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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(R)evolution in shuttle technology from Vanderlande

(R)evolution in shuttle technology from Vanderlande

Vanderlande firmly believes that warehouse automation must be able to adapt to customers' changing business needs. Whether those needs apply to product range, storage capacity, delivery times, daily throughput or number of delivery points; Vanderlande offers flexible solutions.

DeSeM Lifts supplies three lifts at Storagebase

DeSeM Lifts supplies three lifts at Storagebase

A North Staffordshire manufacturer has won its biggest ever contract, to supply three 38 person, seven floor goods-and-passenger lifts to a landmark new self-storage facility.

Swisslog expands an organic food distribution centre for Alnatura

Swisslog expands an organic food distribution centre for Alnatura

Few high-bay facilities are as impressive as the new distribution centre operated by Alnatura Produktions-und Handels GmbH in Lorsch, Germany.

RediGroup reports strong sales growth

RediGroup reports strong sales growth

Storage systems specialist, RediGroup, has experienced strong growth over the first two quarters of the current financial year with order intake up 26 per cent on the same period 12 months earlier.

Your automated storage questions answered online

Your automated storage questions answered online

RediTechniX – part of the RediGroup group of specialist materials handling companies – has introduced an online advice portal that allows visitors to the company's website to have their automated pallet storage and retrieval systems-related questions answered by an industry expert.

Mezzanine is inspired choice for more storage

Mezzanine is inspired choice for more storage

The new warehouse operated by the Inspire Community Trust in the London Borough of Bexley makes maximum use of available space with a mezzanine floor and shelving installed by storage specialist Romstor and a Mezz Lift goods lift designed and manufactured by Penny Hydraulics.

National warehousing honours for ESE at 'industry Oscars'

National warehousing honours for ESE at 'industry Oscars'

Norwich based industrial and warehousing supplies company ESE Direct is celebrating after being recognised by its peers in the industry equivalent of the Oscars for the third successive year.

Bin intelligence powers Porsche spare parts store

Bin intelligence powers Porsche spare parts store

A total of 168,000 bins and trays, supplied by Bito, are used in the automated small parts store of German sports car manufacturer Porsche, at its central spare parts warehouse in Sachsenheim.

Kuehne + Nagel retain RediRack as preferred racking suppliers

Kuehne + Nagel retain RediRack as preferred racking suppliers

Global provider of fully integrated supply chain solutions, Kuehne + Nagel, has signed a preferred supplier agreement with pallet racking expert RediRack.

Kasto wins Materials Handling Safety award

Kasto wins Materials Handling Safety award

At this year's IMHX international materials handling and logistics exhibition, held at Birmingham's national exhibition centre in March, Kasto won the BITA (British Industrial Truck Association)-sponsored IMHX Design 4 Safety Award 2013 in the category: Specialist Winner, Racking & Storage.

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