Archive for the ‘ASRS Information’ Category

Reliability of Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) ASRS

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) has released the results of two independent research studies on Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) reliability. These studies, commissioned by MHIA and conducted by Brigham Young University’s (BYU) Marriott School of Management, found that AS/RS offer very high levels of reliability taking the uncertainty out of a long standing question about AS/RS performance. The research results are detailed in a White Paper titled Reliability of Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems (AS/RS). (more…)

Maximized Warehouse Space With ASRS SR/F Efficiency

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Warehouse space is a commodity that should be optimized to maximize cash flow and not to sit idle. Automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) and storage retrieval forks (SR/F) can maximize your warehouse efficiency and pallet throughput significantly, often freeing up additional warehouse storage space. As ASRS SR/F efficiency creates additional warehouse storage space, it is important to utilize the new and existing warehouse storage space to continue maximizing warehouse efficiency to increase warehouse profits and cash flow. (more…)

AFT Delivers Improved Warehouse Automation at Lower Costs with New Innovative SR/F Aisle Transfer Cart

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

AFT, the innovative company that introduced the first rail running Automated Storage and Retrieval Material Handling System (AS/RS) with front mounted rotating fork handling, introduces the SR/F Aisle Transfer Cart. The state of the art SR/F Aisle Transfer Cart is the latest component and companion to AFT’s SR/F Machine. This new development introduces new possibilities and capability for our clients at lower costs. The SR/F Aisle Transfer Cart creates a fully automated warehouse system, servicing the complexities of warehouse operations for both distribution and manufacturing operations. (more…)

Users Should Feel Confident in AS/RS Reliability

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

A recent study examined the perceptions of reliability and flexibility of Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS).

An independent study concluded that users and potential users can feel confident in the reliability and adaptation of AS/RS systems for use in an array of operations for large, medium or even smaller businesses. This two part study commissioned by the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) and conducted by Brigham Young University’s graduate students of the Marriott School of Management determined how users and non-users felt about this technology, its benefits and shortcomings. (more…)

What Is ASRS (AS/RS)?

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Generically speaking, ASRS or AS/RS refers to a variety of computer-controlled methods for automatically depositing and retrieving loads from defined storage locations. Within an ASRS environment, one would find one or more of the following technologies: Horizontal Carousels, Vertical Carousels, Vertical Lift Modules (VLM) and/or the traditional Fixed Aisle (F/A) Storage & Retrieval Systems that utilize a storage retrieval (SR) crane. The right application of ASRS provides a long list of user benefits!

AFT is an AS/RS Product Section member company representing the industry leaders in the business of supplying automated storage/retrieval and systems technology applications worldwide. Contact AFT for more information by calling:

John Cash
Design & Sales
Phone: 801.676.8070