AutoStore™ Storage & Retrieval System

Save Space, Labor, and Time with Ultra-high-density Storage and Buffering for Goods-to-person Piece Picking.

Meeting your customers’ demands has never been more challenging and automation is the key to survival in today’s e-commerce driven market. Powered by Dematic, the AutoStore system is a compact, scalable robotic storage and piece picking solution that flexes with your customers’ demands so that your supply chain is always ready. 

Is an AutoStore storage and fulfillment system right for your operation?

Being efficient in a matter of time, space, resources, and energy is possible. AutoStore offers you a new approach to storage that goes beyond what you have known so far.

If you are dealing with any or all of these challenges, then AutoStore is an answer for you.

  • High number of SKUs (many thousands vs hundreds)
  • Split case items
  • Small piece sizes, small cases
  • Small order size (1−12 lines per order)
  • Low/mid velocity SKU storage and picking
  • High-value merchandise
  • Goods-to-person attributes positively impact operations
  • Limited warehouse space
  • Need for compact footprint and high storage density
  • Oddly shaped facilities not suitable for traditional mini-load or Dematic Multishuttle®
  • Accommodate expected volume increases and SKU growth
  • Ability to modify system during ongoing operations
  • Need for use as a reusable asset (ability to relocate system to new site if needed)

AutoStore is an ultra high-density storage and buffering system for Goods-to-Person piece picking that increases the efficiency of unit picking with maximum flexibility and scalability.

Very often, AutoStore systems are used for order preparation in distribution centers, but they can also be found in retail, industrial, and other environments, including:

  • Internet retailers
  • General merchandise
  • Sporting goods
  • Grocery
  • Electronic component distribution
  • Industrial supplies
  • Aftermarket parts
  • Apparel
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Personal care

Advantages of a Dematic AutoStore Automated Warehouse System

AutoStore optimizes storage density to maximum capacity, allowing four times the inventory in the same space compared to conventional storage systems – and twice that of other automated systems.

Two AutoStore systems to choose from depending on the required throughput

In modular AutoStore fashion, Black Line and Red Line modules can be integrated — system designs can be refined with both lines working together.

AutoStore Red Line

Red Line is the award-winning flagship modules for most users and applications. It is extremely versatile and reliable and designed for low-to-mid throughput systems.

The Red Line features the R5 Robot with its canopy design, opportunity charging, precision driving with track-sensors that recalibrate for every cell, and wireless control.

The Red Line features three workstation ports:

  • The CarouselPort, a tri-armed high-speed port designed to operate in harmony with the robots to ensure it is always full of ready bins.
  • The ConveyorPort, a simple conveyor belt to move the bins to the operators.
  • The SwingPort, a rotating arm that presents one bin to the operator. while a second bin is positioned waiting on the opposite end of the arm.

What criteria should you use when evaluating an automation partner?

It is critical to select the right supplier - one that will be a trusted partner throughout the entire process.

As a company that’s led innovation in Supply Chain for more than 200 years, Dematic provides the widest range of solutions and the expertise to build the solution you need for complete control and visibility over your operation.

Our solutions are tailored to your business challenges. Using standardized sub-systems and industry-leading insight and expertise, Dematic provides world-class integrated hardware, software, and support to help you empower people, optimize space, drive growth and improve efficiency.

With Dematic, you can grow your business to compete locally, retain customer loyalty, and deliver with speed and accuracy on a global scale.

AutoStore Robotic Storage and Fulfillment in Action

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