How does an ASRS Work?
The mechanisms and structure vary widely depending on the physical properties of the loads and the throughput required. An ASRS has an in-feed and an out-feed. These can be automated or manual, i.e., pallet drop-off and pick-up points.
The system stores or retrieves the pallets on demand and is controlled by the software, thus significantly reducing the manpower required for a conventional warehouse and resulting in high-density storage.
A good percentage of Automated Storage Retrieval Systems are rack-supported structures which can go much higher than conventional warehouses. Customers with more extensive storage requirements, limited available workforce, limited real estate, or cold storage are all good candidates for an ASRS system.