Automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS or AS/RS) consist of a variety of computer-controlled systems for automatically placing and retrieving loads from defined storage locations.
Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) are typically used in applications where:
- There is a very high volume of loads being moved into and out of storage
- Storage density is important because of space constraints
- No value is added in this process (no processing, only storage and transport)
- Accuracy is critical because of potential expensive damages to the load