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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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.

Diverse grinding wheel handling applications in confined spaces

Diverse grinding wheel handling applications in confined spaces

A great deal of potential in confined spaces: Haas is expanding the range of possibilities of its Multigrind® CA and CB grinding machines with a fully automated compact storage rack for up to 70 grinding wheels and up to 20 coolant protectors.

Datalogic presents the next generation Falcon X4

Datalogic presents the next generation Falcon X4

Datalogic, the automatic data capture and process automation solutions provider, has introduced the new Falcon X4 Mobile Computer.

Jungheinrich semi-automatic logistics solution for Germany's largest noodle factory

Jungheinrich semi-automatic logistics solution for Germany's largest noodle factory

Jungheinrich is building a semi-automatic finished goods warehouse for Germany's oldest noodle producer, die Erfurter Teigwaren GmbH, based in Erfurt, Thuringia.

Streamlining operations with waveless picking

Streamlining operations with waveless picking

By Eric Lamphier, Senior Director, Product Management, Manhattan Associates.

Modern supply chain and logistics professionals are grappling with the most challenging environment that they have ever faced, especially as one focuses to end point of retail commerce and consumption.

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