AutoStore

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What is AutoStore?

AutoStore is a robotic storage system and is the ultimate space maker, reducing a warehouse’s storage footprint by 75% when compared to conventional storage space.

Stop “airhousing”, start “warehousing”. Don’t expand your building, increase your density for up to half the cost. Make your warehouse an AutoStore warehouse.

How AutoStore Works

Bins are stacked high and compact in an aluminum cubic grid system that can be formed in any shape and around obstacles in order to accommodate user access. You don’t have to renovate your building, simply find the best space available to install AutoStore. Warehouses and distributors of all types can use this technology to streamline storage, retrieval, and delivery of products. The AutoStore solution uses automated storage technology to improve the efficiency of warehouse operations.

Using cube storage automation, you can store products easily while taking up the least amount of space. Retrieval of products is easy because the top of the grid is a runway for high-speed robots. Human abilities are limited, but robots are tireless. Robots deliver bins to workstations on the grid’s perimeter. The robots return the bins to the top level. This activity causes slower moving product to sink to the bottom of the grid. With this Natural Slotting, digging to the bottom level is minimized. This retrieval system is effective, reliable, and time-saving.

Each robot has one task: get the bin. Their work is coordinated on the same playing field. The AutoStore control system enables the various AutoStore parts to function as a finely tuned machine.

Benefits of Implementing AutoStore Robot Storage Systems

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Workforce Efficiency

Walk Time – Eliminate the miles your employees are walking each day during the pick process. This can typically make up 35-50% of their process time.

Touches – Eliminate touches by only receiving into the AutoStore Bin at receipt and picking the item into a shipping container at the AutoStore ports.

Productivity – Customers can typically realize a 4x productivity increase.

Picking Accuracy – Only goods are presented that require picking. This reduces the mental burden on your employees while improving their picking accuracy. Training for new onboarding employees is greatly reduced.

Reliability

The AutoStore system shows a combined worldwide average uptime of 99.6%. If keeping things running is an art, AutoStore is a master.

There is no single point of failure. Get any SKU at any time with any robot.

Future Proof

Build today. Expand tomorrow – To cope with continuous change, robots can be added and grids can be expanded when needed while the rest of the system remains operational. Investments can be spread over time. Storage capacity can start small and grow as your business grows.

Avoid expansion of your current building – Are you out of storage space today? AutoStore can better utilize your existing space and avoid building expansion. Place bins and cube storage where you have the space without renovation or hassle.

Financial Savings

A robotic system—with cube storage bins that can be quickly and efficiently retrieved by high-quality robots—can be customized to your current work space to save you money. Implementation is possible without having to expand or renovate your space. The result is improved employee productivity, a savings of labor costs and an overall increase of your return on investment.

The 5 Modules

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Robot

Hard working robots drive on the top of the grid and retrieve any bin from top to bottom using gripper plates. All robots are wirelessly connected and will re-charge themselves when not in use.
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Grid

The aluminum grid holds the bins symmetrically stacked while providing tracks for the robots to drive on. The modular grid can be constructed in any shape.
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Ports

AutoStore workstations are called ports. This is where bins are presented for picking, replenishing, or other inventory actions. There is a range of ports for various functions that operate at different speeds.
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Bins

Durable, specialized, and stackable bins made to hold inventory and the weight of the other bins stacked above.
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Controller

Keeps track of everything. Always. This module is the command center, traffic control unit, and database holder for the entire AutoStore system.

AutoStore Robots

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The R5 line is the fifth generation robot with a reduced number of moving parts, and with tested and trusted components. R5 is reliable and a work-hungry machine that delivers near 24/7 operations. Its driving algorithms are executed by hassle free and straight forward components making its movement elegant and refined.

  •  R5s have a worldwide presence
  •  Canopy design
  •  Opportunity charging
  •  Wireless
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autostore black line robot

The B1 line is the first generation Black Line robot engineered for high demand systems with revolutionary, uncompromised design. It is a slimmed down and lighter robot with innovative features including exchangeable BattPack™ lithium-ion battery technology & Direct Drive Wheels.

  • Can accept taller bin heights
  • Higher drive speeds
  • Smaller footprint needed
  • BattPack™ provides true 24/7 operations
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What’s Next For You?

AutoStore systems can change how you do business by increasing efficiency, saving you time and money, and improving operations. We will help you see how AutoStore can elevate your business.

For more information, contact us today.