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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Automated response requires smooth operators

Automated response requires smooth operators

Edward Hutchison, Managing Director of BITO Storage Systems, looks at the proposition of an automated response to logistics challenges.

ISD Solutions exports single envelope know-how for NewCold frozen distribution centre in Melbourne

ISD Solutions exports single envelope know-how for NewCold frozen distribution centre in Melbourne

ISD Solutions has won an A$12million (nearly £7.5 million) order from Dutch cold chain logistics specialist NewCold, to build the company's latest super-efficient freezer storage and distribution facility near Melbourne, Australia.

Automated storage system raises subcontractor’s productivity by a quarter

Automated storage system raises subcontractor’s productivity by a quarter

Sheet metal subcontractor, Keller Blechtechnik in Endingen, southern Germany, has increased productivity by more than 25 per cent thanks to ongoing investment in automated storage, retrieval and handling of material. At the same time, material availability has improved and scrap has been drastically reduced.

BEUMER Group awarded contract for automated parcel sortation system for Relais Colis sorting centre located in Paris area

BEUMER Group awarded contract for automated parcel sortation system for Relais Colis sorting centre located in Paris area

BEUMER Group – the global supplier of automated material handling systems for the parcel and post industry – has been awarded the contract to design and integrate a new automated cross-docking parcel sortation system at Relais Colis' Sortation Centre in Combs-la-Ville, Paris area (France).

Vanderlande selected as Best Employer in The Netherlands

Vanderlande selected as Best Employer in The Netherlands

Vanderlande has been selected as the number one Best Employer in The Netherlands.

Vanderlande unveils state-of-the-art new headquarters

Vanderlande unveils state-of-the-art new headquarters

Vanderlande has officially opened the doors to its new cutting-edge office building in Veghel. A formal ceremony was held recently, and a commemorative brick was laid in celebration of the milestone event.

Automatic storage and retrieval systems for long stock and sheet material

Automatic storage and retrieval systems for long stock and sheet material

Plenty of storage space in a footprint 50 to 80 per cent smaller than conventional racking, fast access to material, rapid picking with accurate inventory control, flexible storage options including holding stock in an external, weatherproof store.

Advances in warehouse automation from Gebhardt-ECS

Advances in warehouse automation from Gebhardt-ECS

Gebhardt-ECS is showing some of the latest developments in its automated warehouse technology at IMHX 2016, designed to provide the speed, flexibility and reliability to meet end-customer demand and supported by a newly optimised remote maintenance service.

Dematic gears-up for 'rapid results' at IMHX 2016

Dematic gears-up for 'rapid results' at IMHX 2016

Dematic, the automated intralogistics solutions company, is to offer visitors a 'live' demonstration of its latest automated picking techniques on stand 9A55, bringing together the intelligence of its Dematic RapidPick, Dematic RapidPut and Dematic Multishuttle technology in a modular system designed for delivering 'rapid results'.

Stick and Start driverless intralogistics transport system

Stick and Start driverless intralogistics transport system

At IMHX 2016, BITO Storage Systems will be introducing a new driverless intralogistics transport solution that is easy to implement, adapt or remove and does not require any permanent fixtures.