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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Warehouse automation facilitates online sales growth for John Lewis

Recent trading figures from John Lewis have confirmed its position as a highly successful, multichannel retailer.

Vanderlande to demonstrate innovative new material handling solutions for retailers at CeMAT 2011

At CeMAT 2011 (stand J34 in Hall 27), Vanderlande Industries will present a number of new material handling solutions, which enable food retailers to empower their stores and streamline their warehouse operations.

Modernisation optimises DC providing future fit solution

Modernisation optimises DC providing future fit solution

Wincanton has awarded Dematic the contract to upgrade its 26,000 square metre distribution centre in Corby. The modernisation will update the site's highbay cranes, Transfer Cars and conveyors to the latest controls technology.

Vanderlande Industries demonstrates innovative material handling solutions at CeMAT 2011

Including PICK@EASE item picking workstation, a fully Automated Case Picking (ACP) solution for retail and the VISION Warehouse Management System-Hall 27, stand J34

Goldsteig expands and optimises warehouse logistics with Witron

Goldsteig expands and optimises warehouse logistics with Witron

Goldsteig Ksereien Bayerwald GmbH, headquartered in Cham in the Upper Palatinate, Germany, is one of Europe's main manufacturers of hard, semi-hard and soft cheeses as well as mozzarella.

Logistex upgrade adds improved performance and new life to automated warehouse

Logistex upgrade adds improved performance and new life to automated warehouse

Logistex has recently completed an extensive modernisation and upgrade programme to a leading distribution company's automated high bay installation in Oxfordshire.

George Utz develops container for John Lewis

George Utz develops container for John Lewis

George Utz in partnership with Knapp UK and John Lewis develop a bespoke stack nest distribution container.

Witron wins contract to build comprehensive food-distribution centre for Coop in Norway

Witron wins contract to build comprehensive food-distribution centre for Coop in Norway

Coop in Norway, with a turnover of over 4 billion euro's and a market share of 24%, is the second largest food retailer of this northern European country.

Knapp to demonstrate warehouse automation expertise

Knapp to demonstrate warehouse automation expertise

Automated material handling systems supplier, Knapp, will be showing its wide range of solutions and services for warehouse automation at the Logistics Link South exhibition at Sandown Park on 15 and 16 February.

Tommy Hilfiger improves productivity with new Vanderlande order consolidation system

The Tommy Hilfiger Group, founded in New York, USA in 1985, is one of the world's leading apparel and retail companies.