Meet AutoStore Red Line and Black Line: Empowered by Bastian Solutions
The AutoStore Black Line and Red Line systems are innovative storage solutions that allow 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.
AutoStore Red Line is the fastest-growing robotic warehouse system and has pioneered cube-based automation to revolutionize warehousing with a simple, reliable and flexible solution. To take AutoStore’s game-changing functionality to the next level, the company has now developed a new robot and workstation to service the highest demand systems.
AutoStore Black Line introduces a new robot, relay port and taller bin design to deliver 650 bins per hour and 99% system uptime, an ideal solution for the most demanding order fulfillment centers. AutoStore Black Line components can also be added to existing Red Line systems for increased throughput, making AutoStore the most scalable and flexible goods-to-person automation system on the market.
Recognized as one of the top AutoStore integrators, Bastian Solutions understands the capabilities of AutoStore technology and designs world-class order fulfillment solutions unique to each warehouse. See our top AutoStore solutions for more information.
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.
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