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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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.

Automated storage system raises subcontractor’s productivity by a quarter

Automated storage system raises subcontractor’s productivity by a quarter

Sheet metal subcontractor, Keller Blechtechnik in Endingen, southern Germany, has increased productivity by more than 25 per cent thanks to ongoing investment in automated storage, retrieval and handling of material. At the same time, material availability has improved and scrap has been drastically reduced.

BEUMER Group awarded contract for automated parcel sortation system for Relais Colis sorting centre located in Paris area

BEUMER Group awarded contract for automated parcel sortation system for Relais Colis sorting centre located in Paris area

BEUMER Group – the global supplier of automated material handling systems for the parcel and post industry – has been awarded the contract to design and integrate a new automated cross-docking parcel sortation system at Relais Colis' Sortation Centre in Combs-la-Ville, Paris area (France).

Vanderlande selected as Best Employer in The Netherlands

Vanderlande selected as Best Employer in The Netherlands

Vanderlande has been selected as the number one Best Employer in The Netherlands.

Vanderlande unveils state-of-the-art new headquarters

Vanderlande unveils state-of-the-art new headquarters

Vanderlande has officially opened the doors to its new cutting-edge office building in Veghel. A formal ceremony was held recently, and a commemorative brick was laid in celebration of the milestone event.

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