Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) thrive in applications where high volumes of inventory move in-and-out of manufacturing or distribution operations. Storing with AS/RS means accurate, real-time data is kept on inventory – eliminating any need for physical inventory inspections and also providing direct access to items at all times. Utilizing AS/RS increases throughput and efficiency, saves space and reduces building costs.
Storing products doesn’t have to mean compromising floor space — mini load AS/RS is designed to store small parts in less space with faster performance than its technical ancestors. These AS/RS systems are designed with strong, lightweight alloys making the mini load less expensive to install, operate, and maintain. More specifically, the lightness of these alloys allow for much faster performance, making these machines significantly more productive than their technical ancestors.
The most common usage of this class of AS/RS is for small parts storage and management for picking and order fulfillment. Often paired with a hybrid combination of flow lanes and static racks or shelves, the Mini load provides the best solution for those SKU’s that represent the mid-range of activity.
AS/RS Mini Load is available in many different horizontal and vertical speeds to match your requirements. In addition, variable acceleration rates ensure load stability. Despite the AS/RS’s high speed, the machine remarkably quiet, operating at usual office sound levels.
For maintenance efficiency, AS/RS Mini Load’s drives and components have been carefully placed for easy access and quick repairs making installations simpler and faster.
Storage heights of up to 27 m can be reached without a drop in performance. Our units can work in automated small-parts warehouses handling containers or boxes equally well. The compact form of the Mini-Load results in especially low approach dimensions both horizontally and vertically.
A very diverse range of load-handling equipment is available to suit the goods to be stored and the performance targets. Telescopic forks are adequate for single-deep storage, but combination telescopic forks or grabs are necessary for double-deep storage or to boost the performance of transfer operations on the apron.
Our Mini-Load SRMs can be adapted to customer requirements and loads. The integral lifting and lowering rope results in highly dynamic vertical transport. The good average acceleration during lifting and lowering ensures very fast cycle times. And the modular design allows extra drive units to be added at any time to increase performance even further. That means not only more power and hence better throughput, but also an installation geared to future needs.
Further optimization of well-developed systems calls for the addition of a customized control, which ensures not only the best possible efficiency, but also operational reliability.