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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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.

Two-colour crates make stacking and storing easier

Two-colour crates make stacking and storing easier

Bi-colour crates are the latest addition to the Goplasticpallets.com website, highlighting how clever design can simplify storage handling.

UNEX Manufacturing introduces online configurator to speed custom designs for material handling structures and equipment

UNEX Manufacturing introduces online configurator to speed custom designs for material handling structures and equipment

UNEX Manufacturing, Inc., the provider of order picking solutions, has introduced the UNEX Configurator, a design tool that generates a 3D image and bill of materials for users' custom carton flow solutions.

New managing director to head up Reed Boardall's transport division

New managing director to head up Reed Boardall's transport division

Yorkshire-based temperature controlled storage and distribution business Reed Boardall has appointed Graeme Richardson as managing director of its transport division.

Hammer new European distributor for StorageCraft OneBlox scale-out storage

Hammer new European distributor for StorageCraft OneBlox scale-out storage

Hammer and StorageCraft Technology have announced a Europe-wide distribution agreement that will see Hammer adding the StorageCraft OneBlox scale-out solutions to its portfolio.

William Hughes vacuum formed trays help protect valuable parts during storage and transportation

William Hughes vacuum formed trays help protect valuable parts during storage and transportation

William Hughes, a leading manufacturer of precision, high specification springs, has expanded its range of specialist products for the aerospace and hydraulic industries with the introduction of a range of standard size and bespoke vacuum formed trays.

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.

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