Unprecedented storage capacity meets mobile robot deliveries of 500+ totes/hr

The AutoStore system is an innovative storage solution that allows complete configurability and flexibility. Bins are stacked vertically in a grid and retrieved by robots that travel on the top layer of the system. This makes it possible for the grid to be placed around columns, on mezzanines, and on multiple levels. The system can also be easily expanded and modified because of this design.

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How AutoStore works

An AutoStore system is comprised of 4 main components: a structural grid, delivery robots, storage bins, and an operator port. Products are stored in stacked bins within the dense aluminum grid. As a product is needed to fulfill an order, the system software and controls alert a robot to find the bin containing the item.

If the bin is buried beneath other bins, a robot stages the extra bins on top of the grid until it retrieves the desired bin. It then takes that bin to the edge of the grid and delivers it to the operator fulfilling the order. As the bin is delivered, another AutoStore robot cleans up the staged bins on top of the grid by returning them to their original position.

As this process continues, the AutoStore system self-profiles, meaning the bins with faster moving products begin moving toward the top of the system, and bins with slower moving products transition to the bottom.

AutoStore Grid

AutoStore Bin Picking Robot


Specifications for AutoStore

  • Max load per bin: 66 lbs (30 kg)
  • Outside bin dimensions: L 25.5” (649 mm) x W 17.6” (449 mm) x H 8.7” (220 mm) or H 13” (330 mm)
  • Max number of stacked bins: 24 (for 8.7” height) or 16 (for 13” height)
  • Max speed of robot: 10.2 ft/s (3.1 m/s)



  • Max lifting speed: 5.2 ft/s (1.6 m/s)
  • Grid: aluminum structure in which bins are stored on top of each other 
  • Bin: unit in which products are stored 
  • Port: where bins are delivered to operators 
  • Robot: unit that transports bins throughout grid 
  • Controller: plans and executes all AutoStore activity
AutoStore robot

Bin picking robot on grid


Benefits of AutoStore

Space Efficiency

  • High storage density
  • More storage locations
  • 40-60% reduction of space
  • High flexibility
  • Easy to integrate into existing warehouses
  • Flexible layout – Build grid around pillars and other static obstacles
  • Applicable in low ceiling buildings
  • Easy to expand
  • Increase capacity by adding robots, workstations and grid (bin locations)
  • Expand the system during full operation


High Performance

  • Minimum 98% availability
  • Reduced single point of failure issues.
  • Consolidation of orders at the work stations
  • eCommerce / web shopping
  • Seasonal changes automatically adjusted
  • Capacity throughput depending on SKU-rotation = Bin distribution
  • Order structure
  • Design of the system (robots, workstations…)

Green Usage & Cost Savings

  • Very low power consumption
  • No roof-lighting is needed/used during normal operation of the system.
  • Battery regenerating during operation
  • Reduced air to heat/clean/cool
  • Optimized warehouse utilization
  • Building/rental cost savings
  • Up to 50% more effective staff compared to traditional picking methods
  • Labor cost savings
  • Short learning curve working at port


Total Control & Reliability

  • Extreme high warehouse stock accuracy
  • Inventory count at the end of the year is no longer required.
  • Strong reduction of process and delivery errors
  • No access to inventory other than at the workstations or the secured service area
AutoStore port bin

AutoStore Port bin


AutoStore product photos



AutoStore Resources

AutoStore brochure

AutoStore brochure See brochure

Order Fulfillment brochure

Order Fulfillment brochure See brochure

Picking Technologies Webinar

Goods-to-Person Picking Technologies Overview See webinar

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