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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Atomic Austria relies on automation from Jungheinrich

Atomic Austria relies on automation from Jungheinrich

Atomic Austria, the ski equipment manufacturer and global corporation that is part of the Finnish Amer-Sports Group, has expanded its distribution warehouse in Altenmarkt, Austria, with Jungheinrich, by adding an automated high-bay warehouse for cartons, investing €20 million in the project.

Logistics, storage & distribution: Decreasing isolation to increase engagement and productivity

Logistics, storage & distribution: Decreasing isolation to increase engagement and productivity

By James Scott, founder and chief executive of Thrive.App.

If there’s been any industry hit particularly hard by the circumstances of 2020, it’s been the logistics, storage, and distribution industry. But it’s not for the same reasons that a lot of businesses have struggled — in fact, quite the opposite.

Safety is too important to rely on ‘off the shelf’ products. When sourcing safety solutions, consultation is key

Safety is too important to rely on ‘off the shelf’ products. When sourcing safety solutions, consultation is key

The boom in online retail in recent years has undoubtedly boosted warehouse and logistics operation in the UK while the circumstances of 2020 continue to fuel further growth within the industry as consumers steer clear of the high street; opting instead for online shopping and delivery.

Time to send in the robots

Time to send in the robots

New use cases for robotics are being identified almost daily. The rapid growth of ecommerce, fuelled in part by necessity from Covid-19 lockdowns, has meant that for many organisations, the requirements for staff and goods is growing at a rate too fast to meet demand – the need for automation is now greater than ever.

Will darkness protect us from COVID-19?

Will darkness protect us from COVID-19?

Sunlight was supposed to be the answer to COVID-19. However, fully automated warehouses that no longer need lighting or heating are helping to keep supply lines open during the pandemic. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA sales at automation equipment supplier EU Automation, explains why retailers and distributors are investing heavily in fully automated distribution centres.

Geek+ and Körber announce global partnership for AMR deployment

Geek+ and Körber announce global partnership for AMR deployment

Geek+, a global AMR leader, and Körber, the global supply chain technology solutions provider from software to materials handling automation, have begun a global strategic partnership.

inconso and Zalando continue their collaboration

inconso and Zalando continue their collaboration

Logistics software specialist inconso supports fashion retailer Zalando in controlling logistics automation components with inconsoWCS.

NewCold grows again as demand for cold storage outstrips supply

NewCold grows again as demand for cold storage outstrips supply

In response to continued demand from the food manufacturing sector the automated cold storage specialist, NewCold, is opening a new deepfreeze facility in Corby this October and expects to see the first pallets arriving only one year later.

CargoLogicAir implements CHAMP’s Weight & Balance solution for their resumed freighter operations

CargoLogicAir implements CHAMP’s Weight & Balance solution for their resumed freighter operations

CargoLogicAir has implemented CHAMP’s Weight & Balance solution - flying again to provide much needed freighter capacity supporting the global supply chain in these challenging times. After suspending operations in February, CargoLogicAir (CLA) resumed operations in April with two B747-400F to transport personal protective equipment (PPE) for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

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.

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