Automated Storage and Retrieval System

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The first US ASRS patent was awarded to a group of inventors working for a company named HK Inc. in 1992. Their goal was to create an efficient, modular mail sorting system for the United States Postal Service. Today, almost 30 years later, these systems are used more broadly. Read Moreā€¦

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An Automated Storage and Retrieval System, also known as an ASRS or an AS/RS, is a type of automation equipment designed to automatically load and unload items from designated storage spaces.

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Rockford, IL  |  888-375-3000

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Tempe, AZ  |  877-410-3265

IPE Aerospace can provide complete turn-key, custom-fit, factory-finish custom equipment solutions to help you create the best possible product. Our multidisciplined engineering team (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic) is ready to work with you to design and build equipment to solve your most challenging production issues. Contact us today and let IPE's experienced engineers work with you to develop the perfect solution for your application.

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Erie, PA  |  800-345-4946

ERIEZ is a global manufacturer of an entire range of high-quality automation equipment, including vibratory feeders, conveyors, vibrating screens and many other products.

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Warren, MI  |  517-512-4233

Eckhart designs, builds, and sustains assembly lines for the largest operations in the world. Solutions include lift assists, torque systems, conveyance, AGVs, robotics, collaborative robotics, 3D printed tooling, poka-yokes, sub-assembly stations, and error proofing vision systems.

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Bethel, CT  |  203-778-2727

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Waukegan, IL  |  847-680-2266

Saliba Industries, Inc. has grown from a small workshop, into a shop that builds turnkey automated assembly and testing equipment. we build test and production equipment for industries such as medical, automotive, electrical hardware, and more. Our customers come back to us because of our quality products, on-time delivery, and our competitive pricing.

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Reading, PA  |  800-720-0867

Specialty Design & Manufacturing (SDM) is a leader in the design, manufacturing and integration of automated special machines and automation systems for industry. Expertly designing and building special machines to automate fabrication and assembly operations since 1967, SDM can automate a single operation or an entire production process also offering contract manufacturing, CNC and EDM machining.

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Hicksville, NY  |  516-595-7495

Isel has a variety of patented automation equipment for various industries. We are a stocking distributor of linear motion and automation components. Products in our inventory include a wide variety of products such as linear rails, bearings, V guide rollers, and many more. We would also be happy to discuss customization of our products for unique OEM applications

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Apex, NC  |  919-772-0115

ATI is a recognized leader in Automated Assembly Products and Services. To stay competitive, take advantage of our products such as Auto-fed Part Placers, Pick & Place Mechanisms, Placer/Presses, and Feed Systems.

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Belleville, NJ  |  800-822-8629

Vac-U-Max is a premier manufacturer of material handling products with experience dating back to 1954. Vac-U-Max carries belt conveyors, gravity conveyors, roller conveyors and vertical conveyors.

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Holland, MI  |  616-399-2168

JR Automation can designing and building assembly machinery that can be fully integrated into your overall strategy. Our automation solutions will increase your application's efficiency and reliability throughout your e-commerce and manufacturing processes. JR Automation is growing to meet our customer demands, and we remain at the forefront of automation technologies. Contact us today to learn more!

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Typically, the AS/RS is used in areas dealing with one or more of the following situations:

1. Operators require extreme accuracy so as to not damage their goods

2. Users have limited space and rely on well-used storage space (high density storage)

3. The application requires the loading and unloading of extremely high load volumes

4. The process consists only of storage and transportation (no processing involved)

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Some of the most common Automated Storage Retrieval System applications today include: book retrieval in large libraries, warehousing, Just-in-Time (JIT) manufacturing, tire stacking, parts handling, buffer storage, order fulfillment, bike retrieval, commercial food and beverage, distilleries and pallet loads.

Manufacturers produce a large number ASRS varieties, such as: Vertical Lift Modules (VLM), ASRS gantry robots, mini-load ASRS, mid-load ASRS, unit load stackers, vertical carousels and horizontal carousels.

Manufacturers may customize ASRS any number of ways, including by: height capabilities, width, load capacity, control system and speed. They can also design systems to adapt to a wide range of preexisting or new but complementary systems, such as: conveyor systems, pallet flow racking systems, parking systems and automated order picking.

Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems benefit their users in a number of ways. First, they allow users to carry out complex tasks. Second, they increase space efficiency. Also, because they increase space efficiency, they make it less likely that a company will have to purchase additional storage space or build expansions on their building. This not only saves time and money, but reduces their energy expenditure and carbon footprint. Next, Automated Storage Retrieval Systems reduce labor costs. Finally, they eliminate human error and make inventory storage much more accurate and organized.