The big and small of storage - DC Velocity

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One company wanted a better way to store and retrieve heavy pallet loads, while another needed a system for handling tiny electronic components. The answer for both? An AS/RS.

By: David Maloney, Senior Editor - DC Velocity
September 22,  2014

Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) are among the most flexible of material handling technologies. They're able to store everything from large, heavy pallet loads to small, lightweight parts. The chief selling point of these systems is their ability to track inventory and deliver it when needed to fulfill orders.

The two main types of automated storage and retrieval systems are those used for storing large items on pallets and those used to store smaller items in totes, also known as miniload systems. What follows are the stories of two companies with very different requirements that each found the answer to its storage needs in an AS/RS.

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