Product Feature: AutoStore: The Cube Storage Pioneers

Product Feature: AutoStore: The Cube Storage Pioneers

Product Feature - AutoStore - The Cube Storage Pioneers

AutoStore is the cube storage pioneer reducing storage footprint by 75% when compared to other storage solutions. AutoStore eliminates walkways and shelving and utilizes the highest density ratio cube storage of any goods-to-person system. AutoStore consists of a modular, three-dimensional grid of self-supporting bins that are retrieved by robots and delivered to pick stations. The aluminum cubic grid system can be built around columns or pillars to accommodate user access. The robots travel across the top of the grid, by sophisticated algorithms allowing the robots to work independently or collaboratively, to retrieve bins based on the orders required by pickers. AutoStore delivers ultra-dense scalable storage solutions.

The Five Modules

THE GRID

An aluminum grid contains the bins symmetrically stacked while providing top-line tracks for the robots’ driving function. The grid can be designed to match a variety of unique building geometries including columns.

PORTS

Various types of workstations where the bins are utilized for picking and replenishing. (Relay Port, Carousel Port, Conveyor Ports)

BINS

Uniformly stacked bins hold inventory and support the bins above. Bins are made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) or polypropylene (PP-ESD) and can be 100% recycled into another form. Bins can be divided into 32 smaller compartments using bin partitions.

CONTROLLER

This is the mechanism that is the database command center and traffic control unit for the AutoStore system.

ROBOTS

Robots drive on the top of the grid to retrieve bins from top to bottom using gripper plates. All robots are wirelessly connected. The R5 will recharge as needed or when not in use. The B1 will replace its battery pack and continue working through the night.

The Red Line:

Powered by rechargeable batteries and operate autonomously on top of the Grid. Each Robot features a lift that allows it to pick and place Bins in the Grid. The control system sends orders wirelessly to the Robots, directing them to and from the Ports and ordering them to recharge whenever needed.

The Black Line:

The B1 is a high-speed Robot, featuring an internal cavity design. Able to accommodate taller Bin heights, accelerate faster, and reach higher driving speeds. The internal cavity design also allows for a smaller footprint per Robot further improving Robot trafficking and system performance. Battery packs are exchanged quickly for 24/7 operations.

AutoStore Is The Ultra-Dense Storage Solution

Space Reduction

The AutoStore system uses space to its full capacity. This is the future of warehousing. Goods come right to your employees, helping your business achieve speed and space efficiency you never thought possible.

Increased Effectiveness

One of the most desired benefits with AutoStore is the possibility to expand the system – without stopping the system. Performance is increased by simply adding robots or modules, growing your inventory capacity without losing operation.

Unbeaten Up-Time

The key to the modular system is no component has the power to create catastrophe. Robots are continuously self-diagnosing and reporting back to an intelligent notification system that preventively notifies if a unit needs care.

Flexible & Future Proof

One thing is sure: your business will change. AutoStore is designed to handle high levels of product intake, the working areas easily cope with seasonality or increases in product throughput, economically and efficiently.

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PULSE Integration Is Proud To Announce Their Partnership With AutoStore

PULSE Integration Is Proud To Announce Their Partnership With AutoStore

AutoStore Red Line Robot

 

PULSE Integration is proud to announce their partnership with AutoStore.

AutoStore is the premier cube storage pioneer, reducing storage footprint by 75% when compared to conventional storage space. Elimination of traditional needs such as walkways and shelves within reaching height means almost all warehouse space is utilized for its intended purpose: warehousing. Number-identified bins are stacked high and compactly in an aluminum cubic grid system. Grids can be designed in any shape and around obstacles to accommodate user access, whether they are in constricted storage units or massive distribution centers. All AutoStore needs is a flat floor.

With the highest density ratio of any goods-to-person system on the market, you can increase the storage capacity from your company’s current building or move your DC to a city center location to obtain speedy shipment times and worthwhile cost savings. AutoStore is the very definition of space efficiency as it delivers the highest storage density ratio of any ASRS. With AutoStore, you can achieve four times the storage capacity within the same footprint as with manual storage, and, in many cases, double the storage capacity compared to other goods-to-person systems.

PULSE Integration is proudly partnered with AutoStore to deliver this as a solution to our customers.

About AutoStore

AutoStore, founded in 1996, is a robot technology company that invented and continues to pioneer Cube Storage Automation; the densest storage solution in existence. Our focus is to marry software and hardware with human abilities to create the future of warehousing. The company is global with more than 300 systems in 28 countries in a wide range of industries. All sales are distributed, designed, installed, and serviced by a network of qualified system integrators we call partners. Our headquarters is in Nedre Vats, Norway, and with offices in the US, UK, Germany, and France.

About PULSE Integration

PULSE Integration based in Pittston, PA, combines design expertise, seamless integration, and management transparency to our approach in small and large-scale supply chain solutions for manufacturing, 3PL, and retail marketplaces.