Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems
Accuracy is crucial when it comes to storing and retrieving items in a warehouse or distribution center. Knowing where any product is at any given time and picking the correct item increases efficiency and production flow. ScottTech Integrated Solutions, headquartered in Binghamton, New York, is a system integrator that specializes in warehouse and distribution systems, as well as secondary packaging.
With 20 years of experience in the automated storage industry, our team of engineers can help improve the efficiency of your inventory management system. When you hire us for a project, we are with you for the duration. From conception to implementation, we are committed to seeing your project through to the end.
What Is an ASRS System?
Research has shown that on average, a warehouse picker spends 60% of their time traveling, when it comes picking and putting for order fulfillment. An automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS or AS/RS) is comprised of a variety of material handling equipment that is used in distribution centers and warehouses. An ASRS system typically consists of machines that move up and down one, or multiple, parallel aisles storing and picking items. Other material handling systems rotate the storage bins horizontally or vertically to the operator to pick and store items efficiently. All AS/RS equipment is designed to maximize utilization of space and increase picking and putting rates.
What Is an Automated Storage and Retrieval System Used for?
An ASRS system is used to store raw materials or bulk containers of goods for later use in manufacturing and distribution operations. The system makes it easy for the operator to find items quicker while also increasing accuracy. You can also use it for a variety of functions, including:
- Temporarily Store or Buffer Items Between Various Manufacturing Processes
- Store and Stage Items for Picking and Kitting in Distribution or Assembly Operations
- Store and Sequence Finished Goods in Manufacturing Facilities Prior to Shipping
Automated Material Handling Systems Provide Accurate Results
Making sure you ship the correct products to your customers is essential to your business. If customers continually get the wrong items they ordered then, eventually, they won’t want to do business with you. Our automated storage and retrieving system is highly accurate. It’s guided with computerized lasers to pick in narrow aisles. This works especially well if you have dense storage space. We have a number of automated material handling systems to help your warehouse and distribution process, including:
In-Depth Knowledge of Automated Storage Systems
Our ASRS system was made with warehouse operators in mind. As former warehouse operators ourselves, we know the challenges you face on a daily basis. That’s why we founded our company. We wanted to make it easier to store and pick items while increasing efficiency. Each member of our staff is highly trained and has the experience to help you design a system that works best for you. Our software is easy to use and is user-friendly. It can be customized to your needs, meaning you can pick and choose which functions you want to use.