Automated Storage / Retrieval System (AS / RS)
In the planning of AS / RS, it is necessary to consider the storage environment, storage type, shelf structure, and access host. In terms of storage environment, it is necessary to understand that the environment of the client is high temperature, explosion-proof, clean room grade, or low temperature cold chain; in terms of shelf structure, it can be planned as independent or integrated. The difference between the two is whether the plant is also covered in the construction plan. The latter has more flexibility in planning, so it can plan more storage space than the former. In the storage type, it can be divided into the type of Mini Load and Unit Load. Mini Load refers to the storage method using the logistics box or carton, and Unit Load refers to the storage method using the pallet. Shipping time and product classification are important considerations in this segment. Finally, in the warehouse to carry out product entry and exit management, it is necessary to match the access host, that is, the mechanical equipment for product pick-and-place movement, including stacker, shuttle, and gripping shuttle.
The function of automatic storage equipment is mainly to optimize the management of a large number of products and types through warehouse automation. Through the input of product entry and exit information, the designated products can be quickly accessed. The front and rear parts can be connected with the automated vehicle to carry the product into and out of the container.
In addition to effectively improving the space utilization rate of the whole plant, the construction of automated warehousing can also greatly reduce the manpower and time cost of taking the materials. The quality control of the products can also be systematic and data-oriented, improving the overall management efficiency. This solution is especially targeted at industries that need to handle a large number of product categories or special product storage needs.