Automated storage system

A NEW, modular automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) for unit loads, such as palletised goods, is said to significantly reduce the lead time, engineering complexity and costs associated with implementing automated storage solutions.

Dematic’s RapidStore requires aisles 250mm wider than the load and reaches up to 24 metres high as standard (30 metres at reduced speed and/or load).

The system reportedly has an average retrieval rate of 63 pallets per hour or 40 double cycles in a single deep system that is 24m high with a 65m long aisle. It is said to accommodate up to 1,600 standard pallets in a single aisle and 3,200 pallets in a double-deep configuration.

The RapidStore storage and retrieval machine’s unique mast design allows it to operate at travel speeds up to 240 metres/min, with hoisting speeds up to 85 metres/min and fork speeds up to 90 metres/min.