Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) are computer controlled inventory management systems that handle, store and retrieve materials from defined storage positions. These storage systems can handle anything from small parts to full pallet loads and are widely used in manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and warehouses.
Generally, there are two groups of AS/RS systems:
- Fixed aisle
- Carousel/vertical lift modules.
Fixed aisle is often for larger systems, and vertical lift modules (VLM) are ideal for smaller applications. Both types of systems offer improvement in these areas:
- Inventory control & tracking,
- Flexibility to accommodate changing business conditions
- Labor cost reduction
- Workplace safety
- Warehouse space utilization
Automated storage and retrieval systems better utilize your warehouse space providing significant cost savings per square foot, reducing the need for warehouse space rental or new construction expenses. Wisconsin Lift Truck proudly offers AS/RS systems from Hanel, the global leader in industrial warehouse storage automation. Contact us today for more information.