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Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems are a key component of many warehouse automation systems in fulfillment and distribution centers, offering highly accurate, highly efficient, high throughput inventory management capabilities.

ASRS can be configured to be completely redundant, spreading inventory across multiple aisles and thus decreasing dependency on the ability of any single ASRS Crane or ASRS Shuttle to handle a task. Thanks to an incremental system design, ASRS Systems can also easily expanded to meet increasing productivity demands.

An Automated Storage and Retrieval System is comprised of several separate integrated components that operate under the directive of a warehouse control system and machine controllers. An ASRS individual component parts include:

  • Precision engineered racking, designed to hold tight tolerances that allow for high storage density and fast compartment access
  • The ASRS Crane or ASRS Shuttle (not to be confused with the Mulitshuttle) for moving up and down aisle
  • The ASRS load handler configured to handle the size, shape, and weight of the load being moved
  • In feed and discharge conveyor system

Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS) Types

Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems equipment generally falls into two categories: Unit-Load ASRS and Mini-Load ASRS.

A Unit-Load Automated Storage and Retrieval System (or Unit-Load ASRS) is defined by larger loads generally weighing up to 5500 lbs and having a footprint over 36” x 36.”  Unit-Load ASRS types include:

  • Confined Aisle Unit-Load ASRS Cranes
  • Movable Aisle Unit-Load ASRS Cranes
  • Unit-Load ASRS Shuttle

A Mini-Load Automated Storage and Retrieval System (or Mini-Load ASRS) is defined by smaller loads generally weighing under 500 lbs and having a footprint under 36” x 72.”  Mini-Load ASRS types include:

  • Mini-Load ASRS Crane
  • Mini-Load ASRS Lifting Beam
  • One Level Shuttle ASRS
  • 3D Shuttle ASRS
  • Horizontal carousel
  • Vertical carousel
  • Vertical Lift module (VLM)
  • Vertical Sorter