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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Good relationship between BRT (Bartolini) and Vanderlande Industries results in 19th Posisorter order

The close cooperation between the Italian express freight operator BRT (formerly known as Bartolini) and Vanderlande Industries is continuing positively, and has now resulted in the 19th order by BRT for a sortation system from Vanderlande.

Pulleyn Transport invests in 3PL customer service with DeltaWMS warehouse performance system

Pulleyn Transport invests in 3PL customer service with DeltaWMS warehouse performance system

Reading-based Pulleyn Transport has installed warehouse performance system 'DeltaWMS' with RF scanning to enhance its 3PL offering for the company's 40+ customers.

Vanderlande Industries establishes local presence in Austrailia

Vanderlande Industries establishes local presence in Austrailia

Vanderlande Industries has opened a new office in Sydney in response to the increasing demand for smart material handling solutions in Australia.

Vanderlande Industries supplies new sorting system to Norway Post

Vanderlande Industries supplies new sorting system to Norway Post

Vanderlande Industries was recently awarded the contract for a new sorting system for Posten Norge AS (Norway Post).

Narrow focus wide options

Narrow focus  wide options

Steve Richmond, director of Jungheinrich UK's Systems and Projects Division, considers reasons for the growing interest in very narrow aisle (VNA) storage systems and describes developments in automated VNA technology.

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.