Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) are inventory management systems that handle, store and retrieve materials from defined storage positions. These vertical storage systems can handle anything from small parts to full pallet loads and are widely used in manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and warehouses.
There are typically two groups of AS/RS systems:
- Fixed aisle
- Carousel/vertical lift modules.
Fixed aisle is mainly for larger systems, and vertical lift modules (VLM) are ideal for smaller applications. Both systems offer improved:
- Inventory control and tracking
- Flexibility to accommodate changing business conditions
- Labor cost reductions
- Workplace safety
- Warehouse space utilization
Automated storage and retrieval systems better utilize warehouse space providing significant cost savings per square foot, reducing the need for warehouse space rental or new construction expense. Illinois Material Handling proudly offers AS/RS systems from Hanel, the global leader in industrial storage automation. Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation storage & facility assessment.