Understanding ASRS (automated storage and retrieval systems):

When it comes to understanding ASRS, seeing is believing, that’s why Industore is exhibiting at PPMA this year.  The show will take place between September 24th and the 26th, in Hall 5 of the NEC, Birmingham.  As leaders in automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), we are thrilled to showcase our premier solutions, the Hänel Lean-Lift (vertical lift module or ‘VLM’) and the Hänel Rotomat (automated storage carousel), at this prestigious event for the second consecutive year.  Understanding ASRS starts with Industore.

What automated storage equipment will Industore exhibit at PPMA?

Choosing the Right Vertical Storage Solution AS/RS and you image shows an Lean-Lift (VLM) vertical lift module

Vertical Lift Module:

Space Savings: Efficient vertical storage that significantly reduces the storage footprint
Inventory Protection: Advanced security measures such as PIN protection and fingerprint scanning
Integration: Seamlessly integrates with existing IT systems for streamlined operations
Flexibility: Adaptable to changing needs, ensuring future-proof storage solutions
Resource Saving: Enhances efficiency and throughput, reducing operational overheads

Rotomat homescreen vertical storage carousel

Automated Storage Carousel:

Greater Throughput: Rapid retrieval of items to the ergonomic access point
Eliminate Manual Search: Automates item selection, reducing errors and enhancing security
Space-Saving Design: Compact vertical design that reclaims valuable floor space
Integration: Compatible with existing IT systems for cohesive warehouse management
Resource Saving: Minimizes manual tasks and costly errors, optimizing workflow efficiency

Understanding ASRS:

“Exhibiting at events like PPMA is crucial for Industore, because it’s our best opportunity to show people, some, for the first time what automated storage and retireval systems are, and what they can empower businesses to achieve. 

These exhibitions provide a platform to demonstrate real, tangible benefits of our solutions, from increasing warehouse efficiency to enhancing order fulfillment accuracy.  We encourage visitors to come along and see how our technology can transform their operations, offering insights and innovations that can drive their business forward.  So book to see us at stand 22A, for a chat, a demonstration, and of course, a strong coffee!”  Steve Anderson-Tyso.

Understanding AS/RS: Visiting Industore at a logistics event in 2024. How can AS/RS benefit you?

Understanding ASRS: How Can Events Help?

PPMA is a key platform for Industore to connect with industry professionals and facilitate understanding of ASRS, by demonstrating our advanced automation solutions.  It’s also a great opportunity to highlight our expertise in warehouse management systems (WMS) and broader solutions, whether in retail, manufacturing, supply chain optimisation for food and beverage or packaging sectors, of just about anywhere else.

Visitors to our stand will experience firsthand how understanding ASRS with Industore and our innovative solutions can transform their operations by increasing warehouse efficiency, reducing storage costs with automation, and enhancing order fulfilment accuracy. Our team of intralogistics experts will be on hand to provide detailed demonstrations and answer any questions about our products and services.

Understanding ASRS: What can we help you achieve?

Maximising Storage Capacity with Vertical Lift Modules

One of the standout features of both the Lean-Lift and Rotomat is their remarkable space-saving capability. Compared to traditional storage solutions such as racking or shelving, our vertical lifts typically offer over 60% more storage capacity on the same footprint, while regularly recovering up to 80% of the floor-space lost. This efficient use of space translates into tangible benefits for businesses, allowing them to store more inventory in less space without compromising accessibility or workflow efficiency.

Durable and Reliable Vertical Lift Systems

Built to last, our selected technology is engineered with a focus on durability and reliability. Its stable, strong, and safe design ensures optimal performance even under heavy loads, with features like dual motor drives that provide gentle, powerful acceleration and braking, minimising wear and ensuring quieter operation. The robust, four-chain system is unique, guaranteeing durability and reliability, translating into a longer lifecycle with minimal maintenance requirements.

Ensuring Secure Operations with Vertical Lifts

Safety is paramount in any distribution centre, storeroom, warehouse, or workplace environment. Our lifts are equipped with multiple redundant safety systems to protect both operators and inventory. The system’s intelligent safety features include no-tilt extraction, ensuring stability even with uneven load distributions. In the unlikely event of a breakdown, we offer an ESB (expanded safety bypass) system, allowing continued operation to ensure uninterrupted access to stored inventory.

Tailored Vertical Lifts for Diverse Industry Needs

Our lifts are designed to adapt to diverse industry requirements and applications. Whether storing small parts or large components, the system offers configurable interior fittings that can be adapted for future needs. This adaptability extends to the system design, allowing for easy expansion or reconfiguration to accommodate changing inventory demands or operational workflows.

Rapid Inventory Retrieval with Vertical Lift Modules

In terms of performance, our lifts are unmatched in speed and precision. With jolt-free horizontal movement, the system ensures rapid and precise retrieval of inventory items. The integrated control concept eliminates the need for additional PC installations, providing seamless integration into existing warehouse management systems (WMS) and enabling various order and stocking functions with exceptional accuracy. We also offer our proprietary software solution, HanelSoft—feel free to inquire for more details.

Green Solutions for Automated Vertical Lifts

Beyond operational prowess, our lifts are incredibly sustainable, featuring Hänel EcoDrive and Hänel EcoMode technologies that optimise energy consumption and reduce environmental impact. The EcoDrive system recovers energy during the extraction process, converting it back into electrical energy for other vertical lifts within your network.

Transforming Operations with Vertical Lifts (ASRS):

For close to 30-years, Industore has been at the forefront of intralogistics, providing advanced automated storage and retrieval systems that help businesses streamline processes and achieve significant efficiency savings. Our solutions are designed to tackle common industry challenges such as improving space usage and all but eliminating stockouts, picking errors, and pilferage. Ultimately, Industore clients maintain continuous, growing success, quickly, without the costs and disruption companies tend to face as they seek to expand, move locations or otherwise update their facilities and spaces to encourage growth.

Understanding ASRS at a logistics show with Industore
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