Automated Storage and Retrieval

Automated Storage Retrieval System (ASRS)

The efficiency and cost of Automated Storage Retrieval Systems (ASRS) depends not only on the hardware and software utilized, but also their ability to adapt to the changing demands of the customer. For many years FATA Automation has supplied fully integrated ASRS custom designed to meet the diverse needs of a wide range of industries from food processing to pharmaceuticals and from automotive assembly to textile production.

One example of the ASRS in use is storing painted auto bodies between the Paint Shop and General Assembly. This buffer allows for more efficient batch painting of vehicles in the paint shop. The ASRS enables a Just-In-Time automated storage and retrieval of any painted body that production control orders.  Upon order, the painted body automatically travels to the assembly shop. In parallel, the PLC will send a signal to the JIT/in-sequence suppliers to build the parts for the vehicle. The parts and the painted body will then arrive on the line simultaneously.

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