrieve and put away products and can operate within a very narrow high space.

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Vanderlande Industries supplies an automated sorting system to TNT Hong Kong

Vanderlande Industries has provided an automated sorting system at the new regional hub built by TNT Express in Hong Kong to improve its operations in the Pearl River Delta area (South China).

Swisslog's AutoStore to boost space efficiency at Asda

contract with supermarket chain Asda, to deliver an automated goods-to-man materials handling solution called AutoStore.

Conveyor Systems keeps pace with fashion success

Conveyor Systems keeps pace with fashion success

European Conveyor Systems (ECS) has played a major role in a 2.5 million project to expand warehousing facilities for fashion retailer Boden in Leicester, from which 12,500 parcels a day are currently despatched to customers.

Vanderlande Industries launches Quickstore Microshuttle at Logimat 2012

Vanderlande Industries launches Quickstore Microshuttle at Logimat 2012

Vanderlande Industries is currently exhibiting its new Quickstore Microshuttle an extension to the Quickstore range of shuttles, miniloads and load handling devices at LogiMAT 2012 (Stuttgart, Germany, 13 15 March).

Swisslog proposes Rudolf Weber as member of the Board

Swisslog proposes Rudolf Weber as member of the Board

Swisslog has nominated top manager Rudolf Weber for election to the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 18 April 2012.

SSI Schaefer to fit-out Harrods

SSI Schaefer to fit-out Harrods

Harrods has appointed SSI Schaefer to fit-out its new distribution centre in Thatcham, Newbury. The luxury retailer is currently relocating its entire warehouse operations to Berkshire from its existing site in Osterley, West London.

Pro-Dek racking projects provide 11,000 metres of storage

Pro-Dek racking projects provide 11,000 metres of storage

Three contracts totalling 500,000 completed by Pro-Dek Storage Systems have provided nearly seven miles of storage as part of a major expansion programme by Righton Ltd, the UK independent metal and plastics stockholder.

Westfalia Technologies completes high density AS/RS installation at Gehl Foods

Westfalia Technologies completes high density AS/RS installation at Gehl Foods

With its continued business success, Gehl Foods Inc., of Germantown, WI, needed to find a way to meet its expanding order processing and warehouse storage needs within the confines of their existing 22' high building.

Dematic at LogiMAT 2012 - total solutions provider.

Dematic at LogiMAT 2012 - total solutions provider.

At LogiMAT 2012, Dematic will be showcasing live the world premiere of the new Multishuttle Generation II.

Bito's Fast Track goes interactive

Bito's Fast Track goes interactive

Bito has released the first issue of its 2012 Fast Track catalogue (FT2), which contains all the storage and welfare products a business might require.