Storage Systems:

AutoStore

Ultra High-Density Storage and Buffering for Goods-to-Person Piece Picking

AutoStore works particularly well for applications with a high number of SKUs and moderate throughput requirements. AutoStore is part of an overall solution that includes receiving and put-away, inventory storage, picking, packing, and shipping.

The compact AutoStore system fits into existing building shapes and is easily expandable.

Benefits of AutoStore

  • Ultra High-Density Storage: AutoStore stacks bins on the floor so the entire cube can be used to store product, providing maximum storage density in a minimum footprint with no dedicated access aisles. The bin storage cube can be configured up to a height of 6 metres. AutoStore structures on mezzanine platforms allow higher storage heights.
  • Efficient, Accurate, Reliable: AutoStore uses an energy recovery system during bin lowering and robot braking to reduce electricity costs. The system eliminates single points of failure making it highly reliable.
  • Modular and Flexible: AutoStore is a unique system that decouples storage needs from throughput. AutoStore robots drive on the top of the grid to access inventory stored in the bins below. Adding storage capacity is as simple as extending the grid — increasing throughput is as simple as adding more robots.
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Typical Solution Applications

AutoStore Black Line 

The AutoStore Black Line is made for very high performance requirements: 

  • Achieves higher throughput 
  • Accommodates taller bins 
  • Increases efficiency for 24/7 operations 
The AutoStore Black Line solution maintains current design and configuration strengths, since it is built on the same technology platform. 

The AutoStore Black Line is the right solution for applications with high order volume, with more storage capacity and multi-shift operations. AutoStore Red Line is the most economic choice and ideal for moderate volume applications. 

The AutoStore Black Line B1 robots have a 75% higher acceleration compared to AutoStore Red Line R5 robots. This is achieved using direct drive motors located in each wheel. 

AutoStore Black Line features automatic battery changing. Robots exchange batteries in less than 1 minute, allowing for more efficient 24/7 operation. In addition, Black Line requires less maintenance and has fewer moving parts on the robots, which reduces noise levels.

BattPack™

The BattPack technology is a state-of-the-art battery system where the robot will pick up a fully charged battery whenever needed. The BattPack ejection tray can drop and pick up battery-units at BattPack stations placed around the grid. Battery management controls insures battery health and that the robot is always getting the closest charged battery. 

RelayPort Workstation 

RelayPort is a high capacity picking workstation. This modular workstation consists of a picking module and buffer modules. Each picking station can have from 3 to 6 buffer modules. The AutoStore Robots, both Black Line B1 and Red Line R5, will be able to reach the put positions from any direction. With the buffering system, Robots retrieve a Bin going back to the Grid every time a Bin is dropped off. A Bin will always be available for pick up when the Robots deliver Bins to the Port.

Typical Solution Applications

AutoStore - Space Redefined

AutoStore - Space Redefined

AutoStore Black Line

AutoStore Black Line

AutoStore at C.E. Pattberg

AutoStore at C.E. Pattberg

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The AutoStore subsystem consists of five standard modules: robot, port or workstation, grid, bin and controller. There are no dedicated access aisles so the entire cube can be used to store product.

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