PULSE is the answer to Micro-fulfillment. We are experts at robotics and technology solutions and exist to be a valued extension of our client’s engineering and logistics team. We ensure our clients have access to knowledgeable resources to deliver creativity and innovation with transparency and agility in every solution. We take your business personally!
AutoStore, The Cube Storage Pioneer has been redefining and innovating storage solutions by combining software, hardware, and human ability to bring the next generation of solutions.
Today, more than 400 systems, thousands of robots, and millions of storage bins make warehouses, manufacturing, and order fulfillment operations more productive and space-efficient.
Now, AutoStore is tackling its next adventure…retail. Combining more floor space, enabling retailers to stay closer to their customers they are taking the customer experience to the next level.
Why AutoStore for the Retail Industry
Engaging In-Store Experience. With a more space-efficient storage system, retailers can replace aisles with richer in-store experiences.
A Scalable System Bridging the Gap Between Online and In-Store. Associates can consolidate orders in less than 10 minutes. Bridge the online and in-store experience to give customers more flexibility.
Expand Product Assortment with High-Density Storage. AutoStore’s modular solution is fully customizable to fit any height, floor shape, and obstacles. A standardized system permits easy and enables fast installation.
Redesign Your Existing Store for Tomorrow. The highest density of cubic space utilization uses space to its fullest capacity and makes it possible to expand product assortment.
Click & Collect 24/7. The automated storage and picking system provide a flexible self-service experience. Customers can collect online orders in a few minutes.
Curbside & Last Mile Delivery. Customers can select their preferred option to collect pre-picked orders curbside or get home delivery.
AutoStore is the Most Versatile Solution!
Grow while running. Easily expand the system and grow your capacity without shutting down operations or experiencing operational loss.
24/7 operations. Unbeaten up-time and no single point of failure design provide customers with a near 100 percent system availability.
Customize to fit anywhere. The design is modular-based, and just like building blocks, you can build any shape, form, or height you need.
Go green. Green credentials are unrivaled, and zero energy is wasted. Ten robots use the same amount of energy as a vacuum cleaner.
Store four times more products. By installing an AutoStore, you’ll get four times the storage capacity in the same footprint as manual storage. With substantial space-savings, comes a range of new creative possibilities.
The retail industry is continuously changing; staying close to the customer is more important than ever. The increase in people moving into urban areas is raising rental prices and impacting last-mile deliveries. Companies are finding it harder to meet the demands of customers and survive on lower margins.
With the expectation of same-day deliveries in eCommerce, 24/7/ availability, and in-store pickup, fast order fulfillment is essential to deliver on customer expectations. Installing AutoStore enables the retailer to stay close to customers and run an extremely efficient eCommerce fulfillment alongside a more customer-centric store.
AutoStore has succeeded as one of the most flexible and modular, yet highly automated technologies to support auto-fulfillment and is perfect for micro-fulfillment operations to not only support demands in the marketplace but also enhance the customer experience.
Contact PULSE Integration to learn more about how automation can enhance your operation info@PULSE-si.com and build for tomorrow. Today.
PULSE Integration announces a strategic partnership with Tompkins Robotics, a leading provider of portable, scalable autonomous mobile robots. PULSE Integration and Tompkins Robotics will be offering this unique solution to their clients in the manufacturing, 3PL, and retail industries to help its clients streamline and improve fulfillment operations.
PULSE Integration is delighted to announce this partnership and is optimistic that this new affiliation will expand their expertise better allowing them to serve this growing industry sector and market’s needs. Tompkins Robotics offers the perfect complementary partnership to PULSE Integration’s existing partnership with AutoStore storage solutions.
About PULSE Integration
PULSE Integration based in Pittston PA, combines design expertise, seamless integration, management transparency, and best in class digital and physical technologies to their approach in small- and large-scale supply chain solutions for manufacturing, 3PL, and retail marketplaces. PULSE Integration’s experienced team provides:
From system analysis to implementation, we believe clients should understand how and why selected engineered solutions work for them.
Technology Neutral Solutions
We are committed to providing the right solutions, not the popular ones. Your equipment and software selections should be based solely on how well they fit and function within your facility.
Our software designs include Industry 4.0 thinking, enabling all systems to be capable of eCommerce website integration, Internet of Things (IoT) communication and cloud computing ready.
During system design, we optimize the value chain and select qualified vendors, while aligning with strategic partners for essential system components.
About Tompkins Robotics
Tompkins Robotics t-Sort is a portable, scalable robotic sortation system that operates similar to a tilt tray sorter without a fixed track, moving freely to any divert or induction station along the shortest path.
Capable of handling parcels and units as small as a penny and up to 66 pounds, the t-Sort system can process a wide variety of items including apparel, shoe boxes, general merchandise, shipping bags, small-to-medium boxes and more. Its applications include e-commerce, retail replenishment, returns, shipping and can even be deployed in the backroom of a postal or retail location.
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
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.
Various types of workstations where the bins are utilized for picking and replenishing. (Relay Port, Carousel Port, Conveyor Ports)
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.
This is the mechanism that is the database command center and traffic control unit for the AutoStore system.
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
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.
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.
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.