Designed for automated storage and retrieval of parts and items in manufacturing, distribution, retail, wholesale and institutions, AS / RS systems have been used in warehousing for decades. Based on a computerized control system, AS / RS solutions can be applied to both large and small loads as well as transport items to a variety of scheduled destinations.
Typically used for completing highly repetitive tasks, AS / RS options are available to enhance any order fulfillment needs in the warehouse. While AS / RS technologies have been around for years, the level of improvements in today’s AS / RS units are incredibly more efficient and adaptable.
Goods-to-person solutions cover an array of picking operations such as:
- Shelf based picking – an entire tray of product is delivered to an operator
- Bin based picking – an individual bin or tote is delivered to the operator
- Robotic picking – robots are operating within an enclosed shelving system to deliver goods to an operator
Depending on how the AS / RS is configured, this type of technology is ideal for increasing:
- space utilization