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Automated Storage and Retrieval System Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of automated storage and retrieval system manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top automated storage and retrieval system manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find automated storage and retrieval system companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture automated storage and retrieval systems to your companies specifications. Then contact the automated storage and retrieval system companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of robotic automation, used robots, or customized assembly machinery of every type, this is the resource for you.

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  • Rockford, IL 888-375-3000

    A recognized leader in automated assembly products. Stay competitive with Dixon's robotic screwdrivers, auto-fed screw & nut drivers, auto-fed part placers, parts feeding systems & assembly cells, including robotic assembly & vision. Every Dixon product is manufactured to assure accuracy & dependability for repetitive assembly. Dixon supports Machine Integrators with assembly products & stations. Contact us today and we will help you find the best product for your application!

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  • Erie, PA 814-835-6000

    We have an extensive selection of products to pick from and we are confident we can find the perfect solution for your application. Our world-class items are proven for reliability and longevity. You can count on us to supply you with the best. You will not be upset with our value-added assembly machinery. Please give us a call today to learn more information! We look forward to hearing from you!

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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

    Del-Tron Precision is your one-stop shop for ball & crossed roller slides, multi-axis positioning and motor-ready lead screw stages, air actuators, recirculating slide guides and crossed roller rail sets. Custom linear slides are available. Visit our website to find life/load calculators. Our greatest strength is to offer components which provide a reliable mechanical interface for equipment.

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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, Feed Systems, Assembly Work Cells, and Robotic and Vision Applications. All of ATI's products are manufactured to assure quality, accuracy, and dependability for constant assembly production. Contact us today!

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  • Belleville, NJ 800-822-8629

    We are recognized for our ability to create outstanding conveying systems. These high quality items are designed with you in mind! We have the capabilities to handle all of your requests. Please give us a call today to learn more information. We are ready and willing to assist you with selecting the best conveyor for your situation. Your satisfaction is our priority. We look forward to working with you!

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Automated Storage and Retrieval System Industry Information

Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems

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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History of Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems

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.

Applications of Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems

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

  • Operators require extreme accuracy so as to not damage their goods
  • Users have limited space and rely on well-used storage space (high density storage)
  • The application requires the loading and unloading of extremely high load volumes
  • The process consists only of storage and transportation (no processing involved)

Some 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
  • Pallet Loads

Automated Storage and Retrieval System Design and Customization

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 preexisting or new but complementary systems, such as conveyor systems, pallet flow racking systems, parking systems, and automated order picking.

Benefits of Using Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems

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 also reduces their energy expenditure and carbon footprint. Next, Automated Storage Retrieval Systems reduce labor costs. Finally, they eliminate human error and make inventory storage more accurate and organized.

Notable Types of Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems

  • Vertical Lift Modules (VLM)
  • ASRS Gantry Robots
  • Mini-Load ASRS
  • Mid-Load ASRS
  • Unit Load Stackers
  • Vertical Carousels
  • Horizontal Carousels