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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Kardex acquires majority share in Robomotive

Kardex acquires majority share in Robomotive

Kardex has acquired the majority share in the Dutch company Robomotive. Founded in 2011, the company develops and implements smart robot technologies.

Port of Gothenburg offers inland storage of imported goods

Port of Gothenburg offers inland storage of imported goods

A sudden shift in demand for Swedish imported goods in the wake of the Coronavirus has led to a need for interim storage of goods that have already been ordered and are on their way to Sweden, mainly in containers.

Westfort builds smartest meat company with new intralogistics

Westfort builds smartest meat company with new intralogistics

Westfort will improve and further expand internal logistics together with Inther Group. The total new construction at Westfort has already started in 2014. The current location in IJsselstein (NL) will now be expanded with a central processing location and integrated freezing storage with a surface area of no less than 38,000 m2.

New head of operations appointed at Reed Boardall

New head of operations appointed at Reed Boardall

Yorkshire-based temperature controlled storage and distribution business Reed Boardall has appointed Patrick Haslam as head of operations in its cold store division.

Aggreko launches emergency cold storage unit

Aggreko launches emergency cold storage unit

Cold storage warehouses will be able to immediately recover from breakdowns due to Aggreko’s new temporary air cooled low temperature AC units.

UNEX Manufacturing showcases latest order picking solutions at ProMat 2019

UNEX Manufacturing showcases latest order picking solutions at ProMat 2019

UNEX Manufacturing, Inc., the provider of order picking solutions, will be exhibiting its award-winning order picking and storage solutions at ProMat 2019, held from April 8-11 in Chicago, IL US at McCormick Place.

Yodel unveils automated sortation facility to handle out of gauge parcels

Yodel unveils automated sortation facility to handle out of gauge parcels

UK independent parcel carrier Yodel, has announced the launch of a bespoke semi-automated sort, which it claims has been designed to revolutionise the handling of large, out of gauge and delicate parcels.

Vanderlande awarded contract by E.Leclerc for STOREPICK solution at a second distribution centre

Vanderlande awarded contract by E.Leclerc for STOREPICK solution at a second distribution centre

French retail giant E.Leclerc has signed a contract with Vanderlande for the delivery of an automated case picking solution – STOREPICK – at its Scadif distribution centre (DC), located southeast of Paris.

Vanderlande brings item picking cobot technology to life

Vanderlande brings item picking cobot technology to life

Vanderlande has developed a 'cobot application' (a robot physically capable of working alongside human operators) together with leading Finnish trading company in assembly and fastening materials, Würth Oy, and its logistics software partner (Leanware Oy) in a shared pilot project.

Automation proves the right remedy for Sigma Pharmaceuticals

Automation proves the right remedy for Sigma Pharmaceuticals

Watford-based Sigma Pharmaceuticals has installed automated handling systems from KNAPP as part of its long-term growth strategy.

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